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  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Thank you guys for suggestions. I will get the bike checked.

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    • Originally posted by kiran2508 View Post
      Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences



      You can confirm 100% on this, KTM has stopped over the counter sales for most major parts(unless you know friend someone within the SVC or big have influence), my 390 is waiting for parts for a full top rebuild from almost 20days now.
      Parts are coming in one by one slowly based on back-order and advance payment only directly from Pune and directly being used up on the bikes which are waiting in SVC from months for parts due to lock-down.

      The info I got from Head of spares for Bangalore was Bajaj/KTM factory in Pune is operating only at 30-40% employees capacity as cases are reaching 3L in Maharashtra, so expect this parts and spares issue to continue for some more months.
      up until now...?

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      • Originally posted by airazen View Post
        up until now...?
        Things are back to normal now, most parts are now available with under 1 week turn around time
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        • Installed Husqvarna indicators.

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          • Originally posted by deville_56 View Post
            Installed Husqvarna indicators.
            are they a direct fit or any juggad required ? and how much do they cost ? the dukes oem indicators are some 650rs a piece iirc.

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            • Originally posted by s1d View Post

              are they a direct fit or any juggad required ? and how much do they cost ? the dukes oem indicators are some 650rs a piece iirc.
              Direct fit. I think this would actually cost more than that, but got for cheap from MySpareMarket for discounted price, ₹ 400.00/piece. He's got OEM as well as replica KTM Duke indicators.
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              • Originally posted by deville_56 View Post

                Direct fit. I think this would actually cost more than that, but got for cheap from MySpareMarket for discounted price, ₹ 400.00/piece. He's got OEM as well as replica KTM Duke indicators.
                Dev, does this indicator have the plastic shrouded around the white lens bezels? If yes, then okay, if not, during monsoon and high speed wet rides, water ingress is a possibility. The first gen Duke had these issues with their flashers, and post 2015 you can see the flashers came with a plastic bezel around the lens bezel to prevent water ingress. But nonetheless, if it ain't broke then, no worries.

                Cheers!
                VJ
                Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
                The girl said, 'NO!'


                And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


                THE END

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                • HI,

                  Does any one know Can we order the complete Duke 390 engine assembly? If yes the approximate cost of the engine.

                  Thanks in Advance

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                  • Originally posted by yeswanthkumar View Post
                    HI,

                    Does any one know Can we order the complete Duke 390 engine assembly? If yes the approximate cost of the engine.

                    Thanks in Advance
                    Engine can be ordered as a single unit, yes. It can perhaps turn out to be more than 40k approx, last I remember. I'd suggest you try scouring around your nearest used market dealers, chances are they might have some engines. You just have to hunt, if lucks works out, you shall get one at a good price.

                    Good luck.

                    Cheers!
                    VJ
                    Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
                    The girl said, 'NO!'


                    And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


                    THE END

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                    • Originally posted by yeswanthkumar View Post
                      Does any one know Can we order the complete Duke 390 engine assembly? If yes the approximate cost of the engine.
                      What is the requirement and usecase?

                      Even if you can hold of one, it'll be illegal to swap the engine to a different engine number mentioned on the RC card and Insurance documents and will not be officially road legal anymore. You need to get all the proper approval and clearances from RTO before doing the swap

                      But for all purposes, apart from the Engine crankcase(where the engine number is stamped), everything else parts can be ordered and swapped without any issues.
                      Last edited by kiran2508; 05-16-2021, 12:59 PM.
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                      KTM RC390 - 2015 to Curr​ent
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                      • HI.

                        Thanks buddy for the reply.

                        Found a duke 390 2014 without engine for a very good deal. As per the owner he given the engine 1year back for the rebuild and never received back from the mechanic (covid effect). I tried the used marked for the engines but all of them are out of the bikes more than 40-50k kms on the odometer.

                        I would like to know if it is good to buy the used engine and do the complete overhaul or get the new engine(Price also depends)?

                        What would be the price for the complete engine rebuild?

                        Thanks in advance.
                        Yeswanth Kumar

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                        • Originally posted by yeswanthkumar View Post
                          HI.

                          Thanks buddy for the reply.

                          Found a duke 390 2014 without engine for a very good deal. As per the owner he given the engine 1year back for the rebuild and never received back from the mechanic (covid effect). I tried the used marked for the engines but all of them are out of the bikes more than 40-50k kms on the odometer.

                          I would like to know if it is good to buy the used engine and do the complete overhaul or get the new engine(Price also depends)?

                          What would be the price for the complete engine rebuild?

                          Thanks in advance.
                          Yeswanth Kumar
                          Now, the question is, the 2014 Duke that you've "zeroed in for" is the prior owner of that vehicle giving you the engine along once he gets that? If yes, then I would suggest you wait and get the engine from him, as that engine would have the right engine number and this relegates lot of redtape, that's one. Secondly, if you get a new engine, you have to get the engine number punched to the one that was in the RC. If you can and are able to pay for a new engine, nothing should stop you. If you are on a budget and my personal suggestion would be to start inspecting any used motor to satisfaction, this would give you a sensible idea as to what requires to be replaced and pretty much gives you an idea of the costs involved. Getting a used motor and replacing the clutch, cylinder and head peripherals, you're looking upwards of 20k plus easily.

                          Good luck on the hunt. Before that, try to source the motor from the owner, that saves you from a lot of petty troublesome life later.

                          Cheers!
                          VJ
                          Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
                          The girl said, 'NO!'


                          And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


                          THE END

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                          • Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post

                            Now, the question is, the 2014 Duke that you've "zeroed in for" is the prior owner of that vehicle giving you the engine along once he gets that? If yes, then I would suggest you wait and get the engine from him, as that engine would have the right engine number and this relegates lot of redtape, that's one. Secondly, if you get a new engine, you have to get the engine number punched to the one that was in the RC. If you can and are able to pay for a new engine, nothing should stop you. If you are on a budget and my personal suggestion would be to start inspecting any used motor to satisfaction, this would give you a sensible idea as to what requires to be replaced and pretty much gives you an idea of the costs involved. Getting a used motor and replacing the clutch, cylinder and head peripherals, you're looking upwards of 20k plus easily.

                            Good luck on the hunt. Before that, try to source the motor from the owner, that saves you from a lot of petty troublesome life later.

                            Cheers!
                            VJ
                            Hi.

                            Thanks for your advise.

                            I need to start searching for good motor. The original motor for the vehicle is gone. No trace of it.

                            Thank you,

                            Yeswanth Kumar

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                            • Originally posted by yeswanthkumar View Post
                              What would be the price for the complete engine rebuild?
                              Complete rebuild including the Bottom end will add upto 45-50K flat
                              Without the bottom end rebuild would be 30-32k

                              Rough prices:
                              Piston and cylinder - 8k
                              Clutch assy - 4.5k
                              Timing chain, chain guides, 4 rocker arms, 2 cams, 4 valves, valve oil seals, shims - 8k
                              Water pump asys and gaskets- 1k
                              New Crankshaft and rod - 10k, (rebuild old crank 4k)
                              Miscellaneous stuff like oil, coolant, filters, gaskets, sealant spark plug, loctite - 5k
                              Labor - 6-8k
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                              Bajaj Discover 135 DTSi Sports - 2009 to Current
                              KTM RC390 - 2015 to Curr​ent
                              TVS Jupiter - 2016 to Current

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                              • Originally posted by kiran2508 View Post

                                Complete rebuild including the Bottom end will add upto 45-50K flat
                                Without the bottom end rebuild would be 30-32k

                                Rough prices:
                                Piston and cylinder - 8k
                                Clutch assy - 4.5k
                                Timing chain, chain guides, 4 rocker arms, 2 cams, 4 valves, valve oil seals, shims - 8k
                                Water pump asys and gaskets- 1k
                                New Crankshaft and rod - 10k, (rebuild old crank 4k)
                                Miscellaneous stuff like oil, coolant, filters, gaskets, sealant spark plug, loctite - 5k
                                Labor - 6-8k
                                N post rebuild no warranty,gaurantee of the rebuild which means your 55k reinvestment carries a substantial risk -so when my D390 "Blor Betty"s engine started smoking at 24k kms ,heartbreakingly sold it and bought a Himalayan -but i sure do miss her
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