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  • silentmusic
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    Hello guys, how are you all? Need help regarding some issue I am facing with Duke 390, It will be great if someone can help. There is micro stutter at the lower RPM say around 3-4000 rpm, at higher rpm bike runs fine. When inspected by KTM service engineer, he said fuel pump may be faulty, it has been recently serviced, there is no issue with the bike other than that, Pickup seems normal. If the fuel pump is faulty can I replace it with car fuel pump motor only, its available around 1k on amazon? Please suggest. Thanks.

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  • Hemanth Raj
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    I have the first-gen 2016 model duke 390.

    My service center guys continuously screwed over me by filling low oil giving excuses when I asked about it. They didn't do the valve clearance either at the company recommended 30k km. I had the piston rings finally changed at around 42k km after the oil ran low and it started smoking,

    Now it has run close to 4k km after the piston rings work, But the bike seems different than what it used to be after that work I thought it would go away after few hundred kilometers.

    I don't feel any vibration below 80 kmph but after that, it starts increasing gets flattened at around 100 kmph. But the vibrations are intolerable if I'm cruising at or over that speed. I don't hear any weird noise just the vibrations.

    I've ridden this bike from when it was new it was not like this vibey before it almost feels like the bike doesn't want to be at over 5.5k rpm it was rev-happy before.
    What could be the issue here? I've told the service center but they aren't helping me.

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  • kiran2508
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    Originally posted by zestbiker View Post
    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
    I did get warranty from KTM service center for 6months /2000kms for any issues that arises and two free services. It all depends on from where one gets the rebuild done, the experience and skill of the mechanics involved.

    2000kms is more than enough to fully validate any issues that might occur, in all possible scenarios.
    Last edited by kiran2508; 05-26-2021, 03:28 PM.

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  • zestbiker
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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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  • kiran2508
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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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  • yeswanthkumar
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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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  • B7ACKTHORN
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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

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  • yeswanthkumar
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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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  • kiran2508
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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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  • B7ACKTHORN
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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

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  • yeswanthkumar
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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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  • B7ACKTHORN
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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

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  • deville_56
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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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  • s1d
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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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  • deville_56
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    Installed Husqvarna indicators.

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