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    Hi guys, off late I am facing cold start issues with my duke. Its not able to start without throttle input, I have to keep giving some throttle until the bike is warmed up otherwise it just stalls. I have started facing this issue from last week, before this I never faced starting issue with my bike. My duke's battery need a change as it has some dead cells, but I don't think battery would cause this issue. Do I need to get my bike checked for shims clearance?
    Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated, thanks
    Hi, guys I did change the battery and I am still facing the cold start issues. Now what should be the course of action, when I got the bike serviced svc mechanic mentioned that this type of issue could be because of shims clearance.

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    Hi, guys I did change the battery and I am still facing the cold start issues. Now what should be the course of action, when I got the bike serviced svc mechanic mentioned that this type of issue could be because of shims clearance.
    Get the throttle body cleaned first and then observe

    If it doesn’t work then the next step would be the fuel injector cleaning

    Post your observations

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    Hey ! I am a new member here and currently Own a 2015 RC 390. I purchased a used bike in excellent condition with 5300 kms in the ODO which appears to be genuine. i checked the bike if it has a smoking issue before I went for the deal. I didn't spot any smoke on the second days cold start too. However, on the 3rd day of ownership I noticed smoke coming out of the exhaust on cold start. Gradually the smoke increased everyday but the smoke doesn't stay after the engine warms up. I took it to KTM SVC and consulted. the SVC guy asked me to get a service done as a clogged Filter and old oil could be the reason behind it. I gave the bike for full service at KTM Baner , Pune. the SVC guys told me that smoking at start up for RC 390 is quite common (Is it true?). after the service, the smoking king of increased even but since the smoke doesnt stay for long, I still have a hope that the valve seals and piston rings are still in shape. Suddenly one day I start hearing a sharp whistle at start (First Crank) and sometimes during a hard acceleration. The power went down in one ride and then the fueling became rough and a bit erratic, like a clogged carb ( I know its FI). Two days back I spotted a crack on the right side of the Air Filter Box. All this happened in a matter of 10 days! So this smoking in the morning starts is because of the Air filter Box? Or i am looking at an engine open? please help me people. I am tired of going through youtube videos and blogs which complain about KTM quality but nobody talks about the actual effects of a cracked Air box or the reason for the morning start smoke. The Cracked Air filter Box is the reason for smoking exhaust at cold start? Because I know the drop in power and erratic fueling surely is. I am more concerned about the smoke at start up. you people with years of experience with this bike are my last hope.
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    Post Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Quote Originally Posted by davir90 View Post
    Hey ! I am a new member here and currently Own a 2015 RC 390. I purchased a used bike in excellent condition with 5300 kms in the ODO which appears to be genuine. i checked the bike if it has a smoking issue before I went for the deal. I didn't spot any smoke on the second days cold start too. However, on the 3rd day of ownership I noticed smoke coming out of the exhaust on cold start. Gradually the smoke increased everyday but the smoke doesn't stay after the engine warms up. I took it to KTM SVC and consulted. the SVC guy asked me to get a service done as a clogged Filter and old oil could be the reason behind it. I gave the bike for full service at KTM Baner , Pune. the SVC guys told me that smoking at start up for RC 390 is quite common (Is it true?). after the service, the smoking king of increased even but since the smoke doesnt stay for long, I still have a hope that the valve seals and piston rings are still in shape. Suddenly one day I start hearing a sharp whistle at start (First Crank) and sometimes during a hard acceleration. The power went down in one ride and then the fueling became rough and a bit erratic, like a clogged carb ( I know its FI). Two days back I spotted a crack on the right side of the Air Filter Box. All this happened in a matter of 10 days! So this smoking in the morning starts is because of the Air filter Box? Or i am looking at an engine open? please help me people. I am tired of going through youtube videos and blogs which complain about KTM quality but nobody talks about the actual effects of a cracked Air box or the reason for the morning start smoke. The Cracked Air filter Box is the reason for smoking exhaust at cold start? Because I know the drop in power and erratic fueling surely is. I am more concerned about the smoke at start up. you people with years of experience with this bike are my last hope.
    Mild smoke only during early mornings are normal, as it's usually steamy and not thick smoke. The steam exhaust usually disappears after the engine warms up, which is perfectly normal. This steam exhaust, won't have any smell, that's one. Secondly, if you observe thick white smoke that smells like oil or like an Yamaha RX 100 smoke, then we have trouble. This can either be due to faulty valve stem oil seal or the faulty piston rings. How much has the bike clocked?

    Secondly, a cracked air filter box would mean, you will have erratic IDLE rpm. If the crack is minimal, the FI will manage if the crack is too much then you will have extremely lean mixture and erratic RPM, as the air sucked in will be more than desired. Replace your airbox if necessary. It's better to get your cracked airbox replaced for peace of mind, and once replaced your stalling and extreme erratic RPM will be stable.

    Thirdly, if your bike has clocked more than 20k kms, it's strongly recommended to clean your throttle body and replace your spark plug.

    Hope it helps!

    Keep your observations posted.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    Mild smoke only during early mornings are normal, as it's usually steamy and not thick smoke. The steam exhaust usually disappears after the engine warms up, which is perfectly normal. This steam exhaust, won't have any smell, that's one. Secondly, if you observe thick white smoke that smells like oil or like an Yamaha RX 100 smoke, then we have trouble. This can either be due to faulty valve stem oil seal or the faulty piston rings. How much has the bike clocked?

    Secondly, a cracked air filter box would mean, you will have erratic IDLE rpm. If the crack is minimal, the FI will manage if the crack is too much then you will have extremely lean mixture and erratic RPM, as the air sucked in will be more than desired. Replace your airbox if necessary. It's better to get your cracked airbox replaced for peace of mind, and once replaced your stalling and extreme erratic RPM will be stable.

    Thirdly, if your bike has clocked more than 20k kms, it's strongly recommended to clean your throttle body and replace your spark plug.

    Hope it helps!

    Keep your observations posted.

    Cheers!
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    Thanks so much for typing such a long explaination brother. However, I must clarify that my bike smokes more like a auto rikshaw than a nice steamy kettle of chai in the starts. Now it has become frequesnt in the day, like every start it smokes. And it has increased after the service. Along with that I can here a sharp screech during the first crank of the starter motor. This screech or whistle can be hered under hard accelation too and its coming from under the tank. Fuelling is sometimes good and sometimes erratic while riding but the smoke has increased and its not subjected to the first start of the day. Its hapeni g on everystart. It goes away once the engine warms. Its not the faulty piston ring wala continuous white smoke throughout the day with engine running wala smoke though. Its grey and it comes out for a min or 30 secs of the first start. Please clarify. Once again, thank you so much.
    P.s - Bike has run 5550 kms in total and 250 kms in my hand since the problem develoved and I took the ownership of the motorcycle.
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    Post Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Quote Originally Posted by davir90 View Post
    Thanks so much for typing such a long explaination brother. However, I must clarify that my bike smokes more like a auto rikshaw than a nice steamy kettle of chai in the starts. Now it has become frequesnt in the day, like every start it smokes. And it has increased after the service. Along with that I can here a sharp screech during the first crank of the starter motor. This screech or whistle can be hered under hard accelation too and its coming from under the tank. Fuelling is sometimes good and sometimes erratic while riding but the smoke has increased and its not subjected to the first start of the day. Its hapeni g on everystart. It goes away once the engine warms. Its not the faulty piston ring wala continuous white smoke throughout the day with engine running wala smoke though. Its grey and it comes out for a min or 30 secs of the first start. Please clarify. Once again, thank you so much.
    P.s - Bike has run 5550 kms in total and 250 kms in my hand since the problem develoved and I took the ownership of the motorcycle.
    There you have it. If you observe smoke each time you stop after parking irrespective of the engine temperature, your valve oil seals are bust. Once the engine warms up again, the valves expand and provide a good seal, and hence no smoke. Get all your valve seals replaced along with new valves and shims. If you continue to ride like this, eventually you will end up burning all the oil in the engine and eventually would lead to engine seizure with even an expensive bill. Erratic RPM can be solved by replacing the AF box.

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    Hi fellow riders,
    My duke390 2014 is having a strange sound at morning starting up. It is like a tan tan tan sound which lasts for around first 4 5 minutes. I have checked it is not from exhaus but couldn't figure out where it is coming from. Just thought to ask if anyone else faced the same and possible cause.
    Another issue is rampant which is tank vibration which is a buzzing sound coming from near tank lid. If it has to be replaced then can I know what all do I have to replace?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rider_soul View Post
    Hi fellow riders,
    My duke390 2014 is having a strange sound at morning starting up. It is like a tan tan tan sound which lasts for around first 4 5 minutes. I have checked it is not from exhaus but couldn't figure out where it is coming from. Just thought to ask if anyone else faced the same and possible cause.
    Another issue is rampant which is tank vibration which is a buzzing sound coming from near tank lid. If it has to be replaced then can I know what all do I have to replace?
    Thanks in advance.
    For the engine sound, it can mean different things. If you can share an audio clip from YouTube it'd be helpful in analyzing the issue. Secondly, the buzz that you observe on the tank is from the fuel tank key cover flap. It's what causes that frequency buzz. The fuel cap itself is fine, no need of replacing it. If you can find a round washer like magnet that can cover inner portion of the key flap and stick it, it would arrest the noise, by preventing the flap from vibrating.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikundefined View Post
    Hi, guys I did change the battery and I am still facing the cold start issues. Now what should be the course of action, when I got the bike serviced svc mechanic mentioned that this type of issue could be because of shims clearance.
    I have made a video of the starting issue I am facing, I can only get the bike started if I give some throttle and hold it for about 2 mins. If I leave the throttle before the engine the engine is warmed up, then the bike just dies.
    Here's a link of the video, https://photos.app.goo.gl/4jF2gnmGHxgh5SYv5

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikundefined View Post
    I have made a video of the starting issue I am facing, I can only get the bike started if I give some throttle and hold it for about 2 mins. If I leave the throttle before the engine the engine is warmed up, then the bike just dies.
    Here's a link of the video, https://photos.app.goo.gl/4jF2gnmGHxgh5SYv5
    Check your throttle body for carbon accumulation, spark plug and stepper motor. A gummed up throttle body would cause the exact same thing and so is a faulty stepper motor, which isn't allowing enough air to the engine. Clean the throttle body thoroughly first and observe if it solves the issue, if it doesn't, then check your stepper motor. Make sure your plugs are not gummed up either. If you haven't replaced your spark plug, it's the time to do so.

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