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Old 24th July 2015, 13:34   #4636
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Hey guys. I booked a Duke 390 and will be getting it in about 2 days. What are all the PDI I should do before taking delivery?
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Hey guys. I booked a Duke 390 and will be getting it in about 2 days. What are all the PDI I should do before taking delivery?
I think this (ARTICLE: Pre-delivery Inspection (PDI) & Check List) will be of great help to you. Replace the 4 wheeled jargons with the obvious and you're good to go.
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How much of the 12 months would you say is conducive to riding

Of course, one would be a lot safer and have better access to a race track than if they were in India; not to mention a plethora of relatively affordable motorcycles to choose from
I have no clue. I am sure i am not "not riding" just because its cold. of course my bike will be in storage when it snows.

I am getting winter jackets, pants, heated grips, even gloves, neck warmers and what not. Its like whatever it takes get close to the 12 months

Affordability - Absolutely yes. Imaging riding a 650 for the price less than that of a 390. Sorry we went off topic here.

But the point is we have the best bang for the buck in the form of 390 and i am sure i will pick one up the day i land there.
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My first post on behalf of my brother. We own a duke 390 and the bike has developed a new issue from today. The bike shuts off once the RPM crossed 5500. The bike was recently serviced (16000kms) and run only 50 Kms post service.

What might be the issue?
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A quick update on my tail tidy DIY.

Filled the empty and hollow tail area firstly with perfectly cut thermocole and later covered it with a quite thick layer of m-seal. Now the tail section looks neat and sealed from probable water entering entering inside during rains.

Also have attached along the pic of the modified numberplate holder plate.

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My first post on behalf of my brother. We own a duke 390 and the bike has developed a new issue from today. The bike shuts off once the RPM crossed 5500. The bike was recently serviced (16000kms) and run only 50 Kms post service.

What might be the issue?
That's a weird issue, rather uncommon. Do understand that some Dukes are known to abruptly shut down when your engage the clutch at certain speeds, and I hope that's not the issue here.

Bad fuel might be factor, or it could be an electrical fault. The best idea would be to take it to the nearest trustworthy KTM service center. You can also try elaborating the issue here, maybe a video attachment, and see if anybody has any ideas.
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Thanks for the reply @RiderZone.

The bike was parked for 2 days and my brother claims that the rain water might have seeped in?

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Thanks for the reply @RiderZone.

The bike was parked for 2 days and my brother claims that the rain water might have seeped in?

Embedding the video.
I have ridden in rain for hours and the bike was parked outside and it has got washed that way numerous times.
I suspect that it needs some cleaning/adjustment/tuning of the throttle body.

Does the engine stall when you hold the revs steady? say at 4k rpm for a longer duration ?
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Does the engine stall when you hold the revs steady? say at 4k rpm for a longer duration ?
The bike doesn't start anymore. Just the starter motor kicking in. I think it's time to bring the flat bed truck.
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The bike doesn't start anymore. Just the starter motor kicking in. I think it's time to bring the flat bed truck.
I also had faced the same problem, it was the fuel pump gone kapput!
Just check if you can hear the pump getting started once you turn the ignition to on position. In my case this was not happening.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...ml#post3605064 (The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...ml#post3600429 (The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread)

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The bike was parked for 2 days and my brother claims that the rain water might have seeped in?

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More likely to be an electrical issue. Please get the coils and wiring checked. In that sequence.

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Update: Before the bike refused starting, the bike refused to go above 6000RPM and acted if the rev limiter kicked in.

Does KTM Duke offer roadside assistance?
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Update: Before the bike refused starting, the bike refused to go above 6000RPM and acted if the rev limiter kicked in.

Does KTM Duke offer roadside assistance?
KTM Orange Assist is there to help with roadside troubles, but you have to pay 800 bucks for a yearly subscription. I'm not sure if they can charge some amount and tow your bike to the nearest SVC. Here are the numbers I have of them: 022 40901529 022 66022563

If you are anywhere near Mumbai, I would suggest to head straight to KTM Seawoods, that's the best KTM service center there is in my opinion.
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Here are the numbers I have of them: 022 40901529 022 66022563
Thanks for all the information. Can we purchase the KTM Orange assist now? The bike is 11 months old. And the bike is in Mangalore, 40kms away from the nearest A.S.S.

My brother spoke to the Technician in the A.S.S. They didn't have a proper understanding of the issue and expecting a call back.
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Thanks for all the information. Can we purchase the KTM Orange assist now? The bike is 11 months old. And the bike is in Mangalore, 40kms away from the nearest A.S.S.

My brother spoke to the Technician in the A.S.S. They didn't have a proper understanding of the issue and expecting a call back.
You can purchase Orange Assist regardless of the age of the bike. Check with the KTM people in Mangalore to see if they even have flat-bed trucks. KTM Orange Assist sounds quite awesome, but their services are not of the same quality all over the country. If the Orange Assist people are also going to bring in a rickety rickshaw to tow your bike away, it would not make much sense to spend 800 bucks on that.

I don't think anybody will be able to diagnose this issue without touching the bike and spending some time with it. However, check with fellow BHPins or other contacts you have to find the most reliable KTM service center near you. Although KTM SVCs are not known for any shady practices, it's no use to send your bike to a place where nobody has a clue what to do with it.
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