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post #1 of 51 Old 11-19-2013, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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390 Duke won't start

I've recently bought a 390 Duke.

It runs and handles great, the problem is starting - first it wouldn't start when warm, so back to the garage and fixed - something wrong with the KTM valve settings that were issued!!

Now it won't start at all - so back to the garage tomorrow!

It is very frustrating - has anyone else had problems with the bike starting?
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post #2 of 51 Old 11-20-2013, 04:13 AM
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Ive read of another person in India having this problem when the engine was warm, while they waiting for the repair they opened the throttle just a little on start up and it fired.
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post #3 of 51 Old 11-20-2013, 04:37 AM
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Ya I have had problems since day one, sometimes it will, other times I have to crack the throttle a bit.
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post #4 of 51 Old 11-20-2013, 02:28 PM
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keep us updated on what the cause is.
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Ive read of another person in India having this problem when the engine was warm, while they waiting for the repair they opened the throttle just a little on start up and it fired.
I have been following closely with the aritcles about the dukes from india. Now they are talking about whether it has to do with the build quality control. Some have mentioned that whatever problems arrise with the indian model dukes won;t neccessarily get carried over to the north american models.

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I have been following closely with the aritcles about the dukes from india. Now they are talking about whether it has to do with the build quality control. Some have mentioned that whatever problems arrise with the indian model dukes won;t neccessarily get carried over to the north american models.
But I thought they're all built in the same plant? If that's the case wouldn't they all share the same problems?
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post #7 of 51 Old 11-20-2013, 10:39 PM
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As I understand, they are all made in India by Bajaj, then shipped to Austria for QA check then shipped worldwide. This is why everyone is waiting so long for their order.
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Similar issues here.

Cold starting is no problem, just don't touch the throttle.

Warm/hot starts won't happen unless I use a little throttle.

Once in a while it completely refuses to start from warm (but not hot) unless I turn the ignition off then on again (presumably resetting the ECU).

Now I have the hang of it, I think of it as character rather than a problem.

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check out the self study manual and see if you can reverse engineer the solution for the diagrams...

http://www.ktm.com/fileadmin/user_up...SSM_902_EN.pdf
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check out the self study manual and see if you can reverse engineer the solution for the diagrams...

http://www.ktm.com/fileadmin/user_up...SSM_902_EN.pdf
that is one sweet self study manual, i haven't seen anything like this from a bike maker, closest thing was a leaked service manual that techs would have.
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