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KTM 790 Duke

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by jigger, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Kreeeee

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    Yeah, they're good fun but there are so many problems with them that I wouldn't touch one for at least a year.
     
  2. jigger

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    What do they suffer from?
     
  3. Kreeeee

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    Poor brakes (and glazing), overheating leading to damaged headers caused by faulty temperature sensors, oil leaking due to cracks in the engine casing and loads more. Read the 790 forums for an overview but it put me right off them.
     
  4. jigger

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    790dukeforum.com?
     
  5. Kreeeee

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    There are a couple of them and the antisocial facebook private groups. I think most information is locked away in private groups these days.
     
  6. jigger

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    The few I've found don't seem to mention much.
     
  7. Kreeeee

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    Join the two big Facebook groups.
     
  8. Scort

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    Cancelled by test ride, as I decided to keep my Duke - but having issues with that recently, I have given the Duke more thought.... though I have just seen the posts above.

    Maybe I can get another R1 again ;)
     
  9. jigger

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    I'm thinking 790 Duke or Z900RS. Really want a lighter bike though.
     
  10. Daftbrown

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