Question about 1998 KTM Duke
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
awesome bike that i bought yesterday after needing to slow down from my GSXR days. Well happy with it apart from oil p1ssing out of what i realised is the cylinder head base gasket. Got it home yesterday and after drying out from another glorious day's riding in the p1ssing rain and noticed my boot was covered in oil (on right boot - rear brake side just behind exhaust route). The question i need answering is will a quick fix of unbolting the cylinder head and putting some decent gasket sealent in the gap made by the missing piece of gasket fix it or is this area under massive pressures? I'm guessing its not subject to too much pressure cos the piston rings dont go down that far I assume? The oil is just spitting out a fine spray Just need to know whether i can get away with this as a temp fix rather than having to do a full top end strip down which i don't really want to be doing at this stage.replace the gasket before it gets worse and gets on to ur rear tyre,,
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
Is the bike at stock condition?
Check the carb and the charging system.
You should measure 13,5-14V at your battery in 3000rpm with your high beams on.
Posted on May 31, 2009
Sorry to hear you have had a drama. It is often travelling at low speeds where you may experience problems like this, and come off the bike.
Things to look out for here are loose gravel or sand on the roadway where the problem occurred. This will make the tyres slid out from under you.
If the bike is brand new, another thing to look out for is products like tyre shine that may have been applied to the tyres whilst the bike may have been in the show room. Also new tyres have a wax coating that reduce levels of traction when brand new. you may have dipped a peg on the ground that could have levered the bike over on you also.
Hope this has helped you understand a little what has happened, perhaps get a biker mate, or bikeshop to check it out for you before you go riding again to be sure that there are no contaminants on the rubber surfaces of the tyres.
Happy to answer any questions you may have.
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
SOURCE: wiring diagran for ktm 690
My best suggestion is go to your local library and they will have your diagram. Our local library has wiring diagrams online. This way it is free. You can order a manual from the bike shop but it is going to cost money that way. I have looked all over for wiring diagrams on the internet and have had no luck finding any of them. I have even paid for them and they always seem to be wrong. Or no help.
Posted on Sep 14, 2010
SOURCE: KTM DUKE 690, not starting,
The battery needs to be in top condition to give enough power to turn that single cylinder engine. Charge the battery properly, not just with a battery conditioner like the Opitmate. When it's fully charged everything should be ok. If not, get a new battery and follow the instructions for charging it. If you aren't using the bike for more than a couple of weeks, get a battery conditioner to keep it fully charged.
Posted on Aug 05, 2011
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