Front Susp feels strange - 2018 KTM 790 Duke Forum
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
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Front Susp feels strange

Hi all,

I'm new here so forgive me please if this topic was already discuss.

I bought KTM Duke 790 about 3 weeks ago. This is my first bike. Before that I was driving a scooter Yamaha NMax 125.
The bike is great but I noticed one thing that caught my attention. When I drive slowly on a very bumpy road, I received a odd feedback from the front weel. The feeling is like there would be someting loose, not screwed hard enough. I think it comes from suspension. In my opinion it might be that this fork is working like that while the speed is low and I need to just used to this, but before I go to garage and do fool of myself I would like to know your opinion first.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 11:41 AM
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Thatís a tough one. Do you have any more experienced riding buddies who could test it out? They might be able to tell you. Otherwise, Iíd take to the dealer to ask.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 05:51 PM
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Confucius says. . . .you are only a fool if you donít ask!

As EvanB2 says, if you donít have a more experienced mate, ask the dealer, I doubt they will take the p**s, you are a customer
& my experience of KTM is the staff are generally very helpful.
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Iím guessing you already checked the front tire pressure? Welcome to the Group!

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-25-2019, 12:16 AM
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Sounds like a possible loose steering stem

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 06:25 PM


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Originally Posted by dj790duke View Post
Sounds like a possible loose steering stem
If it is that loose, he should be able to pull and push the forks and feel it clanking right?

Agreed, take it back to the dealer and ask them to check it out if you don't have a buddy that can test it for ya.

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