There’s a print on demand portal here: https://print.ktm.com/ that you can buy print or digital copies of the repair manual.I just bought an 890 from the dealer two days ago and part of my negotiation was that they were required to provide me a factory service manual as part of the deal....
Most dealer diagnostic devices are guided on the screen so that is why it's not written in the manual. I have a Texa Navigator and they have finally released support for the 790. It has a couple issues still but hoping they fix it soon.Little bummed that there’s no electronic diagnostic information, even though I don’t have a scan tool that can access it. It means that they are hiding a lot of the modern methods of “repairing” one of these bikes.
None that I am aware of for this model KTM. There are a couple good tools for BMW i.e. GS911 and Motoscan appI had the Ross-tech VCDS tools for my Audi, and I work in the Automotive aftermarket, so I appreciate having the diagnostic tools to manage the ongoing service of my toys! That Texa navigator is a $$$ tool, doesn't look like there is a service "lite" option for "consumer" use is there?
I purchased the bundles of both the user and service manuals. $120 I like having the paper manuals when I'm working on the bike. Don't like getting my electronic devices dirty. Yes I know. I could just print out the relevant pages. I'm old school when it comes to books.
What dimensions are they, i will look at my 790 manual.Hi guys,
I purchased the srevice manual for my Duke 890R, but I have found obvious mistakes inside. For example : on page 270 the cylinder diameter is not correct. (Probably a copy paste issue from the 790), same problem for the piston on page 272.
Do you have the same issue with your manuals also?
How could I believe in other data (tolerances, tightening torque spec., etc.) after this mistake? I bought the manual to have/know those values , the correct values. What if I strip a thread somewhere just because the 790 and 890R values are different?
I tried to contact the printing company but I only got back nice automatic mails that they will contact me soon. Nobody contacted me. After a few weeks I sent an email to a specific person asking for a corrected manual. The response was :
"Thats not how it should work out. Sorry.
When did you order your manual / from which year is your bike?
I need this info for my next step:
I will then forward your mail and your findings to the technical documentation team. They will contact you directly with further infos or questions.
Needless to say, after providing them the required data, nobody contacted me.
In my opinion it should work like this (if I were the seller):
1. Apologize for the mistake
2. Review the manual (all of it) and correct (all) the mistakes
3. Send the updated version to all former customers.
What's your opinion, how should I proceed?
Coming from owning a Ducati to a KTM 890, I know for a fact that these discrepancies do exist in all manuals. If there is a silver lining here, the KTM manual is pretty darn good in comparison to other more niche manufacturers. If you can get Big Corporate to move for, more power to you.What dimensions are they, i will look at my 790 manual.