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Three times now the engine has cut out giving only the low oil icon on the dash.
Twice as I was rolling to a stop with the clutch in to select neutral. The first time it happened I checked the oil level and it was and still is good.
The last time it happened I was tipping into a turn with the clutch in to make a down shift.
Has anyone else experienced this?
I will have the bike in for the first maintenance this week and I will talk with the G.M. about it. Any for knowledge would be appreciated.
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Steve
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This happened when I first got my 790 about 5-10 times. Then it stopped and it didnt start until this winter after not riding it for 2 months its happened a couple times but hasnt happened since march. took it to the dealer and they dont know
 

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This happened when I first got my 790 about 5-10 times. Then it stopped and it didnt start until this winter after not riding it for 2 months its happened a couple times but hasnt happened since march. took it to the dealer and they dont know
That's not good news. I was hoping it was part of the E.F.I. Code and could be fixed with a key stroke.
 

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Mine done this three or four times within the first 600 miles. Apparently the ECU is in learning mode initially according to what a tech told me. Couple times it happened when I was manually blipping the throttle going from 2nd to 1st gear. Then the other couple times it happened it was just me normally going down the gears rolling to a stop. Very strange.

The good news is I've been riding it the same and now since the first service its sorted itself out
 

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Mine done this three or four times within the first 600 miles. Apparently the ECU is in learning mode initially according to what a tech told me. Couple times it happened when I was manually blipping the throttle going from 2nd to 1st gear. Then the other couple times it happened it was just me normally going down the gears rolling to a stop. Very strange.

The good news is I've been riding it the same and now since the first service its sorted itself out
That's sort of what I was hoping to hear. I figured this had to be a computer issue of some sort.

A motorcycle with a "learning mode" this is a new idea for me and a long way from any bike I've previously ridden.

I'm going in for my first service today. When I mentioned it to the G.M. he did not seem concerned and that put me at ease. Your response, Vulture, really makes me feel better about it.

Thanks very much for your reply
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No problem. The good new is, like I said, so far since the first service and software update is hasn't done it since. Hopefully you are the same. Ride safe dude
 

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No problem. The good new is, like I said, so far since the first service and software update is hasn't done it since. Hopefully you are the same. Ride safe dude
I mentioned the problem to the service tech at my break in service (600 miles) he said he would check it out. He raised the idle a little. Hopefully that does the trick.
 

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A quick note to update this topic.
When I brought my 2020 790 in for its first service I mentioned the stalling problem and described it in detail. I also pointed out the small weeping of oil from around the oil pan/crankcase seam or possibly the oil plugs for the magnets.
The Technician said he could fix the stalling with the computer and that a little gasket sealer would stop the oil weeping.
He was right, neither problem has continued and I'm up close to 2000 sMILES now and super satisfied with the KTM 790 Duke. It is the best bike I've ever owned. Just for pure riding pleasure.
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