KTM 790 Duke Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

Registered
Joined
52 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi, new owner here with only 400 km on bike so far. This may be common to 790 Dukes but l find that my engine is very mechanically noisy at idle. Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this ? Maybe it will quieten down after first service or with a few more kms up. Not a bad sound but something l haven鈥檛 experienced on my dozen or so previous new bikes. Thanks in advance, Magoo 馃槂
 

Registered
Joined
15 Posts
Hi, new owner here with only 400 km on bike so far. This may be common to 790 Dukes but l find that my engine is very mechanically noisy at idle. Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this ? Maybe it will quieten down after first service or with a few more kms up. Not a bad sound but something l haven鈥檛 experienced on my dozen or so previous new bikes. Thanks in advance, Magoo 馃槂
It鈥檚 ktm, its normal :)
 

Registered
Joined
38 Posts
Its normal, don't worry!

There is an easy fix, but for that you have to change the can with Akra, Arrow, SC Project etc. and after that you need to remove the db killer. This will eliminate the strange sound from the engine at idle...and not only, but in general. :D :D :D

Cheers!
 

Registered
Joined
28 Posts
I found that the engine was a bit "tappety" on cold starts. Seems to be a bit quieter now that I have 3000km on.
 

Registered
Joined
40 Posts
I'ts normal, I myself also found it a bit disturbing until I got used to it.

trr-trr-trr-trr-trr-trr-trr
 

Super-Member
Joined
606 Posts
I for one hate it. It is so **** loud I could barely hear the bike on the highway. My Remus fixed that though.
 

Registered
Joined
833 Posts
I for one hate it. It is so **** loud I could barely hear the bike on the highway. My Remus fixed that though.
Earplugs!

I have spent most of my riding life without plugs in. Mainly because I could find any that were comfy - even custom moulded ones. I use "Flare Isolate" now - pretty much always (maybe not a 5km trip to the bank). On a bike you hear a lot via the helmet and bone conduction but plugs will kill those rattly tappety sounds.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top