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I too had a coolent leak onto one of my o2 sensors, it was a loose pipe on top of thermostat housing you might want to see if you can tighten this yourself if your not near a dealer.
in my experience the quick shifter likes positive changes not gentle ones
Did you fix it yourself or you had to go to the dealer ?
My dealer is local so I dont mind going there but I dont have time recently. I will try to do it myself. Thanks for your comment.
 

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Did you fix it yourself or you had to go to the dealer ?
My dealer is local so I dont mind going there but I dont have time recently. I will try to do it myself. Thanks for your comment.
dealer fixed it as it was fiddly to get to and I needed to pop along anyway
DIY would probably take 2 hours
 

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I thought it might be interesting to see who has been putting a lot of miles/kilometers onto their new 790
Has anyone done more than 10000 kilometers/6250 miles?
How has the bike stood up to this?

Mine has almost 4000 miles showing and it will not be doing much <1000 miles over the next 4 months
when you realise most bikes do less than 3000 miles a year they are saying they do not trust their quality beyond 6000 miles.....really!
but I suppose we are to blame, we buy them and they get away with it.
l’ve never ridden with anyone who does only 3000 miles/year ?? Except riders who are quitting riding l suppose. I average 15-20,000 km per year and l don’t commute anymore. I am lucky that there is no real winter where l live, Cheers
 

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l’ve never ridden with anyone who does only 3000 miles/year ?? Except riders who are quitting riding l suppose. I average 15-20,000 km per year and l don’t commute anymore. I am lucky that there is no real winter where l live, Cheers
Unfortunately, the fella you replied to, hasn't been on in quite a long time..

If this bike quits right after the warranty, I'm going back to the Grom.
That's the spirit! 🤓
 

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l’ve never ridden with anyone who does only 3000 miles/year ?? Except riders who are quitting riding l suppose. I average 15-20,000 km per year and l don’t commute anymore. I am lucky that there is no real winter where l live, Cheers
So what kind of mileage have you done on your 790?
 

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I have almost 13000 miles on my 2019 Duke. Bought it last October. 4 sets of tires, 2 sets of brake pads, 1 battery. I have had a couple small problems, coolant leak (factory tech didn’t tighten the hose properly during service) battery died 6 months in. My daughter turned 16 last year, so I lost my car and the Duke has been my main transportation.:):)
 

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So what kind of mileage have you done on your 790?
So far just under 13,000 km since last September. My rides mostly 100 - 250 each. Happily retired for last 18 mths. Aussies who live outside the major cities often have easy access to good roads though our roads not as well maintained as those in densely populated countries. Cheers
 

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I’m at around 13 k as well ,but have other motorcycles to share the love with so I spread the k around.
have the leaky CS at around 500 k but nothing else as far as trouble . Did replace the crap chain and drop a tooth on the front.
mods are Andreani fork internals,Ohlins shock , Alipovich exhaust, PCV with tuning,and Double H pads and the bike is now a sweet ride.
 

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I have done 19k miles (30k km) and haven't had any problems to speak of. I have just had the chain replaced, plus pads and so on. I'm just gonna run it into the ground and when it breaks, get something else. Wouldn't expect much else for £7.2k. I did think about chopping it in for another KTM, but the dealers said they weren't interested in my bike and would have to find someone who was. Wasn't like that back in the day.....
 

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Thanks for the replies! They filled me with confidence. I bought that bike and it's been a blast. As long as I blip when I down-shift into 1st I'm fine. Otherwise sifting and quickshifter works like a charm.
 

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14890 miles in 17 months (including lockdown)
Small oil leak once. Water leak once, clutch switch broke (fixed under warranty) otherwise grin factor 10 every time I ride :)
I don’t switch bikes a lot, this is my first new bike & only my 5th in total over 16 years & I’ve now got a bike that fits me just right. I’ll upgrade the suspension probably next year.
 

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14890 miles in 17 months (including lockdown)
Small oil leak once. Water leak once, clutch switch broke (fixed under warranty) otherwise grin factor 10 every time I ride :)
I don’t switch bikes a lot, this is my first new bike & only my 5th in total over 16 years & I’ve now got a bike that fits me just right. I’ll upgrade the suspension probably next year.
Much the same here. 20k, nothing that I would call an issue (couple of minor things fixed at first service). If you look at a forum like Advrider.com you will see 1090s etc with very large mileages. I will keep my 790 for at least five years. Currently in the process of fitting K-tech cartridges. I really like this motorcycle (and so far, has proved more reliable than the BMs I owned previously).
 

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Much the same here. 20k, nothing that I would call an issue (couple of minor things fixed at first service). If you look at a forum like Advrider.com you will see 1090s etc with very large mileages. I will keep my 790 for at least five years. Currently in the process of fitting K-tech cartridges. I really like this motorcycle (and so far, has proved more reliable than the BMs I owned previously).
A good friend of mine rides a BM (we did laugh!) but he also has a half share of a Ducati 750 & Porche 959 so not all bad!!
I’d be interested to see how your suspension mods go as I intend keeping my Duke for the foreseeable.
 

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I have done 19k miles (30k km) and haven't had any problems to speak of. I have just had the chain replaced, plus pads and so on. I'm just gonna run it into the ground and when it breaks, get something else. Wouldn't expect much else for £7.2k. I did think about chopping it in for another KTM, but the dealers said they weren't interested in my bike and would have to find someone who was. Wasn't like that back in the day.....
Have you done the 18k miles service yet ? if so how much did you pay ? I got the quote from my local dealer for 650£ :D

Anyway, I've done 18k miles since april 2018, had some small issues like oil leak from css sprocket and coolant leak but apart from that no bigger problems, was thinking about getting the new super duke but the dealer wont take the bike coz milage is too high, so probably will keep the bike for a little bit longer and get the superduke in the future.
 

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Have you done the 18k miles service yet ? if so how much did you pay ? I got the quote from my local dealer for 650£ :D

Anyway, I've done 18k miles since april 2018, had some small issues like oil leak from css sprocket and coolant leak but apart from that no bigger problems, was thinking about getting the new super duke but the dealer wont take the bike coz milage is too high, so probably will keep the bike for a little bit longer and get the superduke in the future.
I did the oil/filter change myself and also air filter.
My mechanic changed the plugs and did the valve clearances. He also replaced the chain and sprockets - all this came to £500
The fork oil was changed when I got the front suspension modified 12 mths ago and the brake fluid was replaced at the same time.
I think the valve clearances is the biggy as they have to pull a lot of stuff off to get to the top end and also the spacers cost.
I was similarly minded to get an 890 or a 1290 Duke GT, but my dealer was exactly the same - not based in Nth Essex are you? ;-)
 

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I did the oil/filter change myself and also air filter.
My mechanic changed the plugs and did the valve clearances. He also replaced the chain and sprockets - all this came to £500
The fork oil was changed when I got the front suspension modified 12 mths ago and the brake fluid was replaced at the same time.
I think the valve clearances is the biggy as they have to pull a lot of stuff off to get to the top end and also the spacers cost.
I was similarly minded to get an 890 or a 1290 Duke GT, but my dealer was exactly the same - not based in Nth Essex are you? ;-)
Thanks for the info. Im planning to do service myself apart from valve adjustment since I dont feel like taking enigine apart. btw. Im in west sussex and the dealer is P&H Motorcycles.
 
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