Mofo's 690 Duke

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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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Better an extra £100 than the £800 mine cost me when it went bang! :thumbdown:
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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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Yes, better to have a mildly annoying surprise now rather than a massively unpleasant one a few months/years down the line...
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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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Taipan wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:43 pm Better an extra £100 than the £800 mine cost me when it went bang! :thumbdown:
Yes I know and your experience was mainly why I did it.

Although 560 quid for a non blow up still feels painful as it was an extra 200 for the rockers plus shims.

Worse I think (and yes I've been dwelling on this :D ) is that mine had the new style rockers, was serviced every 3k rather than the 6k quoted, has been fed 18 quid a litre oil from new, always warmed up before being ridden and all round been bloody well looked after. I've never doted on a bike so much. And still I've had to folk out 560 notes to prevent a blow up on a 5 year old/12k mile bike.

And the kicker is that the 200 quid new rockers have just as much chance of failing as the ones they took out :wtf: I think that's the problem for me over the money as such that no matter what I do your not safe.
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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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Do you know the thing I hate most about KTMs? Its that they make such cracking bikes and I can't help but like them. But the reality is, as a manufacturer, they are a shower of shite. They have no problem chucking out bikes with inherent faults and play the numbers game and rely on the punters sucking it up as they are a ready to race bike.
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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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So are you trying to tell me my 2017 KTM Duke is not a 'forever bike'?

Frankly I'm shocked... :mrgreen:
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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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mangocrazy wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:27 pm So are you trying to tell me my 2017 KTM Duke is not a 'forever bike'?

Frankly I'm shocked... :mrgreen:
Ignore me I'm in a strop :banana-dance:
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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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If it's left a bad taste in your mouth maybe it's time to chuck it in for a Yamaha. 🤔
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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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It's on the cards. In fact without covid would probably have happened already for an MT09 variant or Kwak Z900 late last year or early this. Mrs is still furloughed and until I know she def has a job I don't want to take a loan out or raid savings. Which has made all this more annoying. So short term the Duke is staying.

It's all very annoying though as the Duke is still bloody awesome to ride. So at least I've spent money on Something I like!
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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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I think what @Taipan says sums it up. Great bikes with baggage. 👍
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Dodgy knees wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:06 am I think what @Taipan says sums it up. Great bikes with baggage. 👍
Yup like that girl that's nothing but trouble and your mates keep telling you to flick but amazing when you ride her
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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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and that pink bit on the end is actually brain matter. 👍
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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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Ohhh, that's helpful. Had an outstanding PPI claim for my Z750 loan back in 2006. Just had it pay out. Only £293 but pays for the rocker arms thumbup:

Feels like the Kwak is back from the grave (it was written off) to bail the KTM out :banana-wrench:

Might even wash the 690 now :lol:
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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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Battery has come back into the house as doubt I'll ride till it warms up. Looks like some dialectic grease was added to the terminals during the service :thumbup:

Took the opportunity to pack out the back of the terminal with some non slip matting to stop it being such a bastard to locate the bolts when reconnecting the battery took bloody ages fiddling last time as the screws are ever so slightly short so ended up holding them in place with a screwdriver head. Hopefully this'll make it easier.

Image20210407_164846 by Graham Vincent, on Flickr

Noticed that some of the bolts on the engine have lost their finish and are starting to look grubby/starting to rust. Pants. Still guess it was likely to happen at somepoint.
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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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You could do with a garden wind turbine to get some power to that garage. Always seems to win the fight with solar. 🙂👍

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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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Supermofo wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:22 pm Battery has come back into the house as doubt I'll ride till it warms up.
Really you should be able to leave a bike for months and months without worrying.
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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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Your right probably fine but takes a couple of mins and stops cold getting at it.
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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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Any windows??

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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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Dodgy knees wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:45 pm Any windows??

No it's a solid block of brick separate to the house
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Re: Mofo's 690 Duke

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I ran a catenary wire from my house to shed to get power to it. As long as the cable is well above anything that passes it should be OK. Mine's about 3 metres above ground level but there's no vehicle traffic (apart from my bike).
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mangocrazy wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:48 am I ran a catenary wire from my house to shed to get power to it. As long as the cable is well above anything that passes it should be OK. Mine's about 3 metres above ground level but there's no vehicle traffic (apart from my bike).
Yeah that's that the problem there's my garden, then a short access road for the other garages to cross. Hence taking the battery out is easier.

On another note I contact Wemoto about the battery and they said if it's not leaking it should be ok but that it shouldn't have happened. That was a couple of weeks back. Yesterday they did a follow up call to check everything was ok and apologise again. They said any problems call them.