ktm-duke-work

1996 KTM Duke 620 #292

Background

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Purchased 2012-10-26, odometer says 4734 miles.

Specifications

Tires

  • Front: 120/70-17 Pirelli MT60
  • Rear: 150/60-18 Pirelli MT60

Engine

  • Displacement: 609.00 ccm (37.16 cubic inches)
  • Engine type: Single cylinder, four-stroke
  • Power: 50.70 HP (37.0 kW)) @ 7250 RPM
  • Torque: 50.00 Nm (5.1 kgf-m or 36.9 ft.lbs) @ 5900 RPM
  • Valves per cylinder: 4
  • Gearbox: 5-speed
  • Transmission type, final drive: Chain

Known Issues

  • hard start, takes 5-6 kickstart pumps plus electric start to get running.
  • battery mounted backwards.
  • 170 width tire rubs chain (Dunlop Sportmax)
  • chain seems 1 link too short

Needs

  • adjust chain
  • get proper tires (stock are Pirelli MT60s)
  • figure out rear brake level light switch (banjo bolt switch?)
  • brake fluid flush/replace
  • figure out luggage racks

Work Log

2012-10-30

  • adjusted headlights to point correctly ahead
  • confirmed fuel petcock is working as expected
  • remounted battery correctly
  • wired in battery tender plug
  • confirmed 13.97 volts from battery
  • confirmed proper battery ground

2012-10-30

  • passed state inspection
  • inspector suggested rear brake lever needs brake light switch. Bike didn’t come with one from the factory.

2012-11-04

  • mounted large bag on backwards
  • adjusted carbs for easier start