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    Quote Originally Posted by niku View Post
    I bought from GA Auto Accessories. Imam bought from Carbonracing...
    @niku will this fit for 2017 duke 390 as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imam Jafer Ali View Post
    Yeah that's the issue! Me too will ask svc to replace or fix.
    At ASC today they just adjusted the length of the tie rod and the play has reduced considerably now. Play is around 5mm, which is similar to the play I observed on brand new Dukes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philip.gunner View Post
    At ASC today they just adjusted the length of the tie rod and the play has reduced considerably now. Play is around 5mm, which is similar to the play I observed on brand new Dukes.
    I too adjusted it, now in gears it dont not have much play but I take to svc tomorrow to check with my mechanic.

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    Installed the Michelin Pilot Street rear tire today @ 10k kms. Metz had totally thinned out and had suffered a total of 4 punctures till now. I don't believe in the reliability of the Metzeler's anymore now so had to change. Thanks guys for the suggestion!
    Also, changed the rear brake pads @ 10k kms. Btw Michelin's are a lot more comfortable than the Metzeler's. They offer a more comfortable, cushier ride. 😁😁 Some pics below-

    Unhooking the old tire

    Installing the new tire.😁


    My old Metzeler's. I guess they can still do another 2-3k kms.

    My punctures..😂

    Removed the handguards for that pure, bare-bones naked look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack_daniels View Post
    Installed the Michelin Pilot Street rear tire today @ 10k kms. Metz had totally thinned out and had suffered a total of 4 punctures till now. I don't believe in the reliability of the Metzeler's anymore now so had to change. Thanks guys for the suggestion!
    Also, changed the rear brake pads @ 10k kms. Btw Michelin's are a lot more comfortable than the Metzeler's. They offer a more comfortable, cushier ride. 😁😁 Some pics below-
    Yes michelin is good one, just be cautious on wet road surface, it will fish tail more than metzs
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    Just came back from a 200km ride. The Michelin's seem to be pretty gud bet. Not bad at all. The grip is very gud!
    Also, rode a lot on sandy patches and the bike doesn't fishtail like the Metzeler's used to do. It kips on moving in a straight line. I think it's better for off-roading. Moreover, my butt didn't hurt today like it used to do with the Metzeler's. But, I haven't tested the tires in the wet till now. Will see how it behaves in the wet. Also, changed engine oil for the 4th time @ 10k kms with Motul 7100 10W50 instead of 20W50 used by SVC. Engine has become super smooth now. Exact words would be buttery-smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack_daniels View Post
    Just came back from a 200km ride. The Michelin's seem to be pretty gud bet. Not bad at all. The grip is very gud!
    Also, rode a lot on sandy patches and the bike doesn't fishtail like the Metzeler's used to do. It kips on moving in a straight line. I think it's better for off-roading. Moreover, my butt didn't hurt today like it used to do with the Metzeler's. But, I haven't tested the tires in the wet till now. Will see how it behaves in the wet. Also, changed engine oil for the 4th time @ 10k kms with Motul 7100 10W50 instead of 20W50 used by SVC. Engine has become super smooth now. Exact words would be buttery-smooth.
    Did you balance the wheel after fitting the new tire? If not, you most probably will encounter wobbles at speeds > 130
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    Quote Originally Posted by chip94 View Post
    Did you balance the wheel after fitting the new tire? If not, you most probably will encounter wobbles at speeds > 130
    I have done 2k on new michelin
    Haven't seen any wobble yet.
    I think balancing not required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip94 View Post
    Did you balance the wheel after fitting the new tire? If not, you most probably will encounter wobbles at speeds > 130
    I felt exactly the opposite. Did upto 155 kmph today following a Range Rover. I would say the feeling was exactly the same as with the Metzeler's with slight wobble above 150+ speeds. In fact, I think the bike has stabilised more compared to the Metz as the Michelin's have a higher contact patch with the ground. And as such the wobble has reduced compared to the Metz's. This is what I felt today..
    I think ur talking about the rim balancing. The rim already comes pre-balanced from factory. No further balancing required. U must have noticed some weight patches stickered at certain places of ur rear rim. Well they are there to balance the tires..
    P.S.: Also, one thing I noticed today. Ppl look more towards u now after I've removed the Handguards. Received a lot of glances today compared to previous days. Maybe the bike looks cooler that way. Dunno!😍😍
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack_daniels View Post
    I felt exactly the opposite. Did upto 155 kmph today following a Range Rover. I would say the feeling was exactly the same as with the Metzeler's with slight wobble above 150+ speeds. In fact, I think the bike has stabilised more compared to the Metz as the Michelin's have a higher contact patch with the ground. And as such the wobble has reduced compared to the Metz's. This is what I felt today..
    I think ur talking about the rim balancing. The rim already comes pre-balanced from factory. No further balancing required. U must have noticed some weight patches stickered at certain places of ur rear rim. Well they are there to balance the tires..
    P.S.: Also, one thing I noticed today. Ppl look more towards u now after I've removed the Handguards. Received a lot of glances today compared to previous days. Maybe the bike looks cooler that way. Dunno!����
    Haha, Agree about removing the hand guards. Gives the bike a nice raw look.

    I am indeed talking about the small weights placed on the rim which are used to balance the entire wheel when the tire is fit at the factory. Now, if you replace your tires with any other tire (Metz or Michelin) you have to rebalance the entire wheel which includes removing the old weights or adding new ones. This is true for cars too. If you're not noticing any significant wobble then its fine, but if you do notice anything weird with your handling, do get them checked. An unbalanced rear wheel is hard to diagnose because its rigidly held in place and doesn't do the steering work.
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