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  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Radiator Guard Onboard ...
    Are you plannig to make a few for others at a price? count me IN, if you are sending a lot to Bangalore
    Also, is it possible to get it powder-coated black, so that it blends with the OEM grill and also prevents oxidation of Al in long term.

    Thanks.

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    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by Venkatesh Velmani View Post
      What petrol do you guys use? Anyone knows the octane rating for the unleaded petrol provided by HP, BP and Indian Oil?

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      You can use any petrol in ktm 390 , all have 91 octane rating.

      Found this:
      India's Ordinary And Premium Petrols are of 91 RON. The premium petrols are generally ordinary fuels with additives, that do not really change the octane value. Two variants, "Speed 93" and "Speed 97", were launched, with RON values of 93 and 97.

      SOURCE: Octane rating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      Last edited by shootingstar; 11-25-2013, 01:15 PM.

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      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by shootingstar View Post
        You can use any petrol in ktm 390 , all have 91 octane rating.

        Found this:
        India's Ordinary And Premium Petrols are of 91 RON. The premium petrols are generally ordinary fuels with additives, that do not really change the octane value. Two variants, "Speed 93" and "Speed 97", were launched, with RON values of 93 and 97.

        SOURCE: Octane rating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
        but additives must have some benefits or why would one mix it. what is the difference between normal fuel and speed 91 from Bharat petrol. just a query though.
        Anupam

        KTM Duke 390 2014
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        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by 07.ananth View Post
          I've been having the same problem...it feels a bit heavy to push around.I used to push around my old enfield with ease.So i know its not normal.Maybe it has something to do with the brakes.i hear a slight squeak from the front end.Will get it checked soon.
          well,same here too man.The service in-charge guy Mr.Samson said its normal.will be going again to asc again to buy a pulsar 220 tank pad.90 bucks.fine by me rather than buying inr1500+ ones.i have the same feeling when it comes to buying them costly keiti rim tapes.rather get it done at the local sticker shop!but the orange wheel of the 390 as such is a huge sticker job i guess;loud.

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          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by nasirkaka View Post
            Are you plannig to make a few for others at a price? count me IN, if you are sending a lot to Bangalore
            Also, is it possible to get it powder-coated black, so that it blends with the OEM grill and also prevents oxidation of Al in long term.

            Thanks.
            Or even better. Paint it orange!

            Sent from my GT-I9300 using xBhp Connect mobile app

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            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by 07.ananth View Post
              I've been having the same problem...it feels a bit heavy to push around.I used to push around my old enfield with ease.So i know its not normal.Maybe it has something to do with the brakes.i hear a slight squeak from the front end.Will get it checked soon.
              Same here, but i dont really think its any sort of problem, maybe its just the way it is.

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              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                First mod for touring complete.

                I read about few ppl in team-bhp fitting the fazer's windscreen. So I thOught, I'll also try. Took me sometime to get the work. I haven't tried it out on long distance yet. But after a short run in the highway, I can say there's considerable reduction in the wind blast. Was comfortably able to cruise at speeds of 130Kmph. Did not try more than that. The wind blast is felt on top of the shoulders to the head. A good helmet should solve that problem. I did the test run without the Hemet. I'll try it out on a long drive and let you guys know how it holds up.

                Btw, the windscreen costs only 300 bucks.. :P




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                Honda Dio (Sold) | Yamaha FZ16 (Sold) | Duke 390 | Kawasaki Z800 (Technically it's my brother's, but WTH ;P) |

                1. Start the engine; 2. Turn the trottle; 3. Disappear ;)

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                • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by Venkatesh Velmani View Post
                  First mod for touring complete.

                  I read about few ppl in team-bhp fitting the fazer's windscreen. So I thOught, I'll also try. Took me sometime to get the work. I haven't tried it out on long distance yet. But after a short run in the highway, I can say there's considerable reduction in the wind blast. Was comfortably able to cruise at speeds of 130Kmph. Did not try more than that. The wind blast is felt on top of the shoulders to the head. A good helmet should solve that problem. I did the test run without the Hemet. I'll try it out on a long drive and let you guys know how it holds up.

                  Btw, the windscreen costs only 300 bucks.. :P




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                  Looks neat . But on the other hand, I see the bottom part of the windshield obstructing the top part of your headlamp. Doesn't that cause lack of proper illumination???...
                  Bhp is how fast you hit a wall, Torque is how much of that wall you can take with you.

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                  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    you had to drill it.. or holes are direct fit?
                    waiting for high speed touring review

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                    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by Team Torque View Post
                      Looks neat . But on the other hand, I see the bottom part of the windshield obstructing the top part of your headlamp. Doesn't that cause lack of proper illumination???...
                      I don't think so. It's very little and it's see through fiber, anyway will check it out tonight and let you know..

                      Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
                      Honda Dio (Sold) | Yamaha FZ16 (Sold) | Duke 390 | Kawasaki Z800 (Technically it's my brother's, but WTH ;P) |

                      1. Start the engine; 2. Turn the trottle; 3. Disappear ;)

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                      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by nitin_sports View Post
                        you had to drill it.. or holes are direct fit?
                        waiting for high speed touring review
                        Had to put holes, but used a soldering machine.. :P

                        Review will take a week's time, I guess..

                        Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
                        Honda Dio (Sold) | Yamaha FZ16 (Sold) | Duke 390 | Kawasaki Z800 (Technically it's my brother's, but WTH ;P) |

                        1. Start the engine; 2. Turn the trottle; 3. Disappear ;)

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                        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by Venkatesh Velmani View Post
                          I don't think so. It's very little and it's see through fiber, anyway will check it out tonight and let you know..

                          Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
                          Appreciate that. Will be looking forward to your review
                          Bhp is how fast you hit a wall, Torque is how much of that wall you can take with you.

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                          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            [MENTION=63159]Venkatesh Velmani[/MENTION]...you rode at 130km/h without helmet?? You need some spanking...

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                            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by THE46FAN View Post
                              @Venkatesh Velmani...you rode at 130km/h without helmet?? You need some spanking...
                              LOL.. Sorry, I know.. I don't usually, but after fitting the windscreen I wanted to try it out immediately and forgot about the helmet.
                              Honda Dio (Sold) | Yamaha FZ16 (Sold) | Duke 390 | Kawasaki Z800 (Technically it's my brother's, but WTH ;P) |

                              1. Start the engine; 2. Turn the trottle; 3. Disappear ;)

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                              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by Venkatesh Velmani View Post
                                LOL.. Sorry, I know.. I don't usually, but after fitting the windscreen I wanted to try it out immediately and forgot about the helmet.
                                pls take all precautions while driving including helmet. dont forget u know its imp. sorry for lecturing.
                                and i am also waiting for your review of screen WITH HELMET of course .

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