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    A picture from last to last weeks ride to Lonavla.Click image for larger version

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    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by joelkraju View Post
      A picture from last to last weeks ride to Lonavla.[ATTACH=CONFIG]126479[/ATTACH]
      Amazing photograph. Nice riding!

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      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

        My Runin ride to Haradoor Estate, Madikere.


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        Chetak 1996 | Splendor 2000 | RTR160 2007 | R15 2010 | GT650n 2012 | KaTooM 390 2013
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        NEVER argue with a woman holding a torque wrench.
        Gray-haired riders dont get that way from pure luck.
        If you cant get it going with bungee cords and electricians tape, its serious.

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        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

          is the missing coolant issue common? I just had coolant filled yesterday and now its gone.my brother was riding it and the engine stopped like 4 times showing the overheat warning.waiting did not help in the middle of the road .eventually he had to put in cooled water to get the bike running..just where is the coolant going? is it evaporating or something?! Or is it gonna be like this till first service.and there is a bar missing in fuel display, the third one.or is it like that??
          ๔ยкє ҭђгєє ภเภєҭұ เภ ๓ұ שєเภร

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          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by senotrius View Post
            is the missing coolant issue common? I just had coolant filled yesterday and now its gone.my brother was riding it and the engine stopped like 4 times showing the overheat warning.waiting did not help in the middle of the road .eventually he had to put in cooled water to get the bike running..just where is the coolant going? is it evaporating or something?! Or is it gonna be like this till first service.and there is a bar missing in fuel display, the third one.or is it like that??
            Must be leaking somewhere definitely... Coolant levels remain same for hundreds of Kms..
            Take it to the svc immediately..

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            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

              The missing bar is the separator between reserve and normal IMO.

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              Chetak 1996 | Splendor 2000 | RTR160 2007 | R15 2010 | GT650n 2012 | KaTooM 390 2013
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              NEVER argue with a woman holding a torque wrench.
              Gray-haired riders dont get that way from pure luck.
              If you cant get it going with bungee cords and electricians tape, its serious.

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              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by roy_arnab22 View Post
                My Runin ride to Haradoor Estate, Madikere.


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                bhai which fuel you are using now. normal petrol or speed 91 or higher.
                Anupam

                KTM Duke 390 2014
                Bajaj Pulsar 150 Dtsi 2005-2012
                Hero Honda CD100SS 1996
                ​Riding Faster Than Everyone Else Only Guarantees You'll Ride Alone

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                • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by roy_arnab22 View Post
                  The missing bar is the separator between reserve and normal IMO.

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                  well hope that's so.

                  and deepak I could not spot any leaks. but have asked bro to take it to asc tomorrow to fill coolant again and check for the issue.man,sooo did not want my bro to get stranded by my bike.earlier there was a loose wires=no horn which I got fixed. the quality check is just not up to standards.pathetic.no wonder the Austrians get it checked by themselves in Europe!
                  ๔ยкє ҭђгєє ภเภєҭұ เภ ๓ұ שєเภร

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                  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Originally posted by coolmaverickguy View Post
                    bhai which fuel you are using now. normal petrol or speed 91 or higher.
                    Normal HP, BP, Shell. Avoiding IOC af any cost.

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                    Chetak 1996 | Splendor 2000 | RTR160 2007 | R15 2010 | GT650n 2012 | KaTooM 390 2013
                    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    NEVER argue with a woman holding a torque wrench.
                    Gray-haired riders dont get that way from pure luck.
                    If you cant get it going with bungee cords and electricians tape, its serious.

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                    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by senotrius View Post
                      is the missing coolant issue common? I just had coolant filled yesterday and now its gone.my brother was riding it and the engine stopped like 4 times showing the overheat warning.waiting did not help in the middle of the road .eventually he had to put in cooled water to get the bike running..just where is the coolant going? is it evaporating or something?! Or is it gonna be like this till first service.and there is a bar missing in fuel display, the third one.or is it like that??
                      1. No the coolant should always be above the minimum level in the reservoir (closer to minimum than maximum as the coolant expands when heated). If the level is decreasing rapidly there is a leak and you need to get it fixed pronto. I have done over a 1000 kms and my coolant level has not dropped a cm. Also check whether the radiator is functioning correctly. Get it shown at the SVC immediately as the water will already have evaporated by now (the coolant temp goes above 114 C when overheated).

                      2. The third is not missing, it just shows a break between reserve and normal tank fills. The first two bars in fuel meter shows reserve, after the gap, it shows the normal fuel level.

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                      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by roy_arnab22 View Post
                        Normal HP, BP, Shell. Avoiding IOC af any cost.

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                        sorry to bring this up again as it been discussed lots of time. it been over a month & yet to get my bike. but this high compression ratio and octane are giving me bekkar ka tension. since i live in bhubaneswar we dont have option more than speed91 neither do we have shell. have gone through so many threads about the octane thing in last month or so. The manual does say about roz95/ron95/pon91. so normal fuel is fine i guess, as its comes as 91 grade. dont want to go with speed 91 as its have additives which are not octane booster. more over sunil ji has also mention that he has ride the bike in normal fuel without any problem. few of the guys say that engine will degrade fast as we dont have 95 garde fuel. how is your bike performing till date. though u have cover only small km. any idea about other biker facing any issue for this fuel.
                        Anupam

                        KTM Duke 390 2014
                        Bajaj Pulsar 150 Dtsi 2005-2012
                        Hero Honda CD100SS 1996
                        ​Riding Faster Than Everyone Else Only Guarantees You'll Ride Alone

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                        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Although the compression ratio is higher Bajaj already tested with normal fuel and they haven't found any problems so far. Only make sure that you're not using adulterated fuel which in some cases unavoidable while you go for long tour. I've used normal fuel in my Hyosung without any problems. Normal unadulterated fuel should be fine with 390. Having said that if premium higher octane fuel obviously will give a better throttle response and mileage. I think you should stop thinking and start shopping Happy ownership ahead!

                          Sent from my GT-I9500 using Tapatalk
                          Chetak 1996 | Splendor 2000 | RTR160 2007 | R15 2010 | GT650n 2012 | KaTooM 390 2013
                          ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          NEVER argue with a woman holding a torque wrench.
                          Gray-haired riders dont get that way from pure luck.
                          If you cant get it going with bungee cords and electricians tape, its serious.

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                          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by coolmaverickguy View Post
                            sorry to bring this up again as it been discussed lots of time. it been over a month & yet to get my bike. but this high compression ratio and octane are giving me bekkar ka tension. since i live in bhubaneswar we dont have option more than speed91 neither do we have shell. have gone through so many threads about the octane thing in last month or so. The manual does say about roz95/ron95/pon91. so normal fuel is fine i guess, as its comes as 91 grade. dont want to go with speed 91 as its have additives which are not octane booster. more over sunil ji has also mention that he has ride the bike in normal fuel without any problem. few of the guys say that engine will degrade fast as we dont have 95 garde fuel. how is your bike performing till date. though u have cover only small km. any idea about other biker facing any issue for this fuel.
                            You can go with normal fuel, no issues, and the benefits of additives added in fuels are still debated. Although fuel companies claim that there are long term benefits, this has never been proven.

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                            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by roy_arnab22 View Post
                              Normal HP, BP, Shell. Avoiding IOC af any cost.

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                              Any particular reason to avoid IOC???. I have been using it for both my rides(FZ-16 and D390) ever since I bought . No issues till date. I live in Bangalore.
                              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

                                Originally posted by senotrius View Post
                                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.
                                Hmm right ...well i say it's not normal cause i was comparing it with my bullet ! 390 is way lighter as you know !...besides that i did a side by side check with my friends d200.not much a weight difference but i can move the 200 around with no effort at all while the 390 needs some force to get going.anyway will check it out soon.
                                n regarding the tank pads ...yeah the keiti ones are expensive so gonna try one from ebay UK :P around INR 200 with free shipping.good seller too.check it out !
                                I don't think the 390 needs a rim tape !that orange is pretty loud ! Ktm in white on the wheels looks good though.neat.
                                btw did you get it registered ?...i just did it today...gave it to an auto consultancy ...no hassle.i just had to get the engine and chassis no. verified by RTO and return the papers to the consultancy.

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                                Originally posted by senotrius View Post
                                is the missing coolant issue common? I just had coolant filled yesterday and now its gone.my brother was riding it and the engine stopped like 4 times showing the overheat warning.waiting did not help in the middle of the road .eventually he had to put in cooled water to get the bike running..just where is the coolant going? is it evaporating or something?! Or is it gonna be like this till first service.and there is a bar missing in fuel display, the third one.or is it like that??
                                woah that IS a problem .get it checked immediately.At the time of delivery they told me to get to the Scv asap if the final 2 bars come up...i.e. if the final bars of the temp start appearing.

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