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  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

    I had actually seen the bajaj showroom and svc (popular I guess), tvs showroom etc... then I was just following the 201 bus (walking only)... the best thing to do when the routes are unknown. I thinks it should be in the same road. will check it out tomorrow.. thanks bro

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    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by srivaatsav View Post
      Guys

      Have a doubt . Just wanted to know how to switch on the ABS ?

      I turned on the bike pressed the ABS switch the ABS starts blinking does that mean its turned on ??
      The abs is on as soon as you start the bike. When you keep the button pressed and the light is blinking it actually is warning you that the abs is off. Turn of the key and turn it on again and the abs would reset to it default, that is on, else you can keep the button pressed again and let the light turn off(abs is on now).

      Another thing when you insert the key and turn it in the abs light would remain on but as soon as you start moving it goes off. This happens when abs is on. If abs is off abs light would keep blinking.


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      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by AmitRavi07 View Post
        I agree with that part that there is less feel, but, till now the brakes have performed very well. I have come to standstill from ~120 kmph in around 3-4 secs.
        Try switching off the ABS... It's baap of r15! BTW one need to press the brake lever completely with atleast 3 fingers to see the magic of ABS... The stopping distance obviously increases compared to no - abs but so the safety also increases

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          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by Ponnanna1 View Post
            Yes true, the feel is less. I hit the brakes hard when I spotted a speed breaker at the last moment and thought will have to stand up to take the bump..but the bike slowed down and I went over the breaker while being seated on the bike..the feel was poor so never thought I would make it.
            This exact feeling is what I get when braking hard from high speed. But yes, the bike does stop every time. So, maybe I need to adjust with it.

            The R15 on the other hand had loads of feedback via the from brake lever.

            Originally posted by vijeth v View Post
            I too felt that the brakes lack feedback , compared to my Ninja 250R.
            What I've observed is that one has to squeeze the brake lever hard to get the necessary bite. Also abs kicks in early at high speeds. I'm not really sure at this stage (hardly covered 1.5k) if they are reducing braking distance or just being too proactive to prevent lockup.
            I had to panic brake today from around 120kmph .Felt the abs kicking in early. I didn't get the necessary feedback from the brakes, had a few scary moments before the bike came into controllable speeds. Due to the lack of feedback it actually feels that the braking force is insufficient, but in actuality, I would have braked and gotten the bike into control much sooner that I expected.
            Just wondering, if it's just a matter of getting used to the brakes. Will be able to comment more on the abs with more Kms under my belt.

            Cheers!

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            Yes, that is what the issue is. The braking force is available aplenty, but sadly the feedback is not.

            I will switch off the ABS and see what happens. But I expect no improvements though.
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            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by chaosaddict View Post
              This is what I shout out loud when I come across potholes, 'just so difficult to escape, there's too many of 'em and in every road in Bangalore!

              Anyways, glad that everything else is intact. Keep us posted on your experiences.
              Originally posted by hav0c View Post
              Very sorry to hear this. Good that you escaped uninjured.

              Having said that, i am surprised that you can crack the alloys at below 100kph. Would it be possible to share pics of both the pothole (if you ever cross it again in the next few days) and the cracked alloy? Maybe i am being paranoid, but it sounds like the alloy should have held up better.
              Hi guys, thanks for the kind words of reassurance. Sorry for the delayed response, was caught up with work. I have got the bike back after the rear rim replacement. She rides well, no hint of a major part replacement evident. I've the pictures of the damaged rim attached as requested, but was not able to get a pic of the pothole, but will try to get one during the weekend. A very sudden change of attitude at the New India Assurance team, they were very courteous and fast with getting the survey done. So the overall experience did indeed end on a positive note.

              With regards to the service level and quality at Khivraj, they just do what they feel needs to be done. I had mentioned about the speedometer vibration to the tech, but that was not looked into. So I give Khivraj a measly 1 out of 5 for their support and service.

              Does any of your bikes have the issues with speedometer which sends a high frequency vibration between 3k and 5k RPM?
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              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by shyguy46 View Post
                Does any of your bikes have the issues with speedometer which sends a high frequency vibration between 3k and 5k RPM?
                There are a few loose wires with unconnected sockets at the end inside the headlight box. I think that is what is causing the vibrations. What can be done is that those wires can be tidied up and taped to the existing thicker wires.
                Your biking tells a lot about the person you are!

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                • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  great feeling. has been 8 years since i got a new bike.

                  met vaishak, gaurav and naveen. Thanks vaishak for leading me from showroom.

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ID:	1866536 pic of my ride... the famous chain sound started before 50 kms.

                  mistakes i did.
                  It had been more than a year since a rode. i should have had ridden this bike extensively before taking out of the showroom. i almost ruined my 13 years biking experience. the showroom guys had to come back again after bidding good bye to help me out.

                  as many said my bike just would not start without accelerator. i tried hell lot of times with only starter but nothing happened. i had to give a bit of throttle too. after 50kms i was getting used to gears and managing nil CLUNK sounds from gear box.

                  another most important thing from my side is, PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS BIKE IF YOUR USAGE IS MOSTLY IN CITY LIMITS. its almost like a diesel sedan. the heat is unforgiving below 40 km/hr. funny to see bike rolling in 1 and 2 gears without throttle. The clutch is damn heavy.

                  brothers, the feeling is just beyond words. im lucky that 90% of my usage is on highways. i did a top speed of 90km/hr in 6th gear. did not touch 7.5k in any gear. treating the baby softly, i guess. this bike demands throttle.

                  wanna go by rules of mamas, to keep below 50 km/hr... 4 th gear is the last possible for good ride.

                  forgot to add. braking is a bit different on this. this bike needs engine braking well and it responds very well. i had a panic situation on highway while coming. with very fast engine braking and brake lever plays the speeds came down fast enough.

                  got to build a lot of confidence and old instincts got to come gradually as it has been 1 year...
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                  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Originally posted by Legend Racer View Post
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                    Congrats bro!

                    Why does it look like 'out of place and alignment' on the right hand side of the console or was it a faulty angle of clickin'?, just curious!
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                    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by chaosaddict View Post
                      Congrats bro!

                      Why does it look like 'out of place and alignment' on the right hand side of the console or was it a faulty angle of clickin'?, just curious!
                      good remark man... just saw the pic. let me see in the evening. started praying already. got to be pic angle. dont ask why, evening... not using bike until i get new helmet and jacket. see it , smile big, get into bus to office... crazy... isnt?
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                      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by shyguy46 View Post
                        Does any of your bikes have the issues with speedometer which sends a high frequency vibration between 3k and 5k RPM?
                        I had the same issue. I thought that it was the visor first, but it was not the case.

                        The SVC guys tracked it down to the petrol tank lid. A bit of greasing to the lock and the vibration is completely gone. Try it out and see if it works for you.
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                        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Guys I found that indicator are not cancelling by itself after taking turns i.e. auto cancelling feature is not working...does it work properly in your 390 ?

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                          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by shootingstar View Post
                            Guys I found that indicator are not cancelling by itself after taking turns i.e. auto cancelling feature is not working...does it work properly in your 390 ?
                            The D390 doesn't have auto-cancelling indicators.
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                            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by abhijeet080808 View Post
                              There are a few loose wires with unconnected sockets at the end inside the headlight box. I think that is what is causing the vibrations. What can be done is that those wires can be tidied up and taped to the existing thicker wires.
                              Ive checked the same during service... Those are not loose wires... There are two extra 12 V sockets for custom use like charging your mobile, etc. And vibration is not because of those I think. Tightened the headlight screws... Vibrations gone. Now I'm just back from a ride to Ooty and the vibes are back... I think we need to live with this due to too much flimsy plastics.

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                              Last edited by roy_arnab22; 11-29-2013, 07:08 PM.
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                              Gray-haired riders dont get that way from pure luck.
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                              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by shyguy46 View Post

                                Does any of your bikes have the issues with speedometer which sends a high frequency vibration between 3k and 5k RPM?
                                Yes, My bike had the same noise from the speedo but it was just because of the key chain ring which vibrated and created a metallic buzz. And try tightening the hex screws on all plastic parts. Mine had so many loose screws.

                                I bumped into Dukedey an hour ago at Thonnakkal BPCL outlet. He was on the way to Ernakulam. Had a nice chat.
                                Last edited by junaid12345678; 11-29-2013, 11:20 PM.
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