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  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by jaswave125 View Post
    Just a quick question guys, Does the D390 and D200 share the same oil filter? I know they have the same Air Filter.
    I also have this question in mind. Been searching the web for info about 390 oil filter and still have no luck on finding the answers. any of the D390 owners care to pitch in?

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    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Yes duke 200&390 both have same oil filter, air filter,fuel filter,spark plug,same body parts...

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      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by kkamaleshh View Post
        Yes duke 200&390 both have same oil filter, air filter,fuel filter,spark plug,same body parts...
        Oil filters of D390 are black in color and the one's in D200 are white in color.
        Street racing is for Squids trying to make up for their small equipment

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        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

          [MENTION=63586]DukeDey[/MENTION]...Last sunday i took out the bike after 10 days of hibernation, and went for a 500km ride. Initially was not getting confidence with the brakes, but after few kms it was fine, the whole journey didnt have any problem, as you mentioned, 2 fingers braking, no problem. Off topic question, anyone going to IBW on jan 17, 18??

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          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by riot View Post
            Oil filters of D390 are black in color and the one's in D200 are white in color.
            SVC guys told me that oil filter in duke 200, pulsar 200 NS and 390 are same...

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            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

              [MENTION=63586]DukeDey[/MENTION]

              both our bikes are from same truck... even i feel same about the brakes. losing too much energy. what to do? but still the bike stops, and stays in control . the only matter is the input needs to be higher. higher than in a P 150. funny.
              i was thinking all 390 s got this problem and was planning to put in dot 5 brake fluid next time.

              BTW, in d 390 i hardly need brakes, letting off the gas itself brings down speed and a blip/ downshift is so confidence giving. though this is not applicable when ripping at 7k rpm. maybe im more of a slow rider.

              what about bulbs dude? i gotta change both.
              I'm a responsible rider.It doesn't matter what you ride,but what matters is how you ride.

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              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by Legend Racer View Post
                [MENTION=63586]DukeDey[/MENTION]

                both our bikes are from same truck... even i feel same about the brakes. losing too much energy. what to do? but still the bike stops, and stays in control . the only matter is the input needs to be higher. higher than in a P 150. funny.
                i was thinking all 390 s got this problem and was planning to put in dot 5 brake fluid next time.

                BTW, in d 390 i hardly need brakes, letting off the gas itself brings down speed and a blip/ downshift is so confidence giving. though this is not applicable when ripping at 7k rpm. maybe im more of a slow rider.

                what about bulbs dude? i gotta change both.
                Get a philips xtreme vision, for a projector led pilot lamp call me.

                Sent from my GT-I9100
                Why 2wheels over 4.....
                Its because 'Whatever it is, it's better in the wind!'

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                • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  I took the vehicle to adjust the chain tension yesterday. Even after the chain was tightened, I could heard the chain slapping noise. So I tightened the chain and adjusted the clutch cable myself at home today. The gear change sound is gone now. The gear shifts are soo smooth now, just like a Honda. Even from the 1st gear to 2nd, I couldn't hear much sound. Try it out and let me know about your feedback.

                  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

                    Just a quick question.. How much speed are you all able to extract from each of the gears. Mine are as follows:
                    1 ~ 40kmph
                    2 ~ 60kmph
                    3 ~ 90kmph
                    4 ~ 110kmph
                    5 ~ 125kmph
                    6 NA

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                    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Since last 2 days i have been getting ticking sound from the engine and loss in acceleration. Does someone know if the bike needs tappet setting or is it because of adulterated fuel?
                      (bike has covered approx 2000kms on odo)


                      Originally posted by AmitRavi07 View Post
                      Just a quick question.. How much speed are you all able to extract from each of the gears. Mine are as follows:
                      1 ~ 40kmph
                      2 ~ 60kmph
                      3 ~ 90kmph
                      4 ~ 110kmph
                      5 ~ 125kmph
                      6 NA
                      I have managed 155 in 5th gear, don't know about the rest. These figures are from MG's review of the bike.
                      Max speeds in each gear
                      1-56
                      2-82
                      3-104
                      4-129
                      5-155
                      I bought the Ninja 250R !!.....And then i woke up :(

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                      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by AmitRavi07 View Post
                        Just a quick question.. How much speed are you all able to extract from each of the gears. Mine are as follows:
                        1 ~ 40kmph
                        2 ~ 60kmph
                        3 ~ 90kmph
                        4 ~ 110kmph
                        5 ~ 125kmph
                        6 NA
                        Originally posted by motorheadZMA View Post
                        Since last 2 days i have been getting ticking sound from the engine and loss in acceleration. Does someone know if the bike needs tappet setting or is it because of adulterated fuel?
                        (bike has covered approx 2000kms on odo)

                        I have managed 155 in 5th gear, don't know about the rest. These figures are from MG's review of the bike.
                        Max speeds in each gear
                        1-56
                        2-82
                        3-104
                        4-129
                        5-155
                        The figures quoted by motorheadZMA are what they should be. AmitRavi07 there is some issue otherwise the bike would definitely cross 100 in the 3rd.

                        Ticking sound in my case was diagnosed as noise coming from tappets and shims need replacement. (started from 500kms ) I did not notice any drop in acceleration though.

                        Sent from my GT-I9100
                        Why 2wheels over 4.....
                        Its because 'Whatever it is, it's better in the wind!'

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                        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by DukeDey View Post
                          The figures quoted by motorheadZMA are what they should be. AmitRavi07 there is some issue otherwise the bike would definitely cross 100 in the 3rd.

                          Ticking sound in my case was diagnosed as noise coming from tappets and shims need replacement. (started from 500kms ) I did not notice any drop in acceleration though.

                          Sent from my GT-I9100
                          Its not that I am redlining all the way. I usually change gears at 8k rpm and got these figures. In the first three gears if I try to cross 8k, the engine really starts creating a ruckus.

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                          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by AmitRavi07 View Post
                            Its not that I am redlining all the way. I usually change gears at 8k rpm and got these figures. In the first three gears if I try to cross 8k, the engine really starts creating a ruckus.
                            Then there is nothing to worry about. Its all good.

                            Sent from my GT-I9100
                            Why 2wheels over 4.....
                            Its because 'Whatever it is, it's better in the wind!'

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                            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by motorheadZMA View Post
                              Since last 2 days i have been getting ticking sound from the engine and loss in acceleration. Does someone know if the bike needs tappet setting or is it because of adulterated fuel?
                              (bike has covered approx 2000kms on odo)




                              I have managed 155 in 5th gear, don't know about the rest. These figures are from MG's review of the bike.
                              Max speeds in each gear
                              1-56
                              2-82
                              3-104
                              4-129
                              5-155

                              Check out this video that i managed..all these gear changes were done keeping in mind the power band for max power so to get quickest acceleration.

                              KTM Duke 390 India Top Speed 170km/hr and 100 under 5.5 sec acceleration - YouTube

                              1st -57km/hr
                              2nd -80km/hr
                              3rd-101km/hr
                              4th-123km/hr
                              5th-148km/hr

                              0-100- 5.4s
                              0-130- 10.0s
                              0-150- 16.6s
                              0-170- 34.4s
                              This is what i was able to do without quickshifting.
                              Last edited by Anshul Sajwan; 01-11-2014, 10:59 PM.

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                              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by DukeDey View Post
                                I wonder how no one is complaining about the bad brakes on the 390. The initial bite has just vanished. The front free play is so much that it feels like a drum brake that needs to be tightened.

                                I really am pissed with the front brakes. Not just my bike, every 390 I have ridden has the same issue. Its not like brakes are weak but you have to grab the lever with all your might to get it working.

                                Disc brakes should not be like this till the time there is low brake fluid, but even that is not the case here. What happened to two finger braking, that is the way I love it. The duke 200 has far better brakes, how?
                                I did not feel anything wrong with brakes. Two fingers operations has enough bite. May be you should wait for few more kms and see.

                                Originally posted by AmitRavi07 View Post
                                Just a quick question.. How much speed are you all able to extract from each of the gears. Mine are as follows:
                                1 ~ 40kmph
                                2 ~ 60kmph
                                3 ~ 90kmph
                                4 ~ 110kmph
                                5 ~ 125kmph
                                6 NA
                                I remember redlining in 2nd and 3rd gear. On 2nd it was around 80kmph+ and 3rd gear it was 105kmph approx.
                                2007 - Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme
                                2008 - Yamaha YZF R15
                                2009 - Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme
                                2013 - KTM 390 Duke
                                2017 - Yamaha FZ25

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