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  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    I have done my first servicing for 850km now it was reaching 1600km do i have to take my bike to SVC for check up?? Next servicing period is around 7km right?What needs to be checked before next servicing?

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    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by Chandan92 View Post
      AFAIK manufacturing date matters more as compared to registration date, you have seen many superbike owners have registered their bike much after the manufacturing of the bike.

      Okay How much is it going to affect resale based on a month's difference in terms of manufacture date? 10K, 30K?

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        Originally posted by judebrent View Post
        Okay How much is it going to affect resale based on a month's difference in terms of manufacture date? 10K, 30K?
        Don't know but if I am buying any preowned bike then first thing I would look for is manufacturing date.

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          Originally posted by Chandan92 View Post
          Don't know but if I am buying any preowned bike then first thing I would look for is manufacturing date.
          I had the Apache RTR 160Fi, Manuf in May 2008, registered the August 2008! I sold it in 2012, and it was concerned by the dealer as Aug. My car which I purchased pre-owned was manuf in Sept, 2009, Registered in Jan, 2010, still it was sold to me as a Jan regd model. Anyways, let's just enjoy the ride and not get onto this Cheers.

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          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

            Went to check out Gixxer horn today. Very bad. Small, tinny dual horn. Apache horn is the best. I'll be installing them in the near future.

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              Originally posted by smoker n doper View Post
              AFAIK your manufactured year matters while selling the bike. For eg. your's would be a 2015 model whereas anyone who will purchase during the end of Jan will have 2016 mentioned in the RC. Rakshit Rana has also booked one and will wait till Feb to get the 16 manufactured D390.
              Manufacturing date matters in terms of resale value. That's the reason I'm waiting for 2016 model to arrive.
              [/SIGPIC]PULSATING 22o

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              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by judebrent View Post
                While both enter the RC book, the registration date matters! I've sold 4 bikes prior to this
                I hope this helps. Since you have already purchased the motorcycle, its better to stop bothering about all this and just Ride on.

                Originally posted by rakshit rana View Post
                Manufacturing date matters in terms of resale value. That's the reason I'm waiting for 2016 model to arrive.
                Yes, its the manufacturing date which matters. Difference is you have already booked and I am waiting for the 2016 batch to arrive so that I can make the payment and buy it. KTM here is asking me to wait till Feb end or March and then buy in one shot rather than booking it now and then waiting for a month.
                2003 - 2009 : Pulsar 150 Classic (Sold)
                2009 - Present : Pulsar 220 Dtsi
                2009 - Present : Honda Activa
                2016 - Present : KTM Duke 390

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                • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by smoker n doper View Post
                  I hope this helps. Since you have already purchased the motorcycle, its better to stop bothering about all this and just Ride on.



                  Yes, its the manufacturing date which matters. Difference is you have already booked and I am waiting for the 2016 batch to arrive so that I can make the payment and buy it. KTM here is asking me to wait till Feb end or March and then buy in one shot rather than booking it now and then waiting for a month.
                  Yes, it won't make a significant difference to me and ask we know, it can vary from buyer to buyer as well, I got my ride this evening and am happy, good luck to you as well

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                    Originally posted by jack_daniels View Post
                    I read online about some Bosch relay (20A). Pic below-

                    Where can I find it? Is it available in automotive stores? Or have to go to an electrical store? Or what to say to the retailer??
                    If you are installing an aftermarket horn (even if its a single horn) use a relay. I am saying this because most after market horns are of higher current ratings and a relay will protect the horn switch/electricals.
                    And yes, if possible use the 4 pin relay (or a 5 pin) that looks like the one you have shown in the pic. The other common type of relay (or cutout as its locally called) is a three pin (roots makes this type). I would suggest the 4 pin because its more reliable and resistant to water.
                    RELAY BASICS

                    You can find the 4 point relay at car accessories shops or auto spares shops that cater to the auto-rickshaws. Most small two wheeler spares shops might not have this type of relay.

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                    Originally posted by wrecker View Post
                    I have done my first servicing for 850km now it was reaching 1600km do i have to take my bike to SVC for check up?? Next servicing period is around 7km right?What needs to be checked before next servicing?
                    just keep the chain lubed every 500-700km and keep an eye on the oil and coolant levels (generally there will be negligible drop). head to the svc only if there is a specific issue that you are facing.
                    and remember the service interval is 7500km OR 120 days whichever comes earlier (very few people cover 7500km in 4 months). if you used the motul fs oil (7100 or 300v) you are good until the next due service.

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                    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                      Hello All

                      I am planning to Buy D 390 .Currently i am riding Bullet Electra 350. Please suggest what are pros and cons i can face with new model . Few things i come to know that heating issue , small tank and small Seat. Rest any other issue is there.

                      Thanks
                      Puneet

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                        Originally posted by joshipuneet9 View Post
                        Hello All

                        I am planning to Buy D 390 .Currently i am riding Bullet Electra 350. Please suggest what are pros and cons i can face with new model . Few things i come to know that heating issue , small tank and small Seat. Rest any other issue is there.

                        Thanks
                        Puneet
                        Initially, I was also very sceptical of KTM Duke 390 like u till Dec 2015, i.e. last month. But, after riding the bike for one month I can safely say that it's a gud bike. Not many cons in it. You can safely go ahead & buy it.👍👌
                        All the cons have been meticulously taken care of by KTM & Bajaj in the latest models.

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                          Originally posted by jack_daniels View Post
                          Initially, I was also very sceptical of KTM Duke 390 like u till Dec 2015, i.e. last month. But, after riding the bike for one month I can safely say that it's a gud bike. Not many cons in it. You can safely go ahead & buy it.👍👌
                          All the cons have been meticulously taken care of by KTM & Bajaj in the latest models.
                          I second that! Majority said seat is small but trust me it isn't. Day 1 of ownership itself I took a pillion who's 110 Kgs and 5.11 with no stress whatsoever. If you compare this seat with the Pulsar RS200 or FZ it's more comfortable in my opinion. It's strange not many question the size of those seats!

                          Go ahead and book it!

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                          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                            I hav D 390 for 1 year.its a very good starter bike.You wont be disappointed by power and performance.As per seat it is not small.Go for it..

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                              Originally posted by judebrent View Post
                              I second that! Majority said seat is small but trust me it isn't. Day 1 of ownership itself I took a pillion who's 110 Kgs and 5.11 with no stress whatsoever. If you compare this seat with the Pulsar RS200 or FZ it's more comfortable in my opinion. It's strange not many question the size of those seats!

                              Go ahead and book it!
                              Be careful with the weight. The user manual says the swingarm can support 210 kgs max.

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                              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                                Well ended the day with DIY chain tightening and lubing along with installing fork protectors and bling rear brake fluid cap. Also ended up slipping the front brake fluid cap 😣 .

                                Can you please check the position and tell me if I've aligned properly.




                                Bling Bling



                                Slipped used the screwdriver present in the tool kit.



                                Protectors

                                Not only Great power comes with great responsibility but also with Great RISK !!! Referring to SBKs...

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