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  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by Veeral View Post
    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.



    Protecto
    Well, I also have to install front fork protectors as well. The front shock is a jewel of a thing to me. They are so good.[emoji14] I can understand why Duke alloys broke in the earlier batches. You can hardly feel a thing even at high speeds.[emoji4]
    Last edited by B7ACKTHORN; 01-16-2016, 01:36 PM.

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    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by jack_daniels View Post
      Well, I also have to install front fork protectors as well. The front shock is a jewel of a thing to me. They are so good.[emoji14] I can understand why Duke alloys broke in the earlier batches. You can hardly feel a thing even at high speeds.[emoji4]
      True... though my right front protector is not fitting tight. External black part bit moves. Have completely tightened the allen screw.
      Not only Great power comes with great responsibility but also with Great RISK !!! Referring to SBKs...

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      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by Veeral View Post
        True... though my right front protector is not fitting tight. External black part bit moves. Have completely tightened the allen screw.
        Hmmm. From where u purchased it. I think u should ask for a replacement.

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        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by jack_daniels View Post
          Hmmm. From where u purchased it. I think u should ask for a replacement.
          I bought it from a Chinese website. Rest all fits properly. The right side protector has thin screw and small hole right ?
          Not only Great power comes with great responsibility but also with Great RISK !!! Referring to SBKs...

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          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by Veeral View Post
            I bought it from a Chinese website. Rest all fits properly. The right side protector has thin screw and small hole right ?
            Dunno mate. I guess more experienced owners can shed some knowledge. Though I think it's a product issue.

            Also, how are LED lights as headlights? Hows-
            # Performance, is it worth it?
            # Do they drain battery?
            # Are they Legal?
            Found this ebay, claiming to be the best solution for KTM Duke 390.
            https://m.ebay.in/itm/111696093308?_mwBanner=1
            Anybody using LED's can help here.

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            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by jack_daniels View Post
              Be careful with the weight. The user manual says the swingarm can support 210 kgs max.
              Yes, we met that regulation, but thanks for the heads up!

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              Originally posted by jack_daniels View Post
              See. There is a stock radiator guard in Duke 390 but it's very thick. Earlier, bike used to get lil hot while accelerating and in traffic.
              But, after installing the "Slim" radiator guard yesterday (Less than 2.5 times the thickness of stock radiator guard OR let's say Nokia Communicator vs Moto RAZR, just for eg.) the heat has reduced considerably. Maybe it helps in better heat dissipation by allowing more air flow. Today in my journey of around 25 kms, the bike was cool all the time.[emoji5]
              Can you share a pic!

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              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by judebrent View Post
                Yes, we met that regulation, but thanks for the heads up!

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                Can you share a pic!
                Umm. Pic is somewhere in this thread only. I shared it. Around 30-40 pages from now.

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                • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                  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
                  Hassle free if you compare to bullet. Go for it!

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                  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                    Can brake fluid damage paint or plastic parts ?

                    Was installing front brake fluid cap, while the bike was on side stand. Few amount of fluid spilled on the inside of hand guard.
                    Not only Great power comes with great responsibility but also with Great RISK !!! Referring to SBKs...

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                    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by Veeral View Post
                      Can brake fluid damage paint or plastic parts ?

                      Was installing front brake fluid cap, while the bike was on side stand. Few amount of fluid spilled on the inside of hand guard.

                      I doubt! Don't think it's a cause of concern, unless you're seeing some reactions..

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                      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                        Does anyone here use a Fuel Injector cleaner in their tanks? Can I have some suggestions please? Thanks

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                        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by rakshit rana View Post
                          Hey Thanks Krishna
                          Do you recommend engine ice of a specific brand and estimated cost?
                          Also at what interval, engine ice needs to be top up?
                          And what if I use Motul 300V double ester for Duke 390? I use the same in my pulsar 220. What do you suggest?
                          And if I ride duke 390 for longer distances , say 2000 kms for a roadtrip, do i need to drain engine oil earlier than the recommended interval?


                          Reason for late delivery is that dealer would be ordering new stock after his current stock gets sold. Thanks for the response

                          Engine ICE is the brand Rakshit,
                          top up whenever the level drops near to or below "LOW"
                          I'd rather suggest to stick to 7100, for motul 300v a shorter drain interval should be done.
                          With the Motul 7100, i'd say a k drain interval sits just fine, unless it was a very daunting trip with long lower gear running times and lots of half clutch riding was involved.

                          Cheers
                          Ride Safe
                          Krishna

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                          Originally posted by judebrent View Post
                          What's the cost of engine ice?
                          I do not know the retail price of Engine Ice, sorry about that.

                          Cheers
                          Ride Safe
                          Krishna
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                          Run-in Procedure | Power Loss Solutions | Riding Gears 101 | Biking Brotherhood

                          P
                          ulsar 220F
                          |2013 Honda CBR250R|KTM Duke390|Yamaha R3|Yamaha R1|Triumph Tiger XRX

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                          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by krish2778 View Post
                            Engine ICE is the brand Rakshit,
                            top up whenever the level drops near to or below "LOW"
                            I'd rather suggest to stick to 7100, for motul 300v a shorter drain interval should be done.
                            With the Motul 7100, i'd say a k drain interval sits just fine, unless it was a very daunting trip with long lower gear running times and lots of half clutch riding was involved.

                            Cheers
                            Ride Safe
                            Krishna

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                            I do not know the retail price of Engine Ice, sorry about that.

                            Cheers
                            Ride Safe
                            Krishna

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                            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences


                              I have answered just that in the R3 thread, you can have a look there. With better tyres the abs is not sorely missed, but then never had much of a close moment with the r3 yet.

                              Cheers
                              Ride Safe
                              Krishna
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                              Run-in Procedure | Power Loss Solutions | Riding Gears 101 | Biking Brotherhood

                              P
                              ulsar 220F
                              |2013 Honda CBR250R|KTM Duke390|Yamaha R3|Yamaha R1|Triumph Tiger XRX

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                              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by krish2778 View Post
                                I have answered just that in the R3 thread, you can have a look there. With better tyres the abs is not sorely missed, but then never had much of a close moment with the r3 yet.

                                Cheers
                                Ride Safe
                                Krishna
                                While I agree better tires do a better job, it cannot quite substitute what ABS does in wheel lock situations! Enjoy your ride

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