Since '02 xBhp is different things to different people. From a close knit national community of bikers to India's only motorcycling lifestyle magazine and a place to make like-minded biker friends. Join us

Castrol Power 1

The slower the vehicle, the quicker it can turn.

Our Partners

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

    Originally posted by mohitahuja View Post
    Bike cover is 700 odd rupees, paddock stand 6700rs, I have both
    Thanks for your response Mohit. I have more questions.
    Is there any other accessory like swingarm spool required to use the paddock stand that KTM sells?

    Would you do me a favor and check the link for RJays Universal Rear Race Stand on Bachoo Motors website. I am thinking of getting this (cheaper at Rs 5499).
    Can this stand be directly used with the bike, or is there any accessory required to use it? RJays Universal Rear Race Stand - Bachoo Motors

    By the way, you have vanished from the forum after getting your bike! Post your ownership experience so far buddy...

    Comment


    • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

      Originally posted by Ponnanna1 View Post
      Congratz..ride safe... I got my bike too last week Thrusday evening, and only rode that day abt some 40 KMs, post that I had to travell out of station hence no bike. The KTM guy told either to remove the 30 AMP fuse or put plastic or rubber under the stand to stop the battery from draining if am not riding the bike for a couple of day.

      On the delivery day when I was in traffic for the initial 25 KMs the bike really did get hot and me with my wife as pillion were really getting our legs cooked, cldnt figure which way the fan was blowing the hot air.
      I found it very difficult to ride the bike slow below 4 K RPM it kept juttering, have to get used to the bike i feel.
      Showed 24 KM/L mileage. In the second stint when I got to use the 6th Gear on the ring road bike mileage improved to 34KM/L.
      Thanks. I too got the mileage figure of 34 when riding in 6th gear, but heat build-up did not bother me much though. Guess I was just too excited to notice it.. even now
      Last edited by AmitRavi07; 10-14-2013, 02:03 PM.

      Comment


      • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

        Originally posted by addyrulz01 View Post
        Finally got the bike today. And what more should i say !! Its brilliant. Now i gotta ride more and more. Will update in a few days time as i will cover more distance and will get to know the bike more

        Originally posted by AmitRavi07 View Post
        Finally got my bike today. Want to thank all you guys for keeping up the post updated and helping me have the required patience. 36 bikes have come to Delhi in their 2nd lot. I counted around 20 in Bagga Link itself. The bike is absolutely amazing. The roar of the bike is beautiful to the ears. Even the hand-guard's quality has improved from the test bike. The bike was more comfortable to me than D200, with softer suspensions. The bike easily ran over small potholes without me feeling anything at all. All the guys who are waiting for their bikes, please dont loose patience. This bike will make you fall in love with biking again and again. Will update with more miles on the baby beast.
        Congoz yaaro, I will also pick mine up in couple of days (not getting time). Enjoy riding the little beast.
        Street racing is for Squids trying to make up for their small equipment

        Comment


        • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

          Originally posted by rohitsapru View Post
          Thanks for your response Mohit. I have more questions.
          Is there any other accessory like swingarm spool required to use the paddock stand that KTM sells?

          Would you do me a favor and check the link for RJays Universal Rear Race Stand on Bachoo Motors website. I am thinking of getting this (cheaper at Rs 5499).
          Can this stand be directly used with the bike, or is there any accessory required to use it? RJays Universal Rear Race Stand - Bachoo Motors

          By the way, you have vanished from the forum after getting your bike! Post your ownership experience so far buddy...
          I'll post the ownership review soon, riding has kept me busy. I received the KTM paddock from the showroom as a part of their compensation by paying 1k for it only. It doesn't require spools, fits directly in the swingarm and is adjustable

          Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2

          Comment


          • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

            Just completed my first 100 Km with the bike today. I gave it a mixed kind of break in, i drove it hard a little, varied the RPM without running on a constant rpm for too long. Lots of gear shifting coupled with moderate braking. I did touch the red light a few times while driving especially in the first few kilometers. Maximum speed i have gone to is around 100.

            It has a smoother response now and shifting is smooth too. I get around 28-30 kpl when commuting from my home to college as the traffic is low. In traffic where the bike is constantly in 1st and second gear it drops to around 20.

            I am thinking of having the oil and filter changed now. Also there are a few issues like i can hear the chain slap against the swingarm, the rear left indicator is not seated properly and the engine gets damn hot almost 10-11 bars on the display.

            Comment


            • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

              Originally posted by riot View Post
              Congoz yaaro, I will also pick mine up in couple of days (not getting time). Enjoy riding the little beast.
              Can I pick it up for you....I have a lot of time!!

              Comment


              • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                12. Do not clean the chain with Diesel as this will damage the O-seals.[/FONT]
                Can you please explain why diesel shouldnot be used to clean the chain? Because I think I read somewhere that its one of the best ways to clean the chain using diesel. And I've been doing that for quite a while. :0
                Yamaha R15 V1 2011
                Suzuki Access 125 2011

                Comment


                • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                  I too have been cleaning the chain of Ninja with diesel for sometime now. I always thought kerosene and petrol were more penetrative than diesel. Do elaborate.

                  Sent from my GT-I9500 using xBhp Connect mobile app
                  REVVADDICT
                  -
                  Yamaha FZ-16 (2010-12)
                  -Kawasaki Ninja 250R (2012-13)
                  -KTM Duke 390(2013- )

                  Comment


                  • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                    Can someone please explain to me the logic behind changing the engine oil before the manufacturer recommended 1000 km?

                    Sent from my GT-N7000 using xBhp Connect mobile app
                    Motorsports - Because in football, basketball, golf and cricket, you only need one ball! ;)

                    Comment


                    • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                      Originally posted by segagt_0 View Post
                      Can you please explain why diesel shouldnot be used to clean the chain? Because I think I read somewhere that its one of the best ways to clean the chain using diesel. And I've been doing that for quite a while. :0
                      Originally posted by vijeth v View Post
                      I too have been cleaning the chain of Ninja with diesel for sometime now. I always thought kerosene and petrol were more penetrative than diesel. Do elaborate.

                      Sent from my GT-I9500 using xBhp Connect mobile app
                      Even I had lots of questions/doubts regarding this point. But I have been looking over the INTERNET quiet a few times on this aspect. So when in doubt, play safe. So I always used chain spray cleaner.

                      All through my search/research I have seen that every one uses kerosene. See the links below.

                      How To Clean An O-ring Chain? : Kawasaki ZX Forums: Kawasaki Ninja Forum

                      Motorcycle Chain Maintenance | Canyon Chasers Motorcycle Sport Touring

                      How to maintain and change your motorcycle's chain and sprokets - BikeBandit.com


                      Apart from this, I have seen quite a few people include service centers applying the cleaning and lubing agents in improper way. They should be always sprayed into the chain. That is near the bottom end of the sprocket. Many people spray on the top of the chain behind the rear sprocket. This will usually fly away once you are on drive.

                      O-Rings act as seals to prevent the lubing inside them to escape. So primary part of maintaining the chain is cleaning it properly.

                      As you pointed out already, Diesel penetrates/damages the O-Rings and leading to damage of lube inside the O-Rings.

                      But this is still questionable, I will update here when I have concrete information on this.
                      2007 - Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme
                      2008 - Yamaha YZF R15
                      2009 - Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme
                      2013 - KTM 390 Duke
                      2017 - Yamaha FZ25

                      Comment


                      • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                        Originally posted by suhasn46 View Post
                        Can someone please explain to me the logic behind changing the engine oil before the manufacturer recommended 1000 km?

                        Sent from my GT-N7000 using xBhp Connect mobile app
                        I changed my 390's oil at 300kms the oil was a bit dirty and when I removed the stainer( stainer in a metal mesh like tube found inside when you open the drain nut) there were a lot of metal partials that had accumulated on it,surprisingly there were quite a bit. So that's why it's better to change the oil early to avoid the metal partials going back in the engine

                        Comment


                        • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                          Originally posted by deepak82 View Post
                          I changed my 390's oil at 300kms the oil was a bit dirty and when I removed the stainer( stainer in a metal mesh like tube found inside when you open the drain nut) there were a lot of metal partials that had accumulated on it,surprisingly there were quite a bit. So that's why it's better to change the oil early to avoid the metal partials going back in the engine
                          If I am not wrong the strainer is magnetized or equipped with magnet, so that any metal debris will stick to it. So there is less chance of the metal parts going back inside. But how ever, by changing the oil and oil filter you are giving more fresh air for engine to work on.
                          2007 - Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme
                          2008 - Yamaha YZF R15
                          2009 - Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme
                          2013 - KTM 390 Duke
                          2017 - Yamaha FZ25

                          Comment


                          • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                            Originally posted by SDS17 View Post
                            Can I pick it up for you....I have a lot of time!!
                            The Bank guy there will need my signatures in couple of docs before he finally gives delivery .
                            Street racing is for Squids trying to make up for their small equipment

                            Comment


                            • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                              Originally posted by riazmomin View Post
                              O-Rings act as seals to prevent the lubing inside them to escape. So primary part of maintaining the chain is cleaning it properly.

                              As you pointed out already, Diesel penetrates/damages the O-Rings and leading to damage of lube inside the O-Rings.

                              But this is still questionable, I will update here when I have concrete information on this.





                              A little correction, I think the Duke has X-ring chain. Diesel & kerosene are fine as they are one of the cheapest & best degreaser available, just clean & dry them up before lubing.

                              Comment


                              • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                                Originally posted by Traveller01 View Post
                                A little correction, I think the Duke has X-ring chain. Diesel & kerosene are fine as they are one of the cheapest & best degreaser available, just clean & dry them up before lubing.
                                Nopes, it is a O-Ring chain.
                                2007 - Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme
                                2008 - Yamaha YZF R15
                                2009 - Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme
                                2013 - KTM 390 Duke
                                2017 - Yamaha FZ25

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X