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  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by Shyam Cmr View Post
    How's the LED working. Does it works well with reflector. I planned to install 90/100w but afraid that fuse may blow out or wire melts.

    Where you got that charger kit. Price ? Is it waterproof. Is it fits with cigarette lighter too. (Some pins like that won't work with cigarette lighter) Also can you please give a clear pic of connection. I see only one wire connected to accessory line. Black wire is ground huh.
    LED's are working fine, but can check extensively when I get a chance to ride long. 90/100 ruined my car headlight and I don't want to make same mistake with my bike. So I prefer to use only LED, HID or Night Breaker halogen. Paid around 650 for 12V charger. http://s.aliexpress.com/z2Yv6f2q Not sure whether it works with cigarette lighter as I don't use that. There are two, 2 pin connectors for accessory line. Ground ends with two pin connector and positive ends with two pin connector. You need to connect black(negative) wire of charger to one of the ground pin and red(positive) wire of charger to one of the positive pin. Though I have not tested how good the Waterproof is, it looks promising as it has good rubber cover over the ports. And this model USB output(claimed) is 2.1A and not 1A or 1.5A unlike others.
    Live to Ride!

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    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

      Installed Minda Dual tone horns from TVS Apache 180 RTR today. Fantastic sound. Simply said- I'm in love with the sound.[emoji7] [emoji7]

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      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by jack_daniels View Post
        Installed Minda Dual tone horns from TVS Apache 180 RTR today. Fantastic sound. Simply said- I'm in love with the sound.[emoji7] [emoji7]
        Can you upload a sample?
        Finding Life

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        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by Skanda View Post
          LED's are working fine, but can check extensively when I get a chance to ride long. 90/100 ruined my car headlight and I don't want to make same mistake with my bike. So I prefer to use only LED, HID or Night Breaker halogen.
          usually LED's won't work well with reflector. You ll get a bit more visibility Cz of those extra lumens. But not the full capacity. Efficiency ll be reduced. The led has to be in same location as the coil in Halogen light.

          BTW does LED has high & low beam [emoji848]

          Am planning to upgrade parking light alone as LED as I use it as DRL. I usually ride with head lights on when on long trips for better visibility but get frequent warnings from good Samaritans that my head light is on. Am not sure how Parking lights effective in increasing visibility.


          Even am staying with 55/60 in car. Ruined car headlights like how? Melted reflector or dull cover ??
          Even I don't use cigarette lighter but my car came with it. Ll be useful in long trips just in case you need some fire or heat. And if you have friends who smoke.

          Paid around 650 for 12V charger. http://s.aliexpress.com/z2Yv6f2q Not sure whether it works with cigarette lighter as I don't use that.


          There are two, 2 pin connectors for accessory line. Ground ends with two pin connector and positive ends with two pin connector. You need to connect black(negative) wire of charger to one of the ground pin and red(positive) wire of charger to one of the positive pin. Though I have not tested how good the Waterproof is, it looks promising as it has good rubber cover over the ports. And this model USB output(claimed) is 2.1A and not 1A or 1.5A unlike others.
          Correct me if am wrong. There are 2nos of 2pin connector. Each 2pin connector has ground(negative) & positive.

          2.1A is awesome as I could charge my iPad too. Also works well with my tyre inflator.

          Also it works only when ignition is on right.

          Also am planning to do following upgrades to duke. As of now.
          - hazard lights
          - extra projector lights
          - mobile stand.

          Am using Fazer windshield what do you use ??

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          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by itsmridul View Post
            Can you upload a sample?
            I'll try to. Just go to any TVS showroom and you can see for yourself. Price= Rs.650/- from TVS workshops. Btw, I think they are also available online as Minda Twin tone horns. But, I'm not sure. Sounds could be different.
            But, the sound is just too good. Just what I wanted. I can't stop honking them now.[emoji7] [emoji7]

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            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by Shyam Cmr View Post
              usually LED's won't work well with reflector. You ll get a bit more visibility Cz of those extra lumens. But not the full capacity. Efficiency ll be reduced. The led has to be in same location as the coil in Halogen light.

              BTW does LED has high & low beam [emoji848]

              Am planning to upgrade parking light alone as LED as I use it as DRL. I usually ride with head lights on when on long trips for better visibility but get frequent warnings from good Samaritans that my head light is on. Am not sure how Parking lights effective in increasing visibility.


              Even am staying with 55/60 in car. Ruined car headlights like how? Melted reflector or dull cover ??
              Even I don't use cigarette lighter but my car came with it. Ll be useful in long trips just in case you need some fire or heat. And if you have friends who smoke.







              Correct me if am wrong. There are 2nos of 2pin connector. Each 2pin connector has ground(negative) & positive.

              2.1A is awesome as I could charge my iPad too. Also works well with my tyre inflator.

              Also it works only when ignition is on right.

              Also am planning to do following upgrades to duke. As of now.
              - hazard lights
              - extra projector lights
              - mobile stand.

              Am using Fazer windshield what do you use ??
              LED's actually work better with reflector than hid's. There are separate led's for high and low beam and each are rated at 20W and 2000Lm. Pass light also works with Duke 390. Replacing parking light with led's does not help in any way. It's better to leave it as halogen as 4300k halogens has better visibility than led's if it is too foggy. This is the reason I didn't replace mine.

              90/100 damaged my reflector badly. Some parts of reflector became damaged and brittle. I painted my reflector black and used hids with projector headlights.

              Nope, there are two separate wires for positive and ground. And each of this wire has 2 female pins for connectivity. So you need to connect P and G of any accessory with two different wires. Single wire does not have both positive and ground terminal. I have attached a picture for reference.

              2.1A is for USB port. You can use 12V socket for up to 10A. USB port is claimed as 2.1A but I doubt this with cheap Chinese product. It's better to use a good 12V car charger(Like Aukey) in the socket for charging mobile phones.

              Hazard lights sounds good. Even I might plan in the near future. I'm using 6" cork type mobile holder from Rynox Gears and it works great. My mobile is 5.7" and so took the largest one that is available. Woks well with the armor cases that I have. Projectors are not so good for high beam, which made me not to go for them on my bike.
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              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by Skanda View Post
                LED's actually work better with reflector than hid's. There are separate led's for high and low beam and each are rated at 20W and 2000Lm. Pass light also works with Duke 390. Replacing parking light with led's does not help in any way. It's better to leave it as halogen as 4300k halogens has better visibility than led's if it is too foggy. This is the reason I didn't replace mine.
                Is it just plug & play like halogen. Or have to do extensive mods.

                Yea White light won't work good in rain makes me to reconsider using LED for headlight too.


                Nope, there are two separate wires for positive and ground. And each of this wire has 2 female pins for connectivity. So you need to connect P and G of any accessory with two different wires. Single wire does not have both positive and ground terminal. I have attached a picture for reference.

                2.1A is for USB port. You can use 12V socket for up to 10A. USB port is claimed as 2.1A but I doubt this with cheap Chinese product. It's better to use a good 12V car charger(Like Aukey) in the socket for charging mobile phones.

                Hazard lights sounds good. Even I might plan in the near future. I'm using 6" cork type mobile holder from Rynox Gears and it works great. My mobile is 5.7" and so took the largest one that is available. Woks well with the armor cases that I have. Projectors are not so good for high beam, which made me not to go for them on my bike.
                So 2nos of 2pin socket 1 is positive & another is negative. Thank you so much bro.

                didn't noted that black wire in first pic Camouflaged by black background. Thanks for taking effort & doodling


                Yea projectors are good only for excellent low beams.

                Some EU countries has mandatory Hazard light. Even super duke have one.

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                • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
                  Did he just apply Loctite on the old gasket or did he replace the head cover gasket with a new one?

                  Cheers!
                  VJ
                  He applied loctite on the old rubber gasket but he did not change the head cover gasket. he even did not remove the fuel tank to open the screws.
                  have ridden the bike for 80 kms till now after the repair, no problem faced, should I get it changed?
                  Hero Honda Dawn-2009-2011
                  Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme-2011-2017
                  KTM Duke390 2016- till now

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                  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                    Originally posted by tusharxtreme View Post
                    He applied loctite on the old rubber gasket but he did not change the head cover gasket. he even did not remove the fuel tank to open the screws.
                    have ridden the bike for 80 kms till now after the repair, no problem faced, should I get it changed?
                    Well, not really. Do keep a tab on the leak, go for a spirited ride, and observe if you find any leaks, if you do, replace the gasket with a new one and apply the Loctite.

                    Cheers!
                    VJ
                    Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
                    The girl said, 'NO!'


                    And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


                    THE END

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                    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by Shyam Cmr View Post
                      Is it just plug & play like halogen. Or have to do extensive mods.
                      Its just plug and play. No mods needed for 2*20W led.
                      Live to Ride!

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                      • KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by Skanda View Post
                        Its just plug and play. No mods needed for 2*20W led.
                        I found slightly cheaper option for charger. Also they say they have an extra USB waterproof protector so we can use USB even in rain. But not sure if it's the only protector or flaps too available. The description says like this


                        Code:
                        How to install a usb waterproof cover
                        Use a knife to cut the top on the USB waterproof cover.put the USB connector into the cover.
                        http://m.aliexpress.com/item/32606416739.html

                        BTW how many days it took for them to ship & what's the shipping charges.

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                        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by Shyam Cmr View Post
                          I found slightly cheaper option for charger. Also they say they have an extra USB waterproof protector so we can use USB even in rain. But not sure if it's the only protector or flaps too available. The description says like this


                          Code:
                          How to install a usb waterproof cover
                          Use a knife to cut the top on the USB waterproof cover.put the USB connector into the cover.
                          http://m.aliexpress.com/item/32606416739.html

                          BTW how many days it took for them to ship & what's the shipping charges.
                          Had seen this product before. Didn't buy it as the USB output was 1A. But the waterproof USB cover they show in the pictures do not give confidence. I don't believe it will be Waterproof while charging. And I do not want to take chances with costly gadgets!
                          Live to Ride!

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                          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by Skanda View Post
                            Had seen this product before. Didn't buy it as the USB output was 1A. But the waterproof USB cover they show in the pictures do not give confidence. I don't believe it will be Waterproof while charging. And I do not want to take chances with costly gadgets!
                            Yea it's better to go with what you have as you already have the product & it's good. Not gonna risk for extra ₹50.


                            How many days it took for shipping. Cz I ll be in my current place for 15 days & chennai for a week & AP after that [emoji19]

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                            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by Shyam Cmr View Post
                              Yea it's better to go with what you have as you already have the product & it's good. Not gonna risk for extra ₹50.


                              How many days it took for shipping. Cz I ll be in my current place for 15 days & chennai for a week & AP after that [emoji19]
                              It takes anywhere from 20 days to 60 to get delivered if you choose free shipping.
                              Live to Ride!

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                              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by Skanda View Post
                                It takes anywhere from 20 days to 60 to get delivered if you choose free shipping.
                                Then I have to ship it to my friends home. I have an power bank that ll help me as of now.

                                BTW I came across these accessories & spares when checking Amazon

                                Generic Motorcycle Handlebar AccidentHazard Light Double Control Switch Button https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01AG93EDE/..._uP4hxb1TZR7C2

                                Bolt Red Streak - smart mobilephone charger for motorbikes (1.00) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B016AOK6A8/..._5K4hxb31JBHA6

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