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  • abhichotu.abhi
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    Has anybody installed CREE LED bars on their Duke. If so plz share the details on model, price and how it is installed.

    Thanks.

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  • truelypulsarian
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    Since the 250 and the 390 shares the same body panels iam sharing my experience here and also the Duke 250 thread is always inactive.
    Bought a Duke 250 BS6 a month ago every thing is ok but iam irritated by the plastic buzzing sound in the front part of the bike especially in the lower rpms the sound is very irritating. Couldnt able to find out from were the sound is emerging, Forgot to mention this issue during the first service the bike is at 1,100 kms on the odo. Right from the delivery day iam hearing this plastic buzzing noise.

    Any solution for this noise??

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  • s1d
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    Originally posted by Veeral View Post
    Noted. I guess for now will have to keep the battery issue aside. I siphoned the fuel from tank and below are the findings. (mud+junk+whatnot).

    [ATTACH]254629[/ATTACH][ATTACH]254630[/ATTACH][ATTACH]254631[/ATTACH][ATTACH]254632[/ATTACH]

    I believe my fuel pump might have gone for a toss since I was trying to start the bike few days back. Since duke 390's fuel tank is plastic, can it be cleaned and washed by water after removing the fuel pump ? Please guide what next steps should I take.

    Regards.
    whats all that crap out from a plastic petrol tank!!
    maybe time to switch to a different petrol pump.. some places do have rusty tanks n what not contaminants.. that will enter your fuel tank and cause havoc. there are sock type filters that can prevent this from happening, but difficult to get hold of one in india. check out https://www.guglatech.com

    coming to cleaning of the tank (After removing the fuel pump assy), you can first wash it out with some dish wash soap and a scrubber* (you might find one with a long handle that can help you reach the inside walls) and then use some vinegar (fill up with say 70% vinegar 30% water) and let it sit for a couple of hours.
    along with the fuel pump, i would also suggest you replace the plastic opening of the tank (which sits under the cap).. the part iirc is called "cup cap" it comes with a rubber gasket under it, doesn't cost much and if it is damaged/worn, water/dust can enter the tank easily. i had it replaced once on my d200.

    and yeh forgot to mention.. while you are at it, better to get the throttle body also thoroughly cleaned out and if possible injector cleaned too.

    *a scrubber like this https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/818QzeupR8L._SL1500_.jpg
    Last edited by s1d; 07-03-2020, 01:36 AM.

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  • B7ACKTHORN
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    Originally posted by Veeral View Post
    Finally received the fuel pump. It is so neat and clean [emoji7][emoji7] Periodic maintenance kit is still out of stock though. I wonder how do they cater the bikes standing in their yard for servicing. Once I receive the fuel filter can install the tank and try starting my bike.

    I also bought a new spark plug and replaced it today. Btw, did you guys know there is a spark plug rubber gasket installed on the spark plug which I forgot to switch to the new one before installing. Attached pic for reference.
    Yes, the spark plugs will have a boot around the insulator to make it a tight fit. If you've missed it, no big deal. But make sure you keep the boot safe, you can install it back next time you take out the plug.

    Cheers!
    VJ

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  • kiran2508
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    Originally posted by abhichotu.abhi View Post
    How can basic things like fuel filter and oil filter.be out of stock? I think they are lying and keeping the stock for bikes coming to their SC for periodic schedule service.
    No he is right, issues is with Bajaj/KTM and not SVC.
    Due to lockdown since March for the last 3 months all Bajaj/KTM factories and other 3rd party suppliers all have had shut shop.

    Both of Bajaj/KTM factories are in MH which is the worst hit state in India due to COV-19.
    They have only started production slowly with 50% workforce since 8th of this month,not sure they might shut again due to recent deaths again. Also which ever spares is getting manufactured is going straight to production line for fully built bikes to sell in showrooms.

    So ya spares supply to service center is reduced almost by 50% from factory, whichever stock is there they've been used up and consumed in last 2 months. Expect more delays for minute non-significant parts like farings, headlights, speedometer etc etc etc.

    I've been running around from 2 last week back to 3 different SVC just for a small ₹8 Faring plastic Rivet which is out-of-stock and they were very honest about in explain the ongoing supply chain issues right now. Most of the things are on back order.

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  • abhichotu.abhi
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    How much did you pay for fuel pump?

    How can basic things like fuel filter and oil filter.be out of stock? I think they are lying and keeping the stock for bikes coming to their SC for periodic schedule service.
    Originally posted by Veeral View Post
    Finally received the fuel pump. It is so neat and clean [emoji7][emoji7] Periodic maintenance kit is still out of stock though. I wonder how do they cater the bikes standing in their yard for servicing. Once I receive the fuel filter can install the tank and try starting my bike.

    I also bought a new spark plug and replaced it today. Btw, did you guys know there is a spark plug rubber gasket installed on the spark plug which I forgot to switch to the new one before installing. Attached pic for reference. [ATTACH]254971[/ATTACH][ATTACH]254972[/ATTACH][ATTACH]254973[/ATTACH]

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  • Veeral
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    Finally received the fuel pump. It is so neat and clean [emoji7][emoji7] Periodic maintenance kit is still out of stock though. I wonder how do they cater the bikes standing in their yard for servicing. Once I receive the fuel filter can install the tank and try starting my bike.

    I also bought a new spark plug and replaced it today. Btw, did you guys know there is a spark plug rubber gasket installed on the spark plug which I forgot to switch to the new one before installing. Attached pic for reference. Click image for larger version

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  • B7ACKTHORN
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    Originally posted by abhichotu.abhi View Post
    A couple of images just to bring a little bit of freshness to the thread.

    I have set the suspension at lowest height. Ride height is a little bit better now.

    I am thinking to sell the bike now as I rarely get time to ride it. Biker inside of me has died a long time ago.
    Oh dear! Try to ride it every weekend, you will keep the freshness alive. A nice machine to part away with. Good luck.

    Cheers!
    VJ

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  • abhichotu.abhi
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    A couple of images just to bring a little bit of freshness to the thread.

    I have set the suspension at lowest height. Ride height is a little bit better now.

    I am thinking to sell the bike now as I rarely get time to ride it. Biker inside of me has died a long time ago.


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  • abhichotu.abhi
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    [MENTION=39214]B7ACKTHORN[/MENTION] [MENTION=47668]abhiiceman[/MENTION]

    Thanks guys. I will try adjusting the suspension and revert back.

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  • abhiiceman
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    Originally posted by abhichotu.abhi View Post
    Hi friends,

    Posting after a long time. The bike was lying idle from past few months due to lockdown. I only started it sometimes in 7 days, at other times in 15 days. I was lucky enough that the battery didnot gave away. Right now, I ride the bike occassionally. I have a few questions, I have a 2019 model Duke :

    1) Does adjusting the rear suspension affect ride height ? If so does compressing the spring reduce height or increase it . Am asking this as I want to reduce ride height by 2 inches.

    2) Does anybody has any experience with aftermarket windshields performance? Do they affect handling at high speeds? Asking this as the windblast above 90 kmph is unbearable for me.

    Thanks.
    Yes you can easily reduce the ride height by 2inch, however it'll also reduce the ground clearance so you should have it in mind while riding with a pillion over some unusual humps.
    I actually used it like that for about 1 year or so later reverted to stock. I manage to scrap the engine scoop part once when I was with a pillion and rode over a big hump while parking the bike ..

    I did it in order to reduce the stiffness as it hurts my lower back. Later became back to stock settings as the bike looks low and handling wasn't as sharp as its meant to.

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  • B7ACKTHORN
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    Originally posted by abhichotu.abhi View Post
    Hi friends,

    Posting after a long time. The bike was lying idle from past few months due to lockdown. I only started it sometimes in 7 days, at other times in 15 days. I was lucky enough that the battery didnot gave away. Right now, I ride the bike occassionally. I have a few questions, I have a 2019 model Duke :

    1) Does adjusting the rear suspension affect ride height ? If so does compressing the spring reduce height or increase it . Am asking this as I want to reduce ride height by 2 inches.

    2) Does anybody has any experience with aftermarket windshields performance? Do they affect handling at high speeds? Asking this as the windblast above 90 kmph is unbearable for me.

    Thanks.
    No. Adjusting the rear suspension, compressing doesn't affect the ride height "much" but yes, you can feel a mild difference in the bike having a lower set feel. Aftermarket windshields do help a lot when it comes to windblast, and windblast is as pathetic on naked bikes.

    Cheers!
    VJ

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  • Veeral
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    Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    You can try using coca cola as psr sir said, and give it a good brushing inside the tank, if you can, which would mean it clears even more goop. Secondly, yes, wire heating up means bust motor. Wire shouldn't heat up, meaning it's shorted somewhere and eventually the wire will burn.

    Cheers!
    VJ

    Thought so. Visited one of the service center nearby my office to get the fuel pump and other spares. Inventory seems to be an issue with them these days. Since they have just started operating, procuring the fuel pump will take him 20-25 days. Will try one more service center or else will have to wait for 20 days . I wish there was online shop for bike spares. There is this website 99rpm, but they only have fiat and bajaj spares.

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  • abhichotu.abhi
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    Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Hi friends,

    Posting after a long time. The bike was lying idle from past few months due to lockdown. I only started it sometimes in 7 days, at other times in 15 days. I was lucky enough that the battery didnot gave away. Right now, I ride the bike occassionally. I have a few questions, I have a 2019 model Duke :

    1) Does adjusting the rear suspension affect ride height ? If so does compressing the spring reduce height or increase it . Am asking this as I want to reduce ride height by 2 inches.

    2) Does anybody has any experience with aftermarket windshields performance? Do they affect handling at high speeds? Asking this as the windblast above 90 kmph is unbearable for me.

    Thanks.

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  • Skanda
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    I have 2016 model and recently did a bleed of both front Brake (already have EBC strinted pads) and rear brake, the brake feels like new.
    Originally posted by VJdesert View Post
    Hi all,

    Recently bought a used duke 390 2015 model run about genuine 25k km. It runs absolutely brilliant, but the stopping power is way less, not even compared to dominar. So to imrove breaking i am planning to do the following things. Please provide your views.

    1. Sintered pads from 2017
    2. New brake master cylinder from 2017 model
    3. New disk on front, as the present one is having few grooves and markings.

    Regards
    Vipin

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