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Old 4th April 2013, 19:31   #721
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Sir are you based in Bangalore only and which svc are you going to?

Diesel was never sprayed on my bike as I detail it myself.
Yes, I am from Bangalore & get my bike serviced at Autoservice. The diesel thing was done at one of the place close to home where i get the bike washed.

No 'sir' please
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Old 4th April 2013, 20:12   #722
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Yes, I am from Bangalore & get my bike serviced at Autoservice. The diesel thing was done at one of the place close to home where i get the bike washed.

No 'sir' please
Oh we should meet sometime then. My first service was at autoservice. Got the second one done at khivraj as it was nearby. Got this cleaning also done at khivraj kasturba road. So its been pretty erratic for me :P
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Thanks bro. I do not have a single squeak though. I was rferring to the "channelling" sound.
Oh ok. I thought you were referring to the squeaking sound that comes on during braking! My bad.
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Old 6th April 2013, 11:25   #724
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Just an update. So again got another problem. Had a noise coming whenever the fan went on. And after 3 days that sound has changed to a rough noise.

Also yesterday while cleaning the bike I notice my left crash guard to be loose. Then I see the screw on the lower part of the crash guard is missing. So got worried.

Visited the svc today and the service advisor suggested that the some part of the radiator may have got bent and it can be fixed after opening. Told me to come later as spare parts department was closed today. Also for the screw i was told the same thing which is ok.

Will be visiting them next week and get the radiator fixed and maybe even change the coolant as Ive got one full bottle of coolant with me. Hope to see it perform better than the stock one. Im only apprehensive about tank cracks appearing once the re attach the tank with extra tightening as has happened to so many folks.

Looks like the svc is becoming my second home. The mechanic has got to know me and my bike and it feels good everytime I visit. Although i hate frequent visits

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Visited the svc today regarding the above. The fan noise seems to have gone after i cleaned the fan area a few days back. If it comes again then will have to replace.

Also the crash guard seems to have lost the entire assembly that connects the two crash guards at the lower end. The part wasnt in stock today. Will need to get it done next week although stock is coming tomorrow, but i wont be free anytime.

Overall happy with the service guys. My friend's bike kept having leaks from the front fork many times. They replaced the entire fork shaft the black thingy becahse that was determined to be the cause of the problem. Also this was the second time his tank was replaced due to cracks developing.


Both of us had good experiences with this svc. From the pricing of spare parts, sometimes I wonder if KTM had come in India without Bajaj's partnership, the bikes would be very costly to service and repair. Thanks to Bajaj for giving us common men the opportunity to enjoy world class performance bikes without the headaches of costly repair bills.
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I had the same issue with the sound from the front brake. It's mostly gone after the last service, but I heard it once again under hard braking the other day.

And yes, the front brake has definitely lost it's bite! I'm sure the pads are still fine, because I have only ridden the bike 3.8k Kms so far.

ebonho - I would like to thank you for all the detailed information you have mentioned about the bike in this thread. I have followed your thread since day 1, and have learnt a lot about my bike in the last 1 year that I have owned it now.

Since I am now an official member, rating the thread a well deserved 5 stars.

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I had the same issue with the sound from the front brake. It's mostly gone after the last service, but I heard it once again under hard braking the other day.

And yes, the front brake has definitely lost it's bite! I'm sure the pads are still fine, because I have only ridden the bike 3.8k Kms so far.

ebonho - I would like to thank you for all the detailed information you have mentioned about the bike in this thread. I have followed your thread since day 1, and have learnt a lot about my bike in the last 1 year that I have owned it now.

Since I am now an official member, rating the thread a well deserved 5 stars.

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Thanks bro. I have been told that there are KTM guys who keep checking this thread regularly and unknown to us a lot of behind the scenes action happens to improve the bikes and solve issues for customers based on what we put up here.
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Thanks bro. I have been told that there are KTM guys who keep checking this thread regularly and unknown to us a lot of behind the scenes action happens to improve the bikes and solve issues for customers based on what we put up here.
Well that's really good to know. Glad that KTM is showing such keen interest in our feedback. It's always better when the company gets the feedback directly, and we have TBHP to thank for giving us such a lovely and now well recognised forum

Oh and I forgot, congrats on the Storme
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So now, even I am among the ones, who has got the RHS fork oil seal replaced! (charges were Rs.95/- for filling with new oil). Heard from the service guy that the root cause or solution is not identified yet.

I remember doc mentioning, in one of earlier posts, about an update on gear lever and that has arrived at the service centers (the new bikes already have this update). This update is meant to solve the mis-shifts (which I still experience). I did not get it done since I inquired about it after my bike was ready and had to rush to office, but definitely on cards during next service which is due in sometime. I will post my experience after the service. Costs approx. Rs400/-as mentioned by the service person.

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My pads have a lot of life left in them but that bus / truck type sound keeps coming. Will investigate that in the coming days. Surprisingly none of these problems happen with the rear brake which i frequently use.
Partha, even I experience the sound from both the front and the rear (had mentioned in my earlier post too). I have even got the pads replaced, but it keeps cropping up. So I have concluded that its due to the dust and hence crops up on the side which ever is least used. The sound appears only when the bike has been parked for a long duration. So once you take it out, the sound appears until the brakes have been used up for a couple of kms and by then the dust has been wiped off and so is the sound. I am now treating this as no concern and a daily cleanup with a wet cloth of the rotors before taking off with the bike (as a over concerned measure of pads losing life due to dust ).

P.S: Congrats doc, on the entry of new family member

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Any body done any mods to have a pillion AND a saddle bag mounted on this bike? any pictures?
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Any body done any mods to have a pillion AND a saddle bag mounted on this bike? any pictures?
Hey Red_Liner!
For our Leh trip, we got a luggage stay fabricated to keep the saddles in place and give us some bungee hooking points. Here is my brother's duke fully loaded with the Shell Fuel cans as well. Remove the top bag on the back seat and a pillion can sit. However, for longer trips, I wouldn't recommend a pillion unless you plan on taking breaks quite often.
http://motorcyclesonly.files.wordpre...5/img_0555.jpg

there is a pic in the Day 5 log of my duke without the luggage: http://motorcyclesonly.wordpress.com/

Let me know if you need more pointers.
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there is a pic in the Day 5 log of my duke without the luggage: http://motorcyclesonly.wordpress.com/

Let me know if you need more pointers.
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Riveted to your blog Kapil! Neat stuff bro. The doodhwalla cans seem to have done their job well.
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Riveted to your blog Kapil! Neat stuff bro. The doodhwalla cans seem to have done their job well.
Cheers Doc! I need to finish off that log before I forget all the little details.
The dhoodhwalla cans from Shell did a fine fine job. Was overkill though. Nowhere did we need 10lts extra per bike. we managed with 5ltrs per bike extra between Leh and Tandi. 2 2ltr coke/pepsi/7up cans with fuel should more than suffice on the duke 200s.
Lots more to share as we go through each day's log.
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Dukesters - a bit of help required.

My friend owns the 200 and on one of his long rides - he had a near mishap. Dropped the bike into a deep pothole at high speed and now there are 2 "dents" in the alloy wheels - both front and rear. There is no loss of air pressure and handling seems fine too. However, he wants to fix this up. What is the best way to do it? Insurance and replace or get it fixed at some mechanic. Looks like the ASC are asking to go the insurance way. Obvious as to why they would say that.

Is there another option? Anyone who can fix this? Pointers appreciated.
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Dukesters - a bit of help required.

My friend owns the 200 and on one of his long rides - he had a near mishap. Dropped the bike into a deep pothole at high speed and now there are 2 "dents" in the alloy wheels - both front and rear. There is no loss of air pressure and handling seems fine too. However, he wants to fix this up. What is the best way to do it? Insurance and replace or get it fixed at some mechanic. Looks like the ASC are asking to go the insurance way. Obvious as to why they would say that.

Is there another option? Anyone who can fix this? Pointers appreciated.
Replacement is the best option. Bent/dented alloy wheels are hard to fix and require specialized equipment.

Some welders will claim to heat it up and beat the dent into place, but that can cause brittleness and lead to a bigger failure.

If its not leaking air (Ensure this by dunking the wheel in water) Then he can just get it balanced and run it.
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