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Old 25th May 2013, 17:33   #736
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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.
Ask your friend to replace the rims right away. Any sort of repair would not guarantee to bring back the rims to its original perfection. This may also lead to trouble later on and at high speeds the bike may start to vibrate.
If he is cash strapped for now, ask him to visit A1 car care center near Mallige hospital, Lalbagh and get the rims inspected. Buzz on the forum is with good comments on this particular repair shop and I have seen all types of cars line up here. Chances are that he may repair the motorcycle rims too.
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Replacement is the best option.
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Ask your friend to replace the rims right away. Any sort of repair would not guarantee to bring back the rims to its original perfection. This may also lead to trouble later on and at high speeds the bike may start to vibrate.
If he is cash strapped for now, ask him to visit A1 car care center near Mallige hospital, Lalbagh and get the rims inspected. Buzz on the forum is with good comments on this particular repair shop and I have seen all types of cars line up here. Chances are that he may repair the motorcycle rims too.
Thanks for the updates guys. Will pass on the information to my friend. Also, thanks for the address near Lalbagh. Will ask him to check that out though not sure if they will do it for bikes.
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Hi!

Fantastic thread here Ebonho

I was wondering if you could shed some light on the tyre grip in the wet. Thanks in advance!
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Hi!

Fantastic thread here Ebonho

I was wondering if you could shed some light on the tyre grip in the wet. Thanks in advance!
Before these tyres, the best I had ridden on were Zapper Q's. These are much better than those - in the dry as well as wet.
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Hi guys,

Anyone seen or knows of any good sump guard bash plate options for the Duke?

I want to fit one and get rid of the beak once and for all.

More than just the protection, its the better approach angles and increased ground clearance that are part of the equation really.

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Hi guys,

Anyone seen or knows of any good sump guard bash plate options for the Duke?

I want to fit one and get rid of the beak once and for all.

More than just the protection, its the better approach angles and increased ground clearance that are part of the equation really.
Doc, IIRC wolfy has a custom made bash plate on his duke.
Few pics of it can be found in his travel log.
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Hey Sam!
Yes I do!
Doc, Why do you need one? planning something mental eh?
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Hey Sam!
Yes I do!
Doc, Why do you need one? planning something mental eh?
LOL naah nothing mental man. Am just bored of that beak and everytime I wash the bike I discover some new shards of freshly scraped fiber hanging loose from the edges. So am thinking of taking it off and putting on a sump guard.

What I am thinkng of is a thick steel tube cage type construction around the engine casing, with a perforated plate welded in between to protect the front and underbody.
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One of the fork legs on my year and 5000km old Duke has sprung a leak.

Need to get the oil seal replaced - is it a good idea to get both seals and oil replaced together? The technician says one seal (and oil) replacement would suffice.

Any idea if Bajaj has improved the quality of the fork oil seals, given the rather high number of complaints?

Thanks!
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What I am thinkng of is a thick steel tube cage type construction around the engine casing, with a perforated plate welded in between to protect the front and underbody.
Doc I have the same thing you are speaking about.
No rocket science. Go to your friendly/un friendly neighbourhood fabricator. Show him the mounting points and he will design one for you. No sweat. Check out the skid plate on the link Sam has shared.
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Doc I have the same thing you are speaking about.
No rocket science. Go to your friendly/un friendly neighbourhood fabricator. Show him the mounting points and he will design one for you. No sweat. Check out the skid plate on the link Sam has shared.
I have seen yours bro. I meant something like this:

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I have seen yours bro. I meant something like this:
Doc, The first pic looks fab. Find out who makes it and buy it off the shelf no? Looks like a good after market manufactured part. I think these are the similar lines that are there as an after market part on the 690.
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Doc, The first pic looks fab. Find out who makes it and buy it off the shelf no? Looks like a good after market manufactured part. I think these are the similar lines that are there as an after market part on the 690.
I was thinking something more along the lines of the second photo, extending the pipe guard to cover the entire round part of the clutch/gearbox casings on either side, with maybe some cross support from the lower engine brace/mount bolts in front (the ones on that silver colored T shaped thingy on each side).
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I was thinking something more along the lines of the second photo, extending the pipe guard to cover the entire round part of the clutch/gearbox casings on either side, with maybe some cross support from the lower engine brace/mount bolts in front (the ones on that silver colored T shaped thingy on each side).
Hi @ebonho I thought I would bump up your old thread on the Duke 200, so that people will have something to read while waiting for your much-anticipated comparison between the D200 and D390!
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LOL thanks @Rollin' Thunda - this thread is soon going to become an archive, as the new 390s start rolling in.

Its good times for Indian biking. 2 fantastic launches in less than 2 years, bringing back some of the manic 80s and 90s from the 2-stroke era, but with today's technology.

And the cherry on the cake - They are the only bikes where the entire world is looking enviously in our direction as we get them for relative peanuts.
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