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Old 13th February 2014, 11:33   #1981
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Nasirkaka, a noobish question. How can we calculate the angles for bending the MS sheet?
I first took a card paper (slightly stiffer one), cut a few strips of it, and used it as a guide to get the holes position and angle. The final metal piece was NOT 100 percent perfect, had to bend and adjust them slightly to get all the 3 holes aligned. Overall, happy with the final result.
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Which visor is the best fit for touring on the 390? Fazer/CBR 250/R15 ?

Looking for pocket friendly options instead of going for the powerpart!
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AS per an ODI scoop, KTM RC390 will be launched around mid 2014, & will be followed by RC200 launch. This will coincide with global launch of these bikes.

More details here:

http://overdrive.in/news/exclusive-k...a-by-mid-2014/
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Which visor is the best fit for touring on the 390? Fazer/CBR 250/R15 ?

Looking for pocket friendly options instead of going for the powerpart!
Fazer suits well and for the purpose too.
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Anybody in Bangalore who does not want to use their tyre hugger & hence will be ok to give it to me?
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Anybody in Bangalore who does not want to use their tyre hugger & hence will be ok to give it to me?
Hey Sridhu,

I have my 200 rear hugger lying around, if it's fine by you then please collect it from me. PM me for my number.
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Which visor is the best fit for touring on the 390? Fazer/CBR 250/R15 ?

Looking for pocket friendly options instead of going for the powerpart!
I fitted a Fazer windscreen on my ride:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...uke-390-a.html (The freak is here - My Duke 390)

Cost : 250 bucks approx. Minor rattles. but looks good and is cheaper than 5% cost of any powerpart
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Old 14th February 2014, 14:28   #1988
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For those who may be interested. The original from the factory stickers - Complete set costs around 1200 and the front seat costs around 1600. This seat is same as 200 so if you search enough you can pick one from say pudupet in chennai for less than 400 rupees.

I love my 390 and i am going to miss it.

For the rattle, there is another source which we may have missed all these while. Check the engine guard/Sump gaurd or whatever you call that thing. That bummer was giving enough rattling noise that i decided to add some rubber from an old tube to eliminate the same. It is not the tank but the engine guard.
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Guys, go for the pizza box solution!

After installing my Givi, my wife & kids are quite relaxed on the pillion as they are not hanging on for dear life. The box provides a nice backrest & backstop.

Much more pleasurable riding two-up all around!
I thought the pillion space almost gets wiped out by installing Givi box.
Can you post a couple of pictures to get an idea how it is mounted ?
And how much did it cost ?
Also where did you get it from ?
Can I park my helmet in the box ?
Thanks in anticipation.
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I thought the pillion space almost gets wiped out by installing Givi box.
Can you post a couple of pictures to get an idea how it is mounted ?
And how much did it cost ?
Also where did you get it from ?
Can I park my helmet in the box ?
Thanks in anticipation.
This should answer all your queries. Link to Sridhu's post.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...ml#post3292718 (My Flamberge (KTM Duke 390) Ownership report - A middle aged man's perspective)
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Fellow KTM aficionados, i'm pleased to announce i just took delivery of a Midnight Black 390, the 2nd bike to be delivered in Hyderabad so far

Initial impressions:

In their brand new state, the Metzeler's are a bit tricky, but the monster grip should kick in with some riding
The bike is torquier than i expected, pulls cleanly from 30-35 kph in 4th
Boy it sure does heat up fast, felt it after a ride of 2km, should ease up once the bike is run in
Riding through moving traffic is effortless in a way i've never felt before, keeping revs below 5000 rpm i still find myself breezing through

One new feature on this bike is an engine oil health indicator on the engine casing, something the older bikes did not have. Apparently 10 the rear seat has been shortened by 10 mm as well.

The showroom manager recommended i ride below 70kph, sticking to the rev limit of 5500 rpm at all times. Also suggested i come in for the first service at 600 km instead of the usual 1000.

I've just ridden it for 20 km and have to get used to the power delivery, have a feeling i'm gonna love this one and soon.

If you experienced folks have any run in tips/suggestions ill be an eager listener

Bye for now, more later.

Cheers!!
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One new feature on this bike is an engine oil health indicator on the engine casing, something the older bikes did not have.
First of all, Congrats!! Can you throw more light on this please? If its not much of trouble a picture too.
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I love my 390 and i am going to miss it.
It happens with every person or thing that we love. But guess when you are back, there is another gorgeous beauty waiting for you. another love. Perhaps a 690 or a 990 or a 1190. so that you can fall allover in love again. till then,
Bon Voyage. be safe. take care.
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First of all, Congrats!! Can you throw more light on this please? If its not much of trouble a picture too.
Thanks man It's an idea carried over from the Pulsar i think, but it's helpful. If you take off the stand and hold the bike upright, it indicates the engine oil level and state of the oil as it's transparent. A pic should help, here it is. Those two curved hook like things correspond to the max and min level of engine oil.
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A few friends and I was riding to mullayanagiri today morning. It was a 4 member group with 2 D390s and 1 D200 and myself on my R15. And this happened -

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The duke 390 was pushed off-road onto the shoulder at about 50kmph on the way to chickmagalur about 18 km from Hassan . The shoulder was muddy with few stones . The front rim cracked( the crack was wide enough to stack 2 coins in it) and rear rim was bent at 2 point (will post the picture later). It was a really bad experience and all of us had to return back home( being students, 450 km worth fuel is a lot for us).

About 4000 ruppees was spent on transporting the bike back to bangalore on a luggage carrier -

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If it was duke 200 or R15, I am sure it would not have ended this way as I myself have been in this situation at much higher speed and even run over a speed breaker at about 100kmph ( due to my sheer negligence, regret it ) and not a thing has happened to my bike.

This occurred because of a combination of
1. Soft compound metzelers
2. Low profile tyres
3. Poor quality rims

D200 is less prone to rim cracking because of comparatively harder MRFs.

PS- these are my views. Senior member please pitch in and correct me if I am wrong.
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