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Old 12th March 2016, 16:37   #5311
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has anyone tried speed 97 on Duke 390 and if yes what are the effects.
Works as advertised

On the serious side, bike runs slightly smoother. Don't waste money unless you're out on a highway jaunt. Regular fuel is good enough for the 390s.
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Old 12th March 2016, 17:26   #5312
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Works as advertised

On the serious side, bike runs slightly smoother. Don't waste money unless you're out on a highway jaunt. Regular fuel is good enough for the 390s.
While regular petrol is good enough, do try out Shell V-Power. The bike runs noticeably smooth with VPower.
I always fill with it.

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has anyone tried speed 97 on Duke 390 and if yes what are the effects.

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I've used Speed 97 for almost 3 weeks on Duke 390 and the major difference is the engine feels much smoother than on regular petrol.
Also not sure if others have observed this but I feel the performance at top end is slightly better. The other day I was able to cross 150kmph in 5th gear itself. The best I've done before that was about 145-146.
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Guys in case y'all interested to know the price of the pirelli and Metz in Pune. Prices are from the big Michelin dealer called tyre trax opposite Hyatt at viman nagar
My brother is in pune, and through him I booked Diablo rosso 2 rear tyre with the viman nagar dealer. They had confirmed that the tyre was available at the factory. After two days, they said, the tyre was not there in the factory and gave the advance back. No explanations.
Then after lots of research I finally went for Metzler itself. I got the tyre for Rs 9600/- including taxes. Michelin pilot street was offered at Rs 6300/-, which made the price difference of only Rs 2600/-.
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Here are my two cents on Speed 97.

1. I have got a mileage of 278 kms on a full tank on S97 as compared to the 220-240 kms you'll get on normal petrol. Also, I attained this mileage while riding ONLY on the expressway, hovering in the 80-95 kmph range with occasional rev toppers.

2. The engine felt butter smooth and motorcycle remained planted at high speeds. Precariously close to giving a car like feeling.

Top end stays same. Acceleration remains the same. Everything else is just "a state of your mind" as a famous politician-stand up comedian puts it.
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IMO, most of the S97 differences are behind the helmet than behind the crash bar!

I have used the Shell V-Power for the excellent reason that there is no queue in that line. Think the engine runs smoother but I tend to ride smoothly too. (What I am saying is that I am maturing like fine wine, rather than the bike running smoother because of the petrol).

My 0.02 paise. YMMV.
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Here are my two cents on Speed 97.

2. The engine felt butter smooth and motorcycle remained planted at high speeds. Precariously close to giving a car like feeling.
Exactly! You put it in words rather well. This is the best part of S97. Cruising at 80-100kmph is an absolute breeze. No vibrations, no roughness. Smooth as a car!
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Guys - need help please

Can anyone tell me what is the correct Hook spanner / C spanner size for the 390 to adjust rear suspension?

Any assistance in this regard would be much appreciated. Thanks Gents!
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Guys - need help please

Can anyone tell me what is the correct Hook spanner / C spanner size for the 390 to adjust rear suspension?

Any assistance in this regard would be much appreciated. Thanks Gents!
The manual says to use a Hook Wrench model T106S.

Available on ebay.
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Finally traded in the rc 390 for 2016 duke 390.Should say my spine is thanking me now after all the tortures it has been through while riding on the RC.Fitted a windscreen bought from royal motorcycles as this will be mainly used for touring purposes.I really cant judge the looks so need some opinion on it.Coming to the changes, i really feel the engine to be smoother than older dukes and rc even my friend commented the same.Disc thickness has been increased which can be easily made out while comparing with older dukes.Overall im happy in owning another bike from ktm stable.
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a windscreen bought from royal motorcycles as this will be mainly used for touring purposes.I really cant judge the looks so need some opinion on
Congratulations on the new babe. Have you ridden the bike with the new wind screen? How's buffeting? Chest area? Head? What speeds?

I have read only great things about the mra wind screen for the dukes. It's on my stage one farkle list.
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Congratulations on the new babe. Have you ridden the bike with the new wind screen? How's buffeting? Chest area? Head? What speeds?

I have read only great things about the mra wind screen for the dukes. It's on my stage one farkle list.
Sir it is not the original mra windscreen, rather a replica costing around 3500 rs.I rode around 10 kms after the install, wind seems to be directed towards the helmet more than the chest area at around 90 kmph, a good helmet should make things easier i think. My height is more than 6 feet and maybe that is why the wind hitting the helmet is more.For the price paid i think its worth the penny but need to pile up more kilometres before i can fully judge the effectiveness.
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Sir it is not the original mra windscreen, rather a replica costing around 3500 rs.I rode around 10 kms after the install, wind seems to be directed towards the helmet more than the chest area at around 90 kmph, a good helmet should make things easier i think. My height is more than 6 feet and maybe that is why the wind hitting the helmet is more.For the price paid i think its worth the penny but need to pile up more kilometres before i can fully judge the effectiveness.
I think I had the same one. The replica fits directly in the place of the normal windshield. The MRA has additional bars for support.

I ended up removing the windshield as it was not very effective (I am also 6 feet) and it had started rattling a bit.
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Nitninja

Can you share the feedback between RC and the 390. I had an 390, but want to pick an RC

There is nothing as comfortable to take the twisties like an RC
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The manual says to use a Hook Wrench model T106S.

Available on ebay.
Thanks bud! This did come up in the search I did but was looking for something thats locally available

Take this site for example - http://www.tolexo.com/catalogsearch/...q=hook+spanner

They have spanners in multiple sizes but I dont know which one to order

I scoured the length and breadth of Karol Bagh last weekend but no luck (you had to see the faces of gutkha chewing uncles when I asked them if they had a Hook spanner. With the disgust on their collective faces, one might think I asked them for a packet of their precious gutkha khaini)

Anyhow, Hoping to head down to the KTM workshop this weekend. Apparently, there's a brand spanking new one in Dwarka. I ll plead with them to sell me an RC 390 toolkit. Stragely enough, the RC kit comes with one and the Duke's doesnt


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