Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Motorbikes


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 7th November 2013, 11:03   #1096
BHPian
 
junaid12345678's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 206
Thanked: 80 Times
Default re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

Yes, there will always be a slight rubbing as the disc brakes are self adjusting. As the pads begins to wear the pistons press the pads against the rotor and the process continues. This will cause the pads to slightly rub the rotor all the time.
junaid12345678 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2013, 11:12   #1097
Senior - BHPian
 
man_of_steel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: BLR/TVM
Posts: 1,149
Thanked: 972 Times
Default re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by junaid12345678 View Post
but here the rotor got too hot for a short ride of just 10km.
Quite normal if it is a city ride, I would say. My TBTS used to have a super hot disc rotor even with a 4 kms of my 'spirited' riding. Its just normal. Heat dissipation is one of the functions of a brake rotor.

Last edited by man_of_steel : 7th November 2013 at 11:20.
man_of_steel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2013, 12:03   #1098
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: electricity
Posts: 2,291
Thanked: 1,363 Times
Default re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

Quote:
Even a slight rubbing is acceptable, but here the rotor got too hot for a short ride of just 10km
Yes, getting hot does not help a disc brake. Get it checked as soon as possible.

For those who are looking for a windscreen here is the update:-

This follows everything in this thread http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/do-yours...nd-shield.html

Differences are:-

- Using the black portion a little more than the thread to increase the height
- Simpler installation with minimal effort with two bolts, hack saw blade and a drill.

Pros:-

I am 6'1' and ride stand up right position. Post the windsheild the wind blast is aright at the forehead level. Completely over neck and actually very comfortable in city where the face is pretty dry even on a hot day

Installation is an hour or two as it needs some patience.

Cons:- The current set up does vibrate but does not look like breaking of. Stationary vibration is slightly high

Next steps:- Add a support from the handle bar to control vibration. Looking at different options including the support structure re-use of avenger windscreen or eliminatior windscreen. But to be tried out over the weekend.

Here are couple of pictures.
Attached Thumbnails
The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread-2.jpg  

The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread-3.jpg  

Attached Images
 
VW2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2013, 12:12   #1099
BHPian
 
sridhu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 624
Thanked: 699 Times
Default re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

Dude, sorry and all that, but that looks UGLY!

Hopefully, v2 will come out a bit more refined
sridhu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2013, 12:30   #1100
BHPian
 
Added_flavor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 584
Thanked: 688 Times
Default re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by VW2010 View Post

For those who are looking for a windscreen here is the update:-
Is that the plastic cover or has the windscreen got so many scratches!

Also, have you bolted the existing small visor also?
Added_flavor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2013, 12:34   #1101
Senior - BHPian
 
man_of_steel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: BLR/TVM
Posts: 1,149
Thanked: 972 Times
Default re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by VW2010 View Post
Here are couple of pictures.
Good job VW2010. I will give thumps up to this mod as long as it is a cost effective and functional mod.

BTW. Are you planning to keep your bike plain white? Looks sooo dull compared to the character of the bike. Please do a decal job soon.
man_of_steel is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2013, 13:18   #1102
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: electricity
Posts: 2,291
Thanked: 1,363 Times
Default re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

Its just in the initial phase. Have not removed the cover till i finalize the position to avoid scratches during installation.

The total cost is 365 rs. After seeing my bike if someone is saying i am doing it for looks, i would smile. Functionally its perfect for me. I get the air i want for my face and @100kmph there is very minimal disturbance because of wind.

I have bolted the new visor on the small visor which means the small visor with its existing screws hold the new visor and as an add on i have bolted them as well with two simple bolt/nut.

Looks may not be a hit for many, but for me between 9k and getting slightly better looks and 365 sacrificing on looks, i picked the latter and the time spent on the project is exactly why i like bikes.


I will mostly keep it bland and white where i am unable to be convinced on decals. Max i would want to do is paint some orange to keep the contrast but hardly i could care.

For those who like to get theirs hands dirty but keep the cost simple you can try this while there are MRA windscreens that is straight fit that you use for 8+K

Last edited by VW2010 : 7th November 2013 at 13:19.
VW2010 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2013, 13:34   #1103
Senior - BHPian
 
ebonho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 3,942
Thanked: 3,170 Times
Default re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

Those trying various windscreen mods, can you please keep us updated as to whether it affects your top speed or how long it takes to get there (if at all you do) in terms of a before and after comparison?

Throttleking here on Team BHP just told me about a friend of his from Nagpur who managed a truly mind numbing top whack with his brand new 390 on a Mumbai - Nagpur run. Highest I have heard so far ..... by some margin. I know the rider (Bulleteer) and I am pretty confident he's not BS'ing ....
ebonho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2013, 14:47   #1104
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: electricity
Posts: 2,291
Thanked: 1,363 Times
Default re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

@Ebonho,

I will do a quick comparison. Overall me reaching 100 is far easier and i am seeing 100 without racing in my 4th gear which i used to see in 5th. I have not changed the way i ride, but the amount of wind hitting my jacket and pushing me back is way lower now.

All the wind is directed into my visor which i am relishing because of the heat and the much needed wind.
VW2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2013, 23:22   #1105
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3
Thanked: 2 Times
Default re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

Hi! This is my first post... I have booked a 390 a day after Diwali from Kanjurmarg showroom. The booking amount was only 5K because of Diwali. Any idea what are the waiting periods like these days? The showroom guy said I should expect delivery by around mid December. I was thinking why not wait a few more days and get 2014 tag on the bike. But then again KTM might hike the price from January if I am out of luck. I'm a little confused-What are your thoughts on this?
sanmeet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2013, 01:55   #1106
BHPian
 
junaid12345678's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 206
Thanked: 80 Times
Default re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

I checked the rear brake play and found it to be absolutely normal. The problem is only with the rear rotor but the front rotor is super cool even after long rides. Will the situation improve as the pads wears out? Guess its time to head towards SVC.
junaid12345678 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2013, 09:31   #1107
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 51
Thanked: 11 Times
Default re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

Regarding the windscreen for the Bangalore folks, just wanted to check did anyone try out the shops at JC road. Might be a good idea in terms of desi jugaad viable in the long run.
Jaycee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2013, 10:37   #1108
j76
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 53
Thanked: 17 Times
Default re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by sanmeet View Post
Hi! This is my first post... I have booked a 390 a day after Diwali from Kanjurmarg showroom. The booking amount was only 5K because of Diwali. Any idea what are the waiting periods like these days? The showroom guy said I should expect delivery by around mid December. I was thinking why not wait a few more days and get 2014 tag on the bike. But then again KTM might hike the price from January if I am out of luck. I'm a little confused-What are your thoughts on this?
I booked mine from the Kanjurmarg showroom on Aug 15th for the same booking amount, my bike got here last week and I should be getting delivery soon after it comes back from registration. Delivery times are shorter now since Bajaj seem to have sorted out their factory issues. Heard nothing about a price hike yet, a few rumours floating around though.
j76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2013, 11:33   #1109
Senior - BHPian
 
man_of_steel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: BLR/TVM
Posts: 1,149
Thanked: 972 Times
Default re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by junaid12345678 View Post
I checked the rear brake play and found it to be absolutely normal. The problem is only with the rear rotor but the front rotor is super cool even after long rides. Will the situation improve as the pads wears out? Guess its time to head towards SVC.
Reason being the rear rotor will not get enough airflow around it to cool it, which is not the case with front rotor.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaycee View Post
Regarding the windscreen for the Bangalore folks, just wanted to check did anyone try out the shops at JC road. Might be a good idea in terms of desi jugaad viable in the long run.
Please be very careful if you are buying costly stuffs from JC road. The place is flooded with duplicates. But its a very good place for cheap alternatives!
man_of_steel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2013, 11:52   #1110
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 193
Thanked: 122 Times
Default re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread

Saw a 390 in the flesh on the road for the first time today (I've been too lazy about going to a showroom and taking a test-ride). Was pleasantly surprised to see that the orange wheels are not so bad looking in real life, especially when they are a bit dirty (orange lovers please don't jump all over me, it's just a personal opinion!). Also, the exhaust note sounded much better than I expected.

Last edited by FlyingSpur : 8th November 2013 at 12:20. Reason: No mentions of top speeds. Rules are clear about this. Retained the remaining post.
am1m is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KTM Duke 390 - Accessories Thread sridhu Motorbikes 106 18th May 2016 17:15
Duke of Ram - My Orange Flame, KTM Duke 390. EDIT : Sold! hillram Motorbikes 65 13th May 2016 07:21
India made KTM Duke 390 & RC 390 to be sold in the USA Tushar Motorbikes 1 7th January 2015 13:59
My Flamberge (KTM Duke 390) Ownership report - A middle aged man's perspective sridhu Motorbikes 165 1st April 2014 07:46
KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg djay99 Motorbikes 620 25th June 2013 12:45


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:32.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks