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Old 21st October 2013, 07:26   #16
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Rear mud guard removed & replaced with an R&G tail tidy
Where did you get this. Been trying to get this. P{lease do share.
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Where did you get this. Been trying to get this. P{lease do share.
Saw this for about INR 9000 in the performance racing site, VW2010. Here

They have grips too!
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I have one question for those who remove their mudguards , how do you guys ride in city or in rains ? . Its a spray machine .
The formal clothes for office gets dirty without mudguard . Or you guys dont take it office?
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I just bought one yesterday. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any inside liner let alone a soft liner and neither is the cover of that high quality.
Thanks for the feedback. Now, thats a bit of a put off. Why not sell a good quality cover...
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I have one question for those who remove their mudguards , how do you guys ride in city or in rains ? . Its a spray machine . The formal clothes for office gets dirty without mudguard . Or you guys dont take it office?
Plan to reinstall only the tyre hugger during the rains. Don't mind it looking ugly for 4 months a year. And it's not a daily rider so not really a problem.
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Even with the tyre hugger the bike will throw so much on you, your rear seat and anything closely related to the rear.

So just get a proper rain dress over your formals and use it.
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My other bike is an FZ1 with a tail tidy and no tire hugger. I've been riding it thru the monsoons in and around Mumbai; yes there's a rooster tail when you ride, but the situation isn't so dire that you have a layer of filth coated all over your rear end and back.
If you're wearing formals and are sensible enough to be ATGATT you're covered anyway.
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I have one question for those who remove their mudguards , how do you guys ride in city or in rains ? . Its a spray machine .
The formal clothes for office gets dirty without mudguard . Or you guys dont take it office?
You would be surprised at the amount of muck that lands on the rear seat even with the hugger and mud guard installed.
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I have one question for those who remove their mudguards , how do you guys ride in city or in rains ? . Its a spray machine .
The formal clothes for office gets dirty without mudguard . Or you guys dont take it office?
From my limited experience, the tyre hugger does nothing to the spray either way - I found splatter on the pillion seat with it & the same amount without it.

And, it is not really a bike to take to office daily!
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And, it is not really a bike to take to office daily!
Hehe..not sure..i take it everyday to work. Its my daily commute bike and i just cover myself up if its a rainy day.

There is not a day without the 390. A great mix of city and out of city riding. And whatever space you get in city the bike is enjoyable. At slow speed the only issue is the heat
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Anybody know if replacing the stock air filter with a K&N air filter voids the warranty? I remember reading somewhere that it doesn't...

Also is it safe to change it before the 1st 1000 kms?
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Anybody know if replacing the stock air filter with a K&N air filter voids the warranty? I remember reading somewhere that it doesn't...

Also is it safe to change it before the 1st 1000 kms?
Do you really want to fix a K&N on a bike like the 390?
Apart from the inake roar, I really don't think it would make any difference. The way the engine revs and gearing is done, it is like it already has a free intake and exhaust, apart from the accompanying sounds.

Maybe later on, to keep the bike interesting(it will still be anyway), you can go for a Akropovic exhaust along with a remap and intake, which will make a difference.

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Anybody know if replacing the stock air filter with a K&N air filter voids the warranty? I remember reading somewhere that it doesn't...

Also is it safe to change it before the 1st 1000 kms?
You reminded me of this. Found on a group on Facebook.

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I have seen a bike with the engine removed in Mekhri circle KTM when I left the bike for first service a couple of days back and the registration number was next to mine. The SA said the owner tried to something differently which damaged the engine. They were expecting the parts by this weekend to put it back on road. The bike was put under wrap after the engine was dismantled from the chassis.
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You reminded me of this. Found on a group on Facebook.

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Thanks a bunch! Looks like the stock filter will be staying put on my 390 for a very long time. I distinctively remember one of the sales guys in the showroom telling me that replacing the stock filter with a K&N will give the bike an increase in pickup and power (and not void the warranty). I have an aftermarket filter on my Classic 350, and I remember he was admiring it and suggested I do the same with the 390 when it arrives!!!

On another note, this is procedure I'm following for the run in - can anybody comment on it?

1. I keep the RPM below 7500.
2. I occasionally take the bike upto 80 km/h and try to vary the speed.
3. Idle the engine before and after rides.
4. Accelerate and decelerate smoothly, never sudden bursts of speed.
5. Should I change the oil at 500 kms?
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