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Old 15th June 2015, 15:39   #166
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I checked with them if we can get Ralson or Ceat but they said they are not aware of either of them to be a correct fit on a Duke and have said they have never fixed one :(
Also, no tubeless design available in Sirac street.

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For Ralson/Ralco you can go on to their website and check out the contact details for their Bangalore office and speak to someone. That's what I did (for Pune).
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For Ralson/Ralco you can go on to their website and check out the contact details for their Bangalore office and speak to someone. That's what I did (for Pune).
I checked that already - they have listed only one branch for entire Karnataka, and that is at Hubli. Also, I did drop an e-mail to them last week, but yet to hear back. Will do some more search in the JC road area, may be next week.

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I checked that already - they have listed only one branch for entire Karnataka, and that is at Hubli. Also, I did drop an e-mail to them last week, but yet to hear back. Will do some more search in the JC road area, may be next week.

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While I was there, casually enquired about options for Duke 200 - they have Michelin Pilot Street radial in stock and recommended them - total cost 10K for both front and rear

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You might be referring to the Langford town branch of Madhus.

The JC Road one deals with the majority of the 2/3W sales. Do visit this and check out with Mr. Manju. This is 2 shop before the signal on the left hand side of the Siddiah road and is hid by a tree. Keep an eye out or you might miss it.
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You might be referring to the Langford town branch of Madhus.

The JC Road one deals with the majority of the 2/3W sales. Do visit this and check out with Mr. Manju. This is 2 shop before the signal on the left hand side of the Siddiah road and is hid by a tree. Keep an eye out or you might miss it.
Yes - I was talking about the Langford road one. Will check with the JC Road, thank you for the pointer

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The day: I don't remember.
The Time: Around 9.45 PM.
The Place: Office Parking lot.
The Incident: Flat Tyre.

After wrapping up a hectic day's work, I reached parking lot at around 9.45 PM to start my journey back to home base - was doing the usual pre-ride check and it was then I noticed that the pressure on rear tyre was low. Did a visual inspection and found the culprit - a deeply embedded nail. After assessing the situation, I realized that the air leak is very small and I will be better off riding the bike in limp mode than removing the nail and getting started at Whitefield at an unholy hour.

Rode the bike 25 km with about 3/4th of the original pressure (seat of the pant feel) and as suspected, not even a single tyre repair shop was open at that time. Contrary to usual rides, had more than enough time for some contemplation while riding and decided that I need to carry a tyre inflator as an insurance. After reaching home I did spent some time at Amazon and came up with two choices - Slime 40001 or ResQtech Micro. I was initially skeptical about ResQtech because it is a lesser known brand (at-least, to me) but more research and a quick chat session with BHPian Man of Steel (who owns one) put my mind on ease and I ordered one promptly (A few days after this, I saw the update by Sojo where he have also picked up the same inflator).

After 5 days of placing the order, I got this pack at hand.
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I knew this is compact, but never thought it will be so compact.
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The inflator came with a properly filled warranty card and invoice.
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The connectors and additional nozzles which came with the pack.
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Yes, it is that compact.
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The connector, connected to Duke's battery and safely tucked in for future emergencies.
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The only other piece of tool kit I could manage to store under the non existent storage space under the rear seat.
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Anoop, from what I've heard, these units are pretty delicate and susceptible to being bashed around. Especially the pillion seat of a high strung Duke.
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The connector, connected to Duke's battery and safely tucked in for future emergencies.
That is a really, really neat product! Worth the buy. I have always been worried about flat tyres at night times.

Did you test it? Also, I guess the engine needs to be running when using the inflator?
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Anoop, from what I've heard, these units are pretty delicate and susceptible to being bashed around. Especially the pillion seat of a high strung Duke.
Doc, the inflator is not connected to the bike - I keep it in my backpack. What I have connected is the battery connector which I can plug in to the inflator when required.

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That is a really, really neat product! Worth the buy. I have always been worried about flat tyres at night times.

Did you test it? Also, I guess the engine needs to be running when using the inflator?
Yeah Naveen - a neat, compact product. Yes, I did test it but only topping up (did not try to inflate a full flat tyre). Yes, the engine needs to be running when using the inflator.

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Today while riding to office, I was negotiating a traffic block and while squeezing through a gap at about 10-15 kmph, my gear lever graced a jutting stone and voila - the gear lever broke off cleanly.
Bad luck or bad quality - I am not sure what to think about this.
But I know one thing - I have had more stronger hits during many trail rides on my other bikes and none of them have a broken gear or break lever till now.

Had to ride the bike like this for about 5-6 km in peak traffic and have to ride it back to SVC, and boy, it is not fun.

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Did you test it? Also, I guess the engine needs to be running when using the inflator?
The inflator will work with the provided connector even if the ignition is off. The connector is just a direct wire(s) to positive and negative terminals. However, it's always advisable to keep the engine running to avoid battery drain.
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Did you test it? Also, I guess the engine needs to be running when using the inflator?
The thing fills up really quick, relatively. I did 17 to 33 psi in around a minute or so. It heats up if you are running it for too long though. It can run without the engine running but it might drain the battery if it is being done for too long.

The only issue I face is while taking the nozzle off, unless you are quick, you will leak a considerable amount of air. This happens more on my Z where the room to play around is less due to the thickness and the large discs. The pressure gauge is pretty accurate too.

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Today while riding to office, I was negotiating a traffic block and while squeezing through a gap at about 10-15 kmph, my gear lever graced a jutting stone and voila - the gear lever broke off cleanly.
That is super scary to say the least ! Breaking of lever is suddenly becoming a phenomenon too common in the last few days in the Dukes. The heat doing things to its physical characteristics ? Also, if possible, find a forged lever and get them on. These are way too risky especially with the roads you like to traverse
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Got the gear leaver fixed from Marathalli KTM - it was a 10 minutes job.
Breakup:
Gear leaver : 348 INR
Labour Charges: 114 INR ( A bit high in my opinion - for what is essentially a 10 minutes DIY job)
Chain Adjustment and Lube : 144 - This in my opinion, is a rip off. They charge 68.40 for labour and 75.86 for the chain lube. Should never visit the ASS againf or adjusting the chain slack

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Got the gear leaver fixed from Marathalli KTM - it was a 10 minutes job.
Breakup:
Gear leaver : 348 INR
Labour Charges: 114 INR ( A bit high in my opinion - for what is essentially a 10 minutes DIY job)
Chain Adjustment and Lube : 144 - This in my opinion, is a rip off. They charge 68.40 for labour and 75.86 for the chain lube. Should never visit the ASS againf or adjusting the chain slack

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Anoop, no doubt that the labour charges are exorbitant.
In my experience, BSK KTM never charged me for chain adjustment. Rarely for lubing. Hardly used to come to Rs. 70, if billed.

Would advise you to scan your bill and escalate the matter.
This sinusoidal approach of KTM towards its customers intrigues me more than the truth of Area 51!
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hello folks,
Finally i got my bike delivered yesterday. Thanks to @theexperthand and @ebonho for your valuable advices. Thank you so much.
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