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Old 15th October 2017, 19:58   #121
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Default Re: Ownership Review - 2017 KTM 390 Duke

I have some observations regarding the 2017 duke 390 after riding it for 10.5k+ KMS in roughly 6 months' time. I use it for commute as well as touring. Some of the observation are:

1. Chain will start sounding weird if not cleaned and lubed for over 900 KMS. So I have made it a habit to clean it every 3-4 weeks.

2. Apart from the infamous console, the bike has given me only one mechanical problem: The rear suspension started squealing even while getting the bike off the side stand. It turned out to be a faulty part and was replaced under warranty.

3. I have traveled solo to Jodhpur from Bangalore and back (approx 4000 km). The only maintenance was cleaning and lubing the chain.

4. The pillion seat has come a long way when compared to the older version but still there is some discomfort. To overcome this, I have purchased ride on air seat which has ensured zero complaints by my pillion rider. Win-win situation as far as fun and comfort is concerned.

I have christened it 'Dukus Prime'. I was an RE guy until I got sold on to this bike and Dukus Prime has never let me down on the highway or in the city till date.

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Guys ,

I have booked a 390. Delivery on Monday. Is there anything specific that I should check as PDI ?
Anything to look out for during Run-in period or precautions ?
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I am too facing a vibey sound at around 4k rpm. It feels like it is from the radiator shroud or the LED headlight console. I have not yet gotten around to diagnosing it.
Apparently it's a mounting on the headlight that just sits flush with a metal part. The service centre took a look at it and offered to replace my headlight under warranty. They don't have stock so will go next week.
They diagnosed it by putting a ear on the heat sink and revving, I heard something too. But let's see if it fixes that rattle for good.
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Guys ,

I have booked a 390. Delivery on Monday. Is there anything specific that I should check as PDI ?
Anything to look out for during Run-in period or precautions ?
PDI should be same as any other bike. I don't think there should be anything specific for this bike.

As for run-in, just keep the rpm below 7k for the first 1k kms. Short bursts with the engine warmed up is allowed.

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Apparently it's a mounting on the headlight that just sits flush with a metal part. The service centre took a look at it and offered to replace my headlight under warranty. They don't have stock so will go next week.
They diagnosed it by putting a ear on the heat sink and revving, I heard something too. But let's see if it fixes that rattle for good.
Please let us know if that solves the problem. I somehow doubt the headlight is causing the vibes - at least on my bike!
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