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Old 19th October 2013, 11:03   #916
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Hi Bazinga. I read your post very late last night. As it is was I eagerly waiting for my ride but your post just made me over eager / borderline anxious. I had enquired at KTM about a month or more back & was told my no. had come down to 48 after a few deliveries & cancellations. I decided to call KTM today & check on the status but I knew I would not be able to do so due to extreme workload. But I got a call from KTM around 6:30 pm instead. The moment I saw 'Bajaj Probiking' flash on my screen my joy knew no bounds The lady said the bikes have come & will be delivered in the coming week once all formalities have been completed. The KTM store is all of 5 minutes from my office. I expressed my inability to visit them with the Documents due to work but the good lady offered to send an executive to collect the documents. I shall definitely try to visit them personally tomorrow & see the bike in flesh. 29 bikes have been delivered by them till now. Time to call my Bank & get a loan against FD as suggested by GTO. The last 3 months passed easily. Now these 5-6 days are gonna be terrible.
Me got a call yesterday as well around the same time. Am going to submit the documentation today and make the balance payment
Looks like my waiting days are done, as u said last few days would be painful. Will keep u guys updated ...
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Old 19th October 2013, 16:35   #917
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Guys need help ASAP.... me made the balance payment today and I got to select a bike.
what exactly am I supposed to check??

I checked the total KMs run is 5. which is good.
There are no external scratches etc on the bike, its super clean and neat.
The accessories are already there i.e. Front additional mudguard, saree guard, tyre hugger etc...

Checked the VIN number, Looks okay, but does it tell u about the month of manufacture as well?? the VIN reading chart shows the year, is there any way to check the month of manufacture?

Let me know what else I can check? what should PDI cover?
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Usual PDI bazinga. I didn't even check the vin or engine number. The book let is evident enough they have a checklist for there is a sticker in the book let that clearly marks bike...engine...vin mapped to buyer name
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Old 19th October 2013, 19:35   #919
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Guys need help ASAP.... me made the balance payment today and I got to select a bike.
what exactly am I supposed to check??

I checked the total KMs run is 5. which is good.
There are no external scratches etc on the bike, its super clean and neat.
The accessories are already there i.e. Front additional mudguard, saree guard, tyre hugger etc...

Checked the VIN number, Looks okay, but does it tell u about the month of manufacture as well?? the VIN reading chart shows the year, is there any way to check the month of manufacture?

Let me know what else I can check? what should PDI cover?
Wow, you are giving me a complex. I paid the balance amount early last week and didnt even ask any questions :(

Hope we all get the bikes soon and go out on a ride together
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Old 19th October 2013, 20:09   #920
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Wow, you are giving me a complex. I paid the balance amount early last week and didnt even ask any questions :(

Hope we all get the bikes soon and go out on a ride together
Sure thing...
Dukes of Pune meet...

Me needs to quickly sort out the riding gear... any good shops on Pune for Riding gloves / handle grip or helmet?

Where did you buy your gear from?
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Sure thing...
Dukes of Pune meet...

Me needs to quickly sort out the riding gear... any good shops on Pune for Riding gloves / handle grip or helmet?

Where did you buy your gear from?
I bought all my gear from Planet DSG on M.G Road. They have a good collection for you to try.
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Let me know what else I can check? what should PDI cover?
Hi

I had created this list. A bit involved but think it covers it all!
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Old 19th October 2013, 22:27   #923
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I had created this list. A bit involved but think it covers it all!
Just went thru the list... Thanks a lot for listing everything down... Will keep this in mid while taking the delivery of my bike.
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Received today . Need time to digest .

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Which showroom have you booked from? the Vashi showroom has delivered many bikes. They also claim that they can deliver new bookings faster.
I have booked from the KTM showroom in Phoenix mills. Just went there today they said they have got 30 bikes till now & the rest will come hopefully by month end. Fingers crossed...
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Finally Went ahead and canceled the booking of duke 390 yesterday. I needed the bike in the last 4 months and KTM were not able to deliver in-spite of booking on the opening day. Even if I get the bike now, I may not be in a position to use it regularly. Now I will wait for KTM with longer range and a better rear seat.
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I have the bike from a week now. Here are impressions, i will put down stuff which has not been discussed yet.
  • Average / Below average braking with a 80kgs pillion from high speeds. The bike doesn't stop where you want to stop. So be careful with this guys. However brakes are decent when riding alone.
  • Check the tyre pressure. My bike came with 30 PSI in the front and 35 at the rear from the showroom. Bike felt unstable and wavy at 150-160. The recommended pressure is 25 front and 29 rear. Got the pressure corrected and now it feels more stable.

Will add more when i notice something.
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Finally Went ahead and canceled the booking of duke 390 yesterday. I needed the bike in the last 4 months and KTM were not able to deliver in-spite of booking on the opening day. Even if I get the bike now, I may not be in a position to use it regularly. Now I will wait for KTM with longer range and a better rear seat.
They just might release the adventure version of 390. At a little premium though.
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Old 20th October 2013, 17:00   #929
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They just might release the adventure version of 390. At a little premium though.
Even I have my eyes on that. Hope it comes out early and is a VFM proposition like the 390.
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Had a Nice Ride to Pondy today.
Chennai Climate made me to do this sudden plan.
Took 4.5 hrs and 72 Kmph average Speed and returned 27 Kmpl. All data from Speedo Console. Just tested the Top speed. I achieved only 143 Kmph as my SOL Dual sport helmet spoiled the game. I felt dangerous air drag after 120 Kmph. I limited my self at 100-110 Kmph.
As everyone said, Metzler Tyres are good in Wet Roads.
Brakes are too good and I need to check the Chain as I heard a lot of chain noise at uneven roads as it might be lose.
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