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Old 3rd December 2023, 01:42   #91
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Re: 2024 KTM Duke 390 Review

Forget modding the stock lights. Get a pair of AUX Maddogs or HJGs mounted for peace of mind and you're set. Good luck.

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It felt rougher compared to the gen 2 Duke.
And that's a GOOD thing, for those like us who are drawn to and buy KTMs expecting raw vibey manic machines, and do not want a smoothed Japped out bike in its guise.

This is honestly the best feedback I have heard to date about Gen 3, after noting it had shed some of the Gen 2 flab.

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Forget modding the stock lights. Get a pair of AUX Maddogs or HJGs mounted for peace of mind and you're set. Good luck.

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Thanks.

Just got to know from the service center that the LED's in the 390 are fixed (non-replaceable-I upgraded from a D200, so didn't know)

So yes, will have to look for Aux lights. Issue with the new Duke is that there are no easy mounting points. Best bet seems mount the lights somewhere on the Fork using something like these fork clamps from Maddog.

Will explore this option.
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Just got to know from the service center that the LED's in the 390 are fixed (non-replaceable-I upgraded from a D200, so didn't know)
What exactly are fixed non replaceable leds?
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What exactly are fixed non replaceable leds?
What was told to me is that the LEDs are moulded into the headlight assembly and are not removable / replaceable with other LED lights.
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Forget modding the stock lights. Get a pair of AUX Maddogs or HJGs mounted for peace of mind and you're set. Good luck.
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So yes, will have to look for Aux lights. Issue with the new Duke is that there are no easy mounting points. Best bet seems mount the lights somewhere on the Fork using something like these from Maddog.
I like my Maddog Scout X quite a bit and thought of trying it out on my duke 390. The installation was pretty simple and quite clean looking at the end. It was too late in the night to explore the fork mounts so tried some leg guard mounts (donít know the brand but looks and feel sturdy) lying around with the installer and went with the one that seemed okay. This was a temporary place for the auxiliary lights but i am quite happy with it so sticking with it for now. The tank extensions do hamper the visibility a bit but itís a huge leap in illumination as compared to stock.


PS: pardon the dirty looking auxiliary lights, just came off a long ride. Will try to share the illumination spread with this setup soon
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Re: 2024 KTM Duke 390 Review

What's the redline on the new d390 vs the old one? I like bikes that are revhappy honestly. Was always a fan of the 2008 yzf-r6 which could rev to a crazy 17500rpm.
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What was told to me is that the LEDs are moulded into the headlight assembly and are not removable / replaceable with other LED lights.
Essentially the LEDS along with their heat sinks are injection molded into the headlight assembly with an insert molding procedure, and the wires are connected to the controller PCB and potted in with epoxy to ensure that they're insulated against heat, dust and vibration. A friend at UnoMinda who did a bit of design for this and a few other similar bikes said it was actually more expensive than a normal LED mounting, but it worked a lot better.
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Re: 2024 KTM Duke 390 Review

How does the replacement work in case a led section conks out? Is the entire unit changed?
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How does the replacement work in case a led section conks out? Is the entire unit changed?
I asked this to the service technician and he confirmed that the entire unit has to be replaced.
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How does the replacement work in case a led section conks out? Is the entire unit changed?
Yes, I suspect it would be. The whole assembly will probably have to be changed, but then again, the chances of failure should be massively reduced because of the improvements in mounting and the assembly. On the bright side, it should cost less and be easier to do, and the headlight failure will probably occur in case of a bad crash.
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Re: 2024 KTM Duke 390 Review

Came across this reel of this guy adjusting the focus & intensity of headlights just by adjusting the allen key on top of the headlight unit. Can someone confirm is this true or just another clickbait.

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Came across this reel of this guy adjusting the focus & intensity of headlights just by adjusting the allen key on top of the headlight unit.
Making the cut-off lower will increase the perceived intensity at the cost of focusing distance. Its not actually the LED lumens only the perceived brightness as the same lumens is focused on a smaller area leading to an increased lux.
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Making the cut-off lower will increase the perceived intensity at the cost of focusing distance. Its not actually the LED lumens only the perceived brightness as the same lumens is focused on a smaller area leading to an increased lux.
Oh! this is the first time I am seeing a bike has adjustment like this as this will help in getting the perfect headlight throw/luminence from the stock unit.
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Can someone confirm is this true or just another clickbait.
Can confirm this from owners manual
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