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Installed Duke 250's tank panels on my 390 Duke: My cosmetic dream spec

I was never really a fan of my bike's colour. I tried to achieve this look previously with a wrap but failed miserably in doing so.

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This was a long-pending cosmetic update. I always loved the way the BS3 390 Duke looked, especially without stickers. I was never really a fan of my bike's colour. I tried to achieve this look previously with a wrap but failed miserably in doing so.

Then, I decided to buy used tank panels and paint them gloss black, but was pretty unsure of how long the paint would last. After ruling this out, I decided to install the matte black tank panels that the final version of the 2nd gen bike used to come with. I went to a showroom to check out how this colour looked in person, but to my dismay, these 390 Dukes were out of stock everywhere and would take a minimum of 10 days to arrive after booking one(little did I know that the new-gen launch was just around the corner). After I was told about this, I was leaving the showroom but then a 250 Duke in ebony black caught my eye. It had the exact gloss-black finished panels that I wanted. Upon asking the service personnel about the 250's panels being compatible with the 390, he replied saying that all tank panels are compatible with all models. I was overjoyed. I checked for stock at my nearest SVC and found them to be in stock in a different SVC. The very next day I went and bought the panels home. I messed up on removing the 250 stickers, there still is some residue left even after a week of removing the stickers. I will get rid of it with some type of machine wash shortly, as suggested by the place I go to regularly to get Citrus washed. Today, I even got the black handguards installed, and Citrus looks terrific now. I must say I am in my dream spec era now, at least cosmetically. Say what you will but I love the way Citrus looks now.

There is one small pending work that I have to do; my bike came with a screen protector installed on the TFT screen when I bought it. It has been well past two years since it was installed and now it is causing distortions of the screen. I ordered a new screen protector. It arrived today, and I will be installing it whenever I have some time to spare as installing a screen protector perfectly without bubbles is no joke.

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