What Did You Do To Your Duke 390 Today? - Page 130 - KTM Duke 390 Forum
 957Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1291 of 1327 Old 01-11-2017, 11:10 AM
Senior Member
 
zippy49's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Inland SoCal
Posts: 509
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by retrochick View Post
I'm sure it's somewhere on this forum already - but where'd you get the gas tank cap?
Got it from our friends at MNNTBX. Not cheap, though.
retrochick likes this.

Lighter makes it righter!
zippy49 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #1292 of 1327 Old 01-11-2017, 10:04 PM
Senior Member
 
CDN Duke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posts: 349
Quote:
Originally Posted by zippy49 View Post
I got the new Renthals installed yesterday. Note the big difference in sweep. Wifey approves.
I'm sure most of it is camera angle, but the bars appear to be rotated back from vertical, further accentuating rearward sweep perhaps?

What is the handlebar clamp diameter? (searched, looks like 26.0mm)

Will PVC be strong enough long term? I presume it won't crush, so I guess so, but I don't recall seeing usage of non-metal shims for handlebar clamp, but I could be wrong.

2016 Duke 390
2001 Buell Blast
2005 Subaru Legacy BP 2.5i Wagon
Past Bikes - 1988 Yamaha YSR50, 1988 Yamaha FZ600, 1981 Honda XL500, 1983 Yamaha XT250, 1983 Honda NX250, 1983 Honda GB250 Clubman, 1993 Aprilia Climber 280, 1984 Yamaha SRX400

Last edited by CDN Duke; 01-11-2017 at 10:07 PM.
CDN Duke is online now  
post #1293 of 1327 Old 01-12-2017, 11:38 AM
Senior Member
 
zippy49's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Inland SoCal
Posts: 509
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by CDN Duke View Post
I'm sure most of it is camera angle, but the bars appear to be rotated back from vertical, further accentuating rearward sweep perhaps?

What is the handlebar clamp diameter? (searched, looks like 26.0mm)

Will PVC be strong enough long term? I presume it won't crush, so I guess so, but I don't recall seeing usage of non-metal shims for handlebar clamp, but I could be wrong.
The bars were a bit low, I have adjusted them up a bit. I had them set so the gap from switch gear to the tank at full lock was about the same as before; it's just like the SV now. The 754s have a bit more rise than the stockers.

The stock bars are 1", which is 25.4mm. The clamp is not much bigger. I just made the shims so the new OD matched the stock bars. They not require much precision.

The holes for the bolts that hold the lower clamp to the triple are pretty big, so there is not a lot of clamping area there. The procedure is to tighten the front pair of clamp bolts fully and then the rear. There is about the same 2 -3 mm gap at the rear as before. After initial tightening I checked the torque an hour later and got a quarter turn; the next day they were still tight. I even removed the shims and checked them for any crush marks and there were none. I can't imagine any sort of catastrophic failure there. If they don't stay tight I can always make some out of aluminum, although that would take a lot longer than the PVC did. I'd have to start from solid bar.

In any case, it will be me that tries it out first.

Lighter makes it righter!
zippy49 is online now  
 
post #1294 of 1327 Old 01-12-2017, 12:31 PM
Member
 
KTMjun86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 33
. Changed my bar end mirrors to regular mirrors again, wasnt feeling the bar ends, next on the list, get brake and clutch levers


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Diploman, bahawton and Clinton1 like this.
KTMjun86 is online now  
post #1295 of 1327 Old 01-13-2017, 05:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Trimapa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Spain
Posts: 1,206
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by KTMjun86 View Post
. Changed my bar end mirrors to regular mirrors again, wasnt feeling the bar ends, next on the list, get brake and clutch levers


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
By looking at the front tire I wonder if this bike has ever been on the road .
bahawton and KTMasean like this.
Trimapa is online now  
post #1296 of 1327 Old 01-13-2017, 06:20 AM
Senior Member
 
LNICK's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
Posts: 236
Quote:
Originally Posted by KTMjun86 View Post
. Changed my bar end mirrors to regular mirrors again, wasnt feeling the bar ends, next on the list, get brake and clutch levers


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I really like your room's decoration.
LNICK is online now  
post #1297 of 1327 Old 01-13-2017, 01:31 PM
Member
 
KTMjun86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trimapa View Post
By looking at the front tire I wonder if this bike has ever been on the road .


It is a 2016, purchased in September but I still managed to put almost 1200 miles on it, before winter hit, but I gave it a nice detail before I put her indoors for the season lol, my 1st bike, I'm sure you understand the feeling hahaha


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
KTMjun86 is online now  
post #1298 of 1327 Old 01-13-2017, 01:32 PM
Member
 
KTMjun86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by LNICK View Post
I really like your room's decoration.


Thank you, I'm a ktm suckarrr


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
LNICK likes this.
KTMjun86 is online now  
post #1299 of 1327 Old 01-13-2017, 04:51 PM
Senior Member
 
Trimapa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Spain
Posts: 1,206
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by KTMjun86 View Post
It is a 2016, purchased in September but I still managed to put almost 1200 miles on it, before winter hit, but I gave it a nice detail before I put her indoors for the season lol, my 1st bike, I'm sure you understand the feeling hahaha


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
How did you get the bike on the pit stand back to front ?
Trimapa is online now  
post #1300 of 1327 Old 01-13-2017, 04:54 PM
Member
 
KTMjun86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trimapa View Post
How did you get the bike on the pit stand back to front ?


I raised it, positioned the pit stand and dropped it slowly on it


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
KTMjun86 is online now  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome