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post #21 of 704 Old 11-11-2013, 05:05 PM
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I created my own thread for an intro since I came in to quick.

I am from New Jersey and this will be my second bike. I currently own a 2008 Suzuki GSXR 1000. Looking for a bit of fun with balance and the Duke 390 is the best to suit my need. The speed is there for a liter bike but you can use all of it's power especially on the streets. I had a chance to ride a 300 and man did I get a kick out of it. That is what brought me here.

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post #22 of 704 Old 11-11-2013, 05:11 PM
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Nah, no 390 for me. If anything it would be one of the 1290 SDR's



I've got the regular one (however it's more tricked out than the R), and no - I haven't done anything with the shock/forks.
I find the shock and forks pretty nice, and I regularly do roadracing sessions with the bike.


Current upgrades:
- R&G Racing Tail Tidy
- R&G Racing Axle sliders (front & rear)
- R&G Racing Rear Shock Tube
- R&G Racing Radiator Guard
- R&G Racing modified exhaust slider
- Akrapovic titanium slipon exhaust
- Fresco Exhaust de-cat pipe (straight through system)
- Re-mapped ECU
- Airbox and filter upgrade
- Racing cam-shaft
- Powerparts (PP) ergo seat
- PP pillion seat
- PP crashbars
- PP handguards (brackets painted black)
- Custom mirror from Ebay
- Homemade DB-killer
- Renthal SX/MX KTM low-bend handlebar
- PP orange triple clamp
- Renthal bar mounts
- MG Biketech Shorty Levers
- RapidBike Evo (similar to PowerCommander)

Planned upgrades:
- Paint subframe this winter (either black or orange)
- LED turn signals (or rear light w/built in turn signals)
- DNA Stage 1 & 2 airfilters

Possible upgrades:
- Carbon fiber bellypan
- Brembo RCS15 master brake cylinder
Whoa that is a nice list of mods you have already

How long did you have your 690 for?

Who did you get to tune the maps on your Rapidbike Evo?
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post #23 of 704 Old 11-11-2013, 05:14 PM
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Nah, no 390 for me. If anything it would be one of the 1290 SDR's



I've got the regular one (however it's more tricked out than the R), and no - I haven't done anything with the shock/forks.
I find the shock and forks pretty nice, and I regularly do roadracing sessions with the bike.


Current upgrades:
- R&G Racing Tail Tidy
- R&G Racing Axle sliders (front & rear)
- R&G Racing Rear Shock Tube
- R&G Racing Radiator Guard
- R&G Racing modified exhaust slider
- Akrapovic titanium slipon exhaust
- Fresco Exhaust de-cat pipe (straight through system)
- Re-mapped ECU
- Airbox and filter upgrade
- Racing cam-shaft
- Powerparts (PP) ergo seat
- PP pillion seat
- PP crashbars
- PP handguards (brackets painted black)
- Custom mirror from Ebay
- Homemade DB-killer
- Renthal SX/MX KTM low-bend handlebar
- PP orange triple clamp
- Renthal bar mounts
- MG Biketech Shorty Levers
- RapidBike Evo (similar to PowerCommander)

Planned upgrades:
- Paint subframe this winter (either black or orange)
- LED turn signals (or rear light w/built in turn signals)
- DNA Stage 1 & 2 airfilters

Possible upgrades:
- Carbon fiber bellypan
- Brembo RCS15 master brake cylinder
Thats it... Post a picture or BAN! lmao kidding.

I thought you would have done some sort of modification to the suspension guess I was wrong. Is the akrapovic slip on too loud is that why you have a db killer. I was thinking about that pipe actually.

I'd say paint the subframe orange that would look amazing and with the carbon fiber belly pan you will have no problem breaking necks on the road

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post #24 of 704 Old 11-12-2013, 10:37 AM
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I've had the bike for 1.5 years now.

Here's a pic of it.



Also remembered I have a 15t front sprocket, and think I will get a 42t rear.
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I've had the bike for 1.5 years now.

Here's a pic of it.



Also remembered I have a 15t front sprocket, and think I will get a 42t rear.
Oh sweet looks really nice I like how you made the orange stand out.

So you basically did -1 +2 right from stock sprockets. It must be nice from first gear all the way up top.

Do you have any videos of the acceleration from a dead stop? I have a feeling guys on here would be interested ins eeing the difference.

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Hi I am looking to get a 390, so I am doing my research and learning from everyone's experiences.
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Hi I am looking to get a 390, so I am doing my research and learning from everyone's experiences.
Welcome aboard Rors!

where are you from?
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post #28 of 704 Old 01-17-2014, 04:44 AM
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Hi, I'm from Adelaide South Australia. I haven't had a bike for quite a few years but have been getting itchy feet in the last few months.

I was considering getting a 300cc scooter, but was recently shown the Duke 390 and was really impressed by reviews, features and price, so much so I bought my riding gear last weekend and will be ordering a Duke soon that's due to arrive in Feb.
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Welcome Rors and congratulations on your Duke 390 order.
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post #30 of 704 Old 01-28-2014, 06:48 PM
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Hi, I'm from Adelaide South Australia. I haven't had a bike for quite a few years but have been getting itchy feet in the last few months.

I was considering getting a 300cc scooter, but was recently shown the Duke 390 and was really impressed by reviews, features and price, so much so I bought my riding gear last weekend and will be ordering a Duke soon that's due to arrive in Feb.
First of all... How is the heat down there?

I have a friend in Melbourne and he is really complaining about the heat!

Welcome to the forum btw.

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