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post #1 of 27 Old 09-11-2019, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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New 390 owner.

Just picked it up yesterday. Went to buy a 1290.... it was gone but the itch was still there so I grabbed a 390. Man, this little bugger is fun!
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post #2 of 27 Old 09-11-2019, 07:38 PM
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Congratulations! That's quite the diet from a 1290 to a 390, enjoy!

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What are you going to do with the extra $15,000? Lol...


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Good for you!!!

It appears you had an interest in the 390 long ago though
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Welcome to the group!

The 390 is definitely a fun little bike to ride.
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Congratulations! That's quite the diet from a 1290 to a 390, enjoy!

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Yeah, but, I have a feeling I'm going to fall off the wagon soon....


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Probably buy a 1290 Duke. I'll just have to wait for them to go on sale.


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Good for you!!!

It appears you had an interest in the 390 long ago though
Yes. I actually had every intention to buy a 790 but the dealership I was buying it from kept jerking me around. I was a bit on the fence about the 790 anyway. I went to another dealer to look at a 1290 and when I got there they had 2 390's sitting by the door and the more my son talked about it, the more I wanted one. I've always liked light, lower displacement bikes and when the dealership made me an offer I couldn't refuse, I pounced on it. I figured if I decided later that I didn't like it, I could just give it to the kids. My son asked me today if I had buyers remorse and I told him "no, not one bit". This bike is a hoot, they'll have to buy their own.

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Ok, after a few days of riding here are my thoughts;
The front brake needs help.... bad. Mushy with vague feedback. Time to raid the parts bin.
Throttle needs new tube, ratio sux.
Foot pegs gotta go... not a fan of rubber pads. New ones on the way.
Headlight: Two big thumbs up! Just wish I could toggle high beam with my thumb in curves, don't like taking my finger off clutch.
Speaking of clutch... junk perch and lever have to go. They look (and feel) like they came off a cheap moped. I'm sure I have something more fitting of this bike in the for-mentioned parts bin.

Handling is almost telepathic... personalizing this bike will be worth every penny.
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What pegs did you go with? What do you mean by throttle needs a new tube? And....we need to see a pic of the bike.


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What pegs did you go with? What do you mean by throttle needs a new tube? And....we need to see a pic of the bike.


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Bought some pegs off ebay.They were cheap but they will fill the bill. Plus, they're very similer to the pegs on my old track bikes.

Tube needs a faster ratio.

Maybe I can toss up a few pics tomorrow. Nothing special so fra, still looks stock except for all the missing stickers.

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New throttle tube, something like this: https://mnnthbx.com/product/g2-quick...0-ktm-duke-rc/
Still researching options tho.
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