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!
Yeah, but, I have a feeling I'm going to fall off the wagon soon....Congratulations! That's quite the diet from a 1290 to a 390, enjoy!
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Probably buy a 1290 Duke. I'll just have to wait for them to go on sale.What are you going to do with the extra $15,000? Lol...
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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.Good for you!!!
It appears you had an interest in the 390 long ago though
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.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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Actually, they aren't as cheap looking in person. They look as nice as the last kit pegs I had on my R1 (and nicer than the KTM pegs imho). Plus, you can rotate them for preference. I rode a 1290 with the KTM pegs and they were ok, but for the $$ these are fine..... so far. I won't feel as bad when I scrape them either.I put EBC double H pads on my bike straight away. Still bedding in but I only use one finger to stop.
I hope those pegs were cheap. They look it!!! The KTM PowerParts pegs are what I am going to choose. Only 50$ full retail.
Thanks! I'll give those a shot. I does feel like the pads are a big part of the problem. At first I though the dealer hosed down the disc with cleaner. 😮Here are the EBC replacement parts available for the smaller Dukes.
If I can help with a EBC part code # let me know
Obviously these are the Thai EBC Import selling prices.
I saw those, they look promising, a bit cheaper also. I normally use oem take-offs because it's easier to get levers (and they're usually cheap) but I'll probably spring for one of these in black.Well, here is the one I use.
New bikes should have their rotors cleaned (doesn't always happen).
EBC Sintered HH pads are great and also take less than 200k's to bed in.
Already priced them with my dealer, if I don't go with bar ends, it will get these. KTM should put them on all their bikes and bin those rubber monstrosities.I fitted Duke 1290 mirrors on my 390 and l think they look a lot better than the nasty rubber covered standard ones
Cool. Good 80mm calipers are like unicorn milk. Glad to see there's an option.Calliper seems fine to me for road use.
If you like to stick out of the crowd and improve the calliper (a bit) this might work for you.
You can also order a service set with both the MC and Calliper
Could be, I was surprised the first time I stopped. I fully expected it to be a bit closer to my SMR and a bit farther fom my chop. Like I said, my first suspicion was contaminated pads. I've heard the brakes could be improved a bit but, if they were all like this the net would be on fire with bad press.You must really have gotten a dud because I believe I could lock the front wheel with just one finger IF it I didnt have full time ABS.
I would like to say that I feel that this little 390 has the best gearbox I have ever had in a motorcycle. I have 105 miles as of this mornings’ ride, and I have never missed a shift from first to second gear. The shifts have just the right amount of ‘notchy’ Feel to them. I am really liking it.