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Share what you did today with the Duke 390 / RC 390 community!

Example: Just received my new sprockets and DID chain from the postman, going to put in some wrench time today!

Example: Gave her a nice bath today and a fresh coat of wax. :D

Example: Took the 390 in to service... Hopefully, my bill won't crater my pocket.

Anything goes....
 

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as a tidy tail is not compatible with the 2015 duke here in Canada I decided to do it myself. took a zip disc and chopped of that silly tail, installed some led bolt lights for illuminating the plate.
Neat idea with the registration plate position.
 

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I rode mine up to the dealer in Concord, NH and made appointment for valve check (June 20, sigh). However, I'm happy to report to concerned parties that the engine DOES smooth out substantially after break-in. Not perfect but a crap-ton better.

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Picked up "the Duke" from her first service, valve check included. All values within spec. No adj needed.

Total cost was $275.

I bought it from a great family owned and run shop. They give me a discount on everything I buy there now. Including service. ?
 

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That question mark was a thumbs up imogi. Guess those don't work.
 

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Drained the coolant, flushed with the 50/50 white vinegar/demineralised water mix, flushed it again with a 100% demin. water re-filled using Penrite Coolant with a dose of Joe Gibbs Driven CSP.

Took all day 'coz I was dodging rain showers but it's nice to know whats in there now.
 

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Picked up "the Duke" from her first service, valve check included. All values within spec. No adj needed.

Total cost was $275.

I bought it from a great family owned and run shop. They give me a discount on everything I buy there now. Including service. ?
Dude, which shop? Always looking for some good KTM shops on NY.
 

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lightweight battery

Today I'll install a Shorai LFX09A2 battery on the Duke. It's an equivalent amp hour rating, but less than half the size and will make a bit more room under the seat. Also it will not self-discharge like all lead-acid batteries do. I put an even smaller one in our MuZ Skorpion (660 Yamaha single powered), left it sitting with no charger for six months, and it fired up on the button no problem. I've got them in every bike we have except the Harley. Well, there's a Ballistic four cell in our '56 Velo...all that would fit in the fake case. It's kick start, so no problem. I'll need to run the lights this July in Oregon.

But the real reason I got it was the weight savings...almost six pounds (2.66 kg to be exact) from under the seat. That's nearly 2% of the bike's dry weight!

I did the same thing to my Buell XB12, with about the same % weight change, and the difference in handling was noticeable. Like the opposite of putting a big, heavy Givi box on the back...
 
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