Good deal on KTM Duke 390's just now.

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  1. A S Richards

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    I'm pretty sure the door opening is 44" on mine. Internally it's 48". I'm putting one of those front wheel stay / chock jobbies in so I have to make sure there's an extra inch or two for the wheel to rise up and down a bit. Should be ok if I measured it correctly. :xgrin:
     
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    A prile of Dukes. :xgrin: IMG_4315.JPG
     
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    How are you going to get it down the chimney?

    But, putting on my Sherlock Holmes hat, I see the first two have EU in the reg number and the EU flag - but the new one doesn't have either.

    (See, any thread can be turned into a B***** thread. :))
     
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    Its a lot easier to put the bike in backwards, i have a wheel stay but dont use it, only go it forwards when im carrying 2, otherwise it goes in up against the front wall, with one strap, which makes a it a peice of cake.
     
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    EU is an Essex reg and we got the eu plate for going abroad,the dealer just supplies a standard plate. Doubt if we will get an EU plate since we are Br*****ng.:xrofl:
     
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    Well, a little word of warning for all 2017 390 owners! I ordered a set of £99 oxford heated grips to be fitted to my bike ( sold by KTM ) ready for my collection Saturday, well they don't fit!! :xeek:

    Apparently the throttle assembly on the 2017 bike has a "ribbed" effect and the oxford grips won't fit. They have fitted the KTM ones instead. I was told that they couldn't be fitted when I ordered my bike but somehow they have? Hey ho.
    Anyhow, any new owners, don't go buying oxford grips cos I've been told they can't be fitted.
     
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    Won't be worrying about that ,we only use the bike when it is warm. :D
     
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    Same here!

    Got mine today! Well pleased. Great service from AMS KTM in Tewksbury. :xThumb:
    Fitted my crash bungs and small number plate this afternoon. KTM already fitted the tail tidy for me. Hand guards and heated grips on also. Marvellous.
     
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    Have you peeled the "Achtung" sticker off the tank?
     
  10. A S Richards

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    That's a job for tomorrow along with all the other little stickers! :D
    Gonna bolt the wheel clamp thing in the motorhome garage too. And then wash the poor old dirty thing. :xThumb:
     
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    Ahh good, I wanted to remove the tank sticker on mine but I'm scared of it leaving a mess or pulling the paint off with it. What other stickers are you taking off?
     
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    Also have you been out on it? What do you think?
     
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    Hairdryer to heat up the adhesive a bit before pealing?
     
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  14. A S Richards

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    All of them! :D2
    Get some clutch and brake cleaner. You can buy it by the gallon ( works out a lot cheaper if you use a lot, which I do ) or in a spray can. Gets all the sticky residue off cleanly. Won't damage paint either.
     
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    Why did you fit that ?

    It's illegal and makes a bike look chavvy :(
     
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    Have a look at your own avatar !
     
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    No it doesn't. The 8x6 is only an inch smaller than the huge standard one ( letters and numbers are only 4mm smaller but with a smaller surround) and is a vast improvement. That and the R&G tail tidy make it look superb.
     
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    That's the same size number plate I put on the scooter the original one was too big, you don't really notice it's smaller but it looks better and it passed the MOT in March. I'll get one ordered for the Duke after Christmas. Maybe a tail tidy too but first I'm fitting semi rigid saddle bags (shad E48) and I'll see how it would look first.
     
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    Nope, not been out on it yet. :D
    Been on sticker removal duty, cleaning the bike after the dealers test ride. And then I washed my motorhome. May venture out tomorrow when the roads are empty.
     
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    Wet tomorrow but might get out midweek as the weather looks better. D10C1157-F736-4ADC-B13B-163FA9D2079D.png
     
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