PowerPig! KTM Duke 390 - October 2014


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October/November 2019:

Wash time.

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New chain kit. Got from the neighbourhood store, Spark. OEM was Rolon as well.

Chain Sprocket Kit - Rolon Kit HXR199 - ₹ 2,450.00

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45T rear sprocket.

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112 Link Chain.

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15T inner sprocket.

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Size difference.

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Steelbird Damper Coupler - ₹ 100.00, provided by the spare guy, but turned out to be wrong one and I didn't check it till I opened it for install.

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It was meant for old 4 hole versions.

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Installation postponed.

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Damper Coupling - JU131222 - ₹ 49.00/each. Needs 6 of them.

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Some silicon-like material.

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January 2020 - New Rear Tyre

Apollo Alpha H1 150/60ZR17 - ₹ 4,965.00
Bought from Amazon. Local retail prices in the ₹ 6-6.5k range. MRP ₹ 8499.00.

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One sexy tyre. Great feedback from other Dukers. I bet the sexiest looking Indian bike tyre. MRF had one on cards, but they shelved it, it seems. MRF Revz Steel SX2.

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The attention to detail.

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Apollo

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Alpha H1.

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150/60ZR17 66W. Yes W speed rated (270 km/h).

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October 2019 make. Made in India.

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Steel Radials.

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Two-year warranty.

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Current Pirelli Diablo Rosso II.

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January 2020 - Chain Replacement

Rear speedo sensor was touching the exhaust.

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First thing, paddock the bike.

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Remove the gear shifter assembly.

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Then the sprocket cover.

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Then the foot peg holder. The main one holds the swingarm also, so don't remove it. Held by 2 more bolts in the bottom, one of which also runs to the other side. Have to remove it completely. That holds the side stand as well.

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Unplug remove the side stand sensor.

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Then the chain cover. Held by two 8-mm bolts, one of which removable only after removing the foot peg holder.

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Second one easily accessible.

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Engage gear and remove sprocket bolts. In neutral, sprocket will turn freely, making it hard for loosening.

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Rotate and remove the sprocket lock.

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Everything out.

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Side stand with foot peg holder.
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Side stand sensor.

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Just a magnetic switch.

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January 2020: Tyre Installation.

Anyhow, tyre had to be removed for chain replacement. Took to neighbourhood guys tyre shop. Took only ₹ 80.00.

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January 2020 - Cleaning the muck and re-installation.



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Removing old sprocket. Gotta hammer open the locks to remove the nuts.

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Hub without sprocket.

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All it's mounting hardware.

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Old sprocket.

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Old vs. New.

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Spacer.
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Special kinda bolt. Fits into special kinda recess.

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Old coupling.

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New sprocket installed and locked.

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New damper coupling in.

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Cleaned spacer.

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All set and ready to install. Signs of worn damper clutch. Free play.

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Almost cleaned, remaining will be cleaned during pressure wash.

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Wheel finally goes in with the second spacer.

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Done installing the wheel.

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Continued.

Side stand cleaning in progress.

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Chain goes in.

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Forgot to buy sprocket lock as usual. Flipped and installed for the time being. Added to to-buy list.

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Side stand sensor goes in.

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Removed the long bolt and reversed it from right to left so that don't have to remove the entire bolt next time.

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That bolt exiting the chain side. Spacer sits on that bolt.

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A small chain guide sits on that protecting the chain. Main chain guide is broken and needs replacement.

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Foot peg holder installed.

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Washer for swingarm bolt.




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All bolts tightened up.

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All set, chain slack adjusted and just before roll off, the worst time for battery to die. Jump started, but as soon as cable disconnected, the bike shuts off.

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January 2020: Continued - New battery - Up and running.

Bought new battery. Amaron APBTZ9R ₹ 1,750.00. Old battery was just around 3 years old. MRP was ₹ 2,150.00. Got pro-rata discount ₹ 400.00. Pro-rata warranty is just throwing dust in the eyes. For old battery they would give ₹ 150.00. By calculator, pro-rata was around ₹ 600.00. When we buy fresh, they calculate on a discounted price and then reduce old battery buy back price. For pro-rata, they calculate on MRP. In effect, only ₹ 250.00. off in the name of warranty.

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Dropped it twice [frustration]

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Up and running. Bike has crossed 50k, but lost the count due to faulty ABS controller.

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Everything installed back.

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Chunky tyre, Alha H1.

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Pressure washed.

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The second speedo cover also starts disintegrating. Pathetic quality or rather design disaster.

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Pro Rata is just Designed to Drag you back to the Same brand when you are buying a new battery. 3 years is pretty less life. Other issue I see is everyone (Manuf) using this Small "Cut Size" battery. I would have tried fitting a full size tall 5LB battery if physically possible. BTW the Power pig is Truly having a Corona Funded SPA these days.
 
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Pro Rata is just Designed to Drag you back to the Same brand when you are buying a new battery. 3 years is pretty less life. Other issue I see is everyone (Manuf) using this Small "Cut Size" battery. I would have tried fitting a full size tall 5LB battery if physically possible. BTW the Power pig is Truly having a Corona Funded SPA these days.
Pretty limited options for this kind of battery. Only Amaron and Exide, both with OE spec and extended warranty models. Exide ones are known for even lower life, so had to stick with Amaron. Now SF Sonic has launched a model. With the whole RE models switching to this model battery, hope there will be more options in the future.

BTB this one is jumbo 8 Ah batteries. Looks like the smaller 4 Ah.

These are January stuff. I am reaching Corona era slowly [lol]
 
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March 2020: Parts Procurement

Since bike was very sparingly used due to the speedometer issue, lost count of kilometers and when checked the Excel sheet, it has been almost a year since last change, though kilometer has been pretty low.

Since usage was low, let go the 300v and switched back to the stock spec Motul 7100. Got from Ex-Jawan, Chenthitta for amazing price, thanks to new rivals. Got for ₹ 700.00/litre. MRP was ₹ 850.00. Saved ₹ 300.00 total.

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Rest of the parts from KTM dealer.
Oil Filter - JG571014 - ₹ 74.00

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Lighter carton inside

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Could've avoided the plastic cover.

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O-ring of oil filler cap was kaput and not available separately at dealer. Comes with entire cap assembly. Could've sourced from some other dealer, but cap was cheap enough, so further search was not worth. Bought the cap instead.
Oil Filling Cap - JG541230 - ₹ 16.00

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Plastic rivets of the headlight surrounds were broken since long. Usually get them from Yamaha, but they were out of stock as well.
Snap Rivet - JG181259 - ₹ 8.00/each. Pack of 5.

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March 2020: Oil change

Not going into details as has been posted multiple times.

To start with, my oil pan went missing and the spare one was broken. Grabbed an old oil can and the blade.

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Under 5 minutes, the DIY oil pan, which was pending ever since I started oil change and laziness took it some 12 years to just make one. Chose 5 L one so that I can use with cars as well.

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Docked.

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Removed engine guard.

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Drained oil and replaced oil filter. Oil was still good. Motul 300v.

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The main oil strainer. The big ring is magnetic. Cleaned and installed back.

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Oil filler cap. The oil vapor I was talking about. Everyone tried fixing it by gasket sealant. Wonder why none of them bothered to replace O-ring or the cap assembly as such.

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Oil filler cap, new vs old.

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New oil in and idling. Took 1.6-1.7 L.

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March - April 2020 - Lockdown

Unfortunate - the day before lockdown. A moron suddenly decided to take a rolling U-turn without warning. Knocks of the foot peg. No injury. Had miles to go. Managed without the footrest. Indefinite close down began, so no way to source spare.

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Lockdown warm-ups in rubber estate.

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Didn't start for a fortnight, low battery.


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Temporary charger, old UPS.

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