Unparalleled satisfaction: Got my Duke 390 serviced at a local garage

The same service would’ve cost close to Rs 4,000 at a KTM SVC.

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Odometer: 16815km

Citrus was due for service and since now the warranty period has come to an end, I decided to get it serviced outside. I had a contact at KTM Kondapur and turned out he had his own shop outside which was pretty close to my place. I thought since KTM service is horrible, why not give this a try?

Jobs performed:

  • Oil change
  • Fuel filter changed
  • Air filter changed
  • Oil filter changed
  • Brake fluid top-up
  • Coolant top up
  • Water wash (the fun part)

Pending jobs:

  • Brake pad (F&R) replacement

Somehow service, the bike feels a little more vibey but the pre-service harshness has disappeared.

Total came up to Rs 2,543. The same service would’ve cost close to 4 grand at a KTM SVC. And I get to see my bike getting serviced, the satisfaction is unparalleled.

Here are some pictures from the same:

With this aside, Citrus has been performing flawlessly. One minor annoyance I have been noticing these days is that the first start-up of the engine takes 5 cranks at least. My mechanic told me the battery might be on its way out since the bike is more than 2 years old now, but I suspect that might not be the issue as I got a battery load test performed and the battery seemed alright.

Oh and yes the replacement chain sprocket started squeaking already, I have a feeling this might not last for very long. And since I plan to get my bike serviced outside from now on, Citrus will go for a service every 7500km or 6 months, whichever is earlier.

Nothing else to report apart from the above-mentioned. I’ll conclude with some pictures I took.

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