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Old 10-13-2016, 04:55 PM   #1
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my friend's rc390 was stolen at his apt, but there's good news...

he's actually relieved because he doesnt have to go through the bs that many other ktm 390 owners are having to deal with. LOL!
when he got his bike, we went on a few rides with our 390's. he just told me as like a 'by the way' that his bike was stolen a few days ago. i'm sitting here going through the stages of loss and he just doesnt give a . insurance is paying it off, and he gets to go find something better off cl. i'm happy for the guy. any other 390 owners need their stolen? leave them at his place!
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:34 PM   #2
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Uhhh what exactly are RC390 owners having to deal with?
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head gaskets and radiator fans failing, build quality issues, wheels breaking, basically, a really fun bike until it's not. the dealership i got mine from wasnt so helpful when i lost a lot of power and was overheating like crazy. really made me wish i had gone with an r3 or ninja 300
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:04 PM   #4
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ninja 300 just sitting there like it's the king of the beginner bikes...

cbr300 is just taking a nap
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he's actually relieved because he doesnt have to go through the bs that many other ktm 390 owners are having to deal with. LOL!
when he got his bike, we went on a few rides with our 390's. he just told me as like a 'by the way' that his bike was stolen a few days ago. i'm sitting here going through the stages of loss and he just doesnt give a . insurance is paying it off, and he gets to go find something better off cl. i'm happy for the guy. any other 390 owners need their stolen? leave them at his place!
Where do I take my bike?
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I'm building my R3 to race and there are 2 major recalls as well... :/
At least with Yamaha I have a dealer who knows what he's doing.
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Rc 390 cup bike...any knowledgeable thief would know better.
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Parking a decent bike in a apartment complex is almost a sure fire way for theft. Insurance rates are high enough for most people. Sounds like this was a intentional act?

Last year I was considering the KTM, especially after watching the Cup races. Those kids looked like they were having a blast. Then I was educated about the SMALL gas tank which does not make them competitive for endurance racing. Had no idea they had such quality issues.
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Where do I take my bike?
probably any crappy apt complex in the conroe area will work. i'm sure any ghetto looking apartment anywhere will work very well. just have a friend drop you off. maybe occasionally stop by and wash the bike.

good luck
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Opened thread to try and defend bike...

... remembered bike has exact issues OP mentions. .

- 390 Owner

Edit: Love this thing though, it really is awesome
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Parking a decent bike in a apartment complex is almost a sure fire way for theft. Insurance rates are high enough for most people. Sounds like this was a intentional act?

Last year I was considering the KTM, especially after watching the Cup races. Those kids looked like they were having a blast. Then I was educated about the SMALL gas tank which does not make them competitive for endurance racing. Had no idea they had such quality issues.

it is a very fun bike... just kind of self destructs...
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A bike will get stolen from ANY apartment complex, nice or not.. Apartments are hot spots for bike thieves, unfortunately.
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Insurance rates are high enough for most people. Sounds like this was a intentional act?
That's exactly what I was thinking too.

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it wasnt intentional, and he says the next bike he gets is getting chained up to something solid. he wasnt too upset due to the fact that he has already had more trouble from the bike than you should from any new bike, and he doesnt want to get the full experience of the blown head gasket, or worse, and a dealership that likes to sell these bikes, but not follow through with warranty work. i'm going to try to steer him into an sv
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i remembered when i parked my bike at an apt complex i always slept with 1 ear open if i heard something that even remotely sounded like a bike starting up i would perk myself up and take another listen if it sounded like "my" bike then go back to sleep.

luckily it never got stolen. it was parked with 1-2 other guys bikes that also lived there so it was "safety in numbers" kinda thing we all watched each others bikes.
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the worst thing that ever happened to my bike when i lived in an apt was that a some at a party had apparently used the exhaust as a urinal. a dude who lived on the other side of my building got his ruckus stolen... all i got was . my did look a little on the janky side tbh
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CBR250/300 have a crankshaft recall.
What years are affected?
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