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Old 01-24-2012, 06:00 AM   #41
Love those blue pipes
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Originally Posted by Crazy_Dave View Post
Originally Posted by tokyoklahoma View Post
The KTM horror stories about maintenance, scared me away.
They did me too.
Until I got one and realized it was all B.S.
I saw a guy in a shop, looking to buy a piston and barrel for a nearly new, lightly used KTM 4-stroke (I don't remember the model.) These parts were being discussed as routine wear items and I think the bill for just those parts (maybe gaskets too) was going to be over 600 ($1000.) I don't know about the reliability but with parts prices like that I would certainly think very carefully before purchasing a KTM.
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