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Old 09-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Suspension fail on the road - trip saved by Precision Concepts


Riding to California via Moab. On the highway south of Moab (had a great time there) - I think it was Bluff- stop to gas up and see both front fork seals pi$$ing oil. Try the plastic shim trick to no avail. Both seal at once, go figure! We abort the Grand Canyon portion (sorry wheelbass) and head to Flagstaff.
The helpful KTM dealer (Northland I think) say they can do the seals, but I e been wanting to improve the 990 (2010 ABS, 43000 km) suspension for a while and they advise Precision Concepts in Riverside, and think its no problem to ride the bike that far.
I improvise some fork socks using socks and zip-ties to keep the oil off the brakes and hit the freeway in the stinkin' heat. .
Phone Diane at Precision and she is so nice and helpful and knowledgable it's kind of embarrassing. Really!
Long story short, they help me more than anyone deserves, do the job the next day and send me off with a bike that handles at least 50% better. New fork springs (52), re-valved front and rear, and of course all new seals. Great price, spectacular service and product.
Talk about turning lemons into lemonade.

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Old 09-20-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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Jeez! Isn't that the kind of thing that happens when you travel? You get into a pickle and then you have to get yourself out of it, and usually meet the most amazing people. Great outcome, and I must remember your socks and zipties trick
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:58 PM   #3
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They've always been a stand up company here in So Cal. I'm glad your trip was salvaged!
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:46 PM   #4
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I guess I'm too pessimistic these days. I took the title to mean you were thanking them for your suspension failure. I'm glad to hear it's all good.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:38 PM   #5
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I guess I'm too pessimistic these days. I took the title to mean you were thanking them for your suspension failure. I'm glad to hear it's all good.

+1 your title is hard to understand

glad to hear everything came out ok
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:47 PM   #6
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+1 your title is hard to understand
Fixed - sort of - can't change the the title in the forum. Precision Concepts was wonderful.

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