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Old 03-15-2013, 01:55 PM   #16
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I Pm'd the name, Im sure you know him. The guy has so many failures, NOW I hear about it,( by unsolicited evesdropping ), wish I had known before ! Wherever I go, at desert races, at work, on a ride in Baja.
He does so much volume and farms out enough work that he gets away with it.
every time he gets a failure "that was the first time that has happened" and then he wants more money. If you dont kiss his butt he will shame you like its your fault for "bringing him your garbage" and screw it up worse and take litterally forever to fix it.
It was so aggravating I actually thought about taking him to small claims, I think that's why he fled the state
totally amazing !!!

.I do know a good shop here in So Cal though they do good work, proven track record and know what they are doing with KTMs
Me also please.. There's also one from up this way.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:26 AM   #17
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update: after a call and a long talk with the dipshit manager,and a call to KTM customer service the assholes are taking my bike to a shop that supposedly has a fukn clue. We'll see........
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:31 AM   #18
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In the two years I owned my KTM, the only time it ever say a dealer was when I was there to buy oil and a filter. I work on all of my family's cars, toys, ect.

I try to avoid the dealers at all cost. I just don't trust them to work on my stuff. I will take the vehicles back for warranty stuff but all maintenance, modifications, upgrades, and repairs out of warranty are done by me in my garage.

One of the first farkles I buy is a shop manual.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:25 AM   #19
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don't be sad..... i'm in the same problems as you.i have a 2012 990 R and here in Romania at my Ktm dealer ,mechanics are as incompetent.At 700 km they forgot to tighten a bolt from the chain tensionier and all the oil was spilled on the highway.they did not know the oil level is checking with the engine hot and put too much oil that it burned in 200 km.I went with the screws loosened.
30 days after the 7500 km test at official KTM dealer,the turns were not so sure and accurate as they were.When i put it on the centre stand i observed that the whole sterring column was weak and unscrew..
I sent a lot of letters to the CEO of KTM......but no answer.If i will take care my bike on my own i will lose my warranty.
what to do??!
and my fear of what might happen next
I'd send a letter to KTM Austria to step in for you...I think they 'll manage to pull their ear for you...
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #20
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another update: morons took bike to another shop and cleared 3 of the 4 codes????WTF????? about ready to kick dudes ass...fukit!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:55 PM   #21
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Double check

So I just broke 200 miles on my new 990R.

should I find a private mechanic to make sure my bike was set up correctly by the dealer?
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:35 PM   #22
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another update: morons took bike to another shop and cleared 3 of the 4 codes????WTF????? about ready to kick dudes ass...fukit!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is your bike that kind of chick that get's passed around in the group?
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:52 PM   #23
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So I just broke 200 miles on my new 990R.

should I find a private mechanic to make sure my bike was set up correctly by the dealer?
If they sell them I would think you're ok
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:53 PM   #24
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Is your bike that kind of chick that get's passed around in the group?


Easy man....she's a bitch but not a slut.....
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:52 PM   #25
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After calling ktm cust. srevice they told me to take it to KTMworld in atlanta...so i did, the next day i get a call saying it's fixed.....so fukn happy...finally. The other shop bent a rod for the secondary butterflys,throttle body not seated into boots correctly,wrong map in ecu,wires either plugged in wrong or not plugged in at all, and even put the damn fuse block on upside down!!!!!!!how fukn stupid can u be????really....THANK YOU KTMworld!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:13 AM   #26
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I would much rather buy new tools to put in my box then finance someone else's box +1 on first farkle is a manual
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:00 AM   #27
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I would much rather buy new tools to put in my box then finance someone else's box +1 on first farkle is a manual
It's a free farkle, easy to find on the interwebz.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:09 AM   #28
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Most shops dont pay a mechanic enough to justify staying employed there,so they sometimes end up with hacks wrenching on customer's bikes.
Gotta have a mechanic so they end up with who ever will do the work.

Bikes are complicated these days,if I cant work on it my self,I dont buy it.
90.00 an hour for someone to maybe fix it right?

I dont think so.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:27 AM   #29
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For awhile I brought in bikes for the first service for warranty purposes, but realized soon enough that all the mods I did probably voided the warranty anyway. Now I do all the work on my bikes. As others have said, just get a shop manual. Valve checks on my 690 are easy. It helps to have been doing it for many years, and learning that you MUST use the right tool, and if something is not going right it is a good idea to stop and think about it overnight if possible. I can't imagine what it would cost to have a shop do all the work I do on my bikes. A small fortune no doubt. If I am prepping my bike for a big event I try and get all the work done a couple of weeks in advance and do a ride or two just to make sure everything is right. The worst thing is to be doing last minute late night work. Fatigue makes mistakes more possible and no time to test!
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:48 AM   #30
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ktmworld/Highland park is good to go in both locations. Many of the employees are former road racing people (paul the owner also owned and ran the old Marietta Motorsports for a long time before selling the name to the new owner (who is also good to go with bike mechanic stuff). Hard to go wrong with that crowd.

plus the riding there (cedartown, highland park) is awesome.
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