Warning - If you are blinded by the love of your KTM 990 Adventure then do not read on. What follows is a tale of sorrow. Recently I had a catastrophic failure of my clutch on my 2007 adventure. I was riding the Great Ocean Road in Australia when the gear shifts were not slipping in smoothly. This was quickly followed by a horrible mechanical crunch. I switched the engine off and pulled over. 11 hrs and a 300km tow truck ride later I was home. The next day the bike was taken to a local dealer and the clutch cover removed. The reason for the failure became apparent. One of the clutch retaining bolts had come loose. Now there is a technical bulletin that is to be applied during a service to tighten up these bolts (TB008). Apparently these bolts were not tightened correctly at the factory. This TB had been applied to my bike. There are 6 bolts and the mechanic checked the torque on the remaining 5 bolts. The torque of each bolt was the required 10Nm. There was also residue of locktite on the bolts.So it appeared as though the TB had been applied correctly. Why one of the bolts came loose is concerning. 8 months earlier I was riding solo around South America and I shudder to think what may have happened if it had failed in a remote area. At 25,000km the bike has always been serviced at an authorised KTM dealer. But when I talked to KTM, the initial response is that the bike is out of warrenty and there is nothing the can do. But I see this as a design fault which KTM are trying to manage through a maintenance schedule. However, the maintance fix seems inadequate. So the warning is always get these bolts checked at each service and especially before a major trip. I have asked KTM to review their position and assist with the $2500AUD repair bill. It would be disappointing if KTM do not stand by their product and the work of their authorised dealers. I will keep you posted on what they say.