Bringing a problem to Palm Desert - Help

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by folknride, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    As I loaded up my KTM 990 to head for 2 months in Palm Desert, I spotted a nice puddle of oil on the swing arm - presumably from a leaking rear shock seal. I loaded up anyway and now will arrive with a busted bike. Any advice from KTM savvy members would be helpful. I've had some previous dealings with the local dealer, and not sure I would let them at the bike - but could be wrong.
    It's beyond my wrenching abilities and I have no place to work anyway.
    Arrgh:cry
    I'll post on Orange Crush as well)
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  2. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    There's only one for independent KTM repair. He's a bit more than an hour west of you.

    http://liorsmotoride.com/

    He has a great reputation in So. Cal.
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  3. WallyWhirled

    WallyWhirled Been here awhile

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    Get Dirty Dirt Bikes is best and closest. About 15 minutes away. Up Hwy 62 first left. Great folks. Lior is good too but not close by. I wouldn't deal with the local shop off I 10 either.
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  4. WONB2K

    WONB2K The Road Less Traveled

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    Even though they're located 65 miles from Palm Desert do yourself a favor and have Precision Concepts re-valve, re-spring, and rebuild your shock. Bob Bell is a suspension expert, your bike will thank you!

    Precision Concepts Racing
    6236 River Crest Drive
    Riverside, CA 92507
    (951) 697-8488

    JD
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  5. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    +1 for Dave at Get Dirty Dirt bikes. Master gearhead and fabricator!
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  6. Ace100

    Ace100 Monkeywrencher

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    +1 on Precision Concepts. Well worth the the time and expense.
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  7. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    Got my bike with rebuilt shock today fron Get Dirty Dirt Bikes (Morongo Valley), and can't say enough about Dave's help and attitude. What a great guy! Because of complications it took a while, but they went way over the top to get it done right!
    Then even helped me out with my "stupidity problem" - The right gas line was un-attached - not by them - it was yours truly - and when I filled up (luckily right next door), gas peed all over the place. It was such fun :huh reconnecting it - thanks again Dave!


    (now if it would just stop snowing so we could ride :lol3)
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