Connecticut KTM owners ?????

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by uconnapharm, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. uconnapharm

    uconnapharm Been here awhile

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    I am thinking about purchasing a 990 Adventure.
    My two closest KTM Service departments will be:
    Manchester Honda in Manchester,CT
    Motofit in Danbury,CT

    Any recommendations as to who has the better service dept ?

    Any likes , dislikes , warnings ???

    George in Bristol,CT
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  2. sledstorm1

    sledstorm1 CT RAMBLER'S MC CLUB

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    I too have a 990, I will be going to Manchester. I haven't hit any service milestones yet...The owner is a Club member(Ramblers Motorcycle club) and rides with many members. He also owns a 990.
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  3. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    motofit has a really bad service dept rep. stear clear... as far as sales, they sell bikes very cheap. but, there have been a bunch of horror stories regarding service there. just an fyi.
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  4. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Manchester Honda has been in business for at least 40 years. I have never had to use a service dept for my KTM's, but their parts accessory guys are very knowledgeable and they have a good stock of parts. (for the dirt bikes at least)
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  5. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    You'd best learn to service the LC8 yourself. There is only one KTM service tech I knew who I would ever let touch mine and he was in Boise Idaho and the poor guy died. That guy knew his stuff and took pride. Be careful with that engine and service techs. Real careful. Again, do it yourself and know it's done and done correctly would be my advise.
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  6. nobody

    nobody motomaniac

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    +1
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  7. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    I've always used Manchester Honda motorcycle shop. Really, really nice guys who know their stuff.
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  8. hydrashoks

    hydrashoks Adventurer

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    +1,000,000,000.

    I am in the middle of a rant w them, up in other threads.
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  9. Happy Seal

    Happy Seal Long timer

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    What if he does it himself but he is a hack? :eek1 He strips out the nuts and bolts, overtorques stuff, uses loctite high strength on his spark plugs?:D
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  10. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    At least he didn't pay to have it done ! Lol
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  11. GSYETI

    GSYETI Roads?

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    Cliff's in Norfolk Ma. , Nice guys small shop knowledgeable. Also no complaints about Manchester either.
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  12. Happy Seal

    Happy Seal Long timer

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    true! :D Really sucks when you pay to have a hacked up bike. I could do that all by myself! :lol3
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  13. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    No, but he'll pay to have his own f-ups fixed!
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  14. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    +1 for Manchester Honda.

    Pro Tip: Use their website (hondaktm.com) to order parts from, and check the "in store pick up" option to save yourself about 20% of the over-the-counter cost on any part.

    I bought my 450 there but couldn't come to an agreement on the 2008 990 they had so I got mine in North Hampton MA. I'd recommend either Manchester or North Hampton.
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  15. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    You calling the OP a f-up ?
    Lol
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  16. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    Several of us on this forum got our 990s from Edelmann's but that is a trip for people in southern or eastern CT. It's not actually in "Troy", the shop sits in Grafton but is only road-accessible from Pittstown. On a dirt road and right near a powerline ROW too!
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  17. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Manchester Honda apparently doesn't sell the KTM street line anymore... but they're negotiating with KTM to get them back for 2014. I was told by one of the cool salesmen that KTM required them to carry an unreasonable amount of the RC8's, which were taking up real estate and not really selling.

    It's too bad too, I'm really considering a new 690 enduro. I'd love to buy from MH, I've been going there for my whole riding career and have nothing but great things to say about them.

    Got a competetive quote from Motofit but with reviews in this thread I think I'm going to stay clear.
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  18. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    Any word if MH managed to get KTM street back for 2014?
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  19. nobody

    nobody motomaniac

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    There is a 990 and Dukes on the floor...
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  20. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Sorry-yes, they did get them back right after my last post in this thread.
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