Hello Advriders, I have sadly watched my summer riding escape me. Unfortunately, earlier this summer I was unable to get the my 2004 KTM 950 Adventure started. It became very difficult to start and with the air intake removed I could see gas popping back out of the carbs. Juggling multiple car and bicycle projects I decided to get someone to tackle the troubleshooting. A local recommend 'KTM Mechanic' was given to me by DC's Motorcycle Facebook group. He seemed knowledgeable of LC8's and KTM and could handle getting it back on the road. This turned out to be nightmare. 4.5 months and he was never able to repair anything. Constantly delays and even worse I was not able to trouble shoot my self because the bike away from me. He said he ordered two 'carb kits' but they ended up being the wrong ones. At this point I don't know what actually ever got done. I don't think he ever removed the carbs to clean. That aside, I would love to find someone local who actually has knowledge on these bikes. I may end up just working on it through the winter, as passing off to a mechanic was suppose to free me up to ride in the summer / fall quicker. Anyone have mechanic or shop they could recommend? I am starting to lose trust in others who say they are qualified.