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KTM 990 Adventure Mechanic Needed

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by dino702, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. dino702

    dino702 OFF2BFE

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    Looking for a shop that will do a valve adjustment on my 990.

    I live in vegas and will not go to any of dealerships for anything more than a quart of oil.

    Don’t mind traveling to SoCal for the right shop or AZ

    Thanks
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  2. Ol Man

    Ol Man Long timer Supporter

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    I go to Ken and Joe's in Santa Clarita for my service on my 1290. It is worth the 90 mile drive for me. Jim is the service manager. I was not happy with Chaparall
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  3. Yellowjacket

    Yellowjacket Long timer

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    Lior at Lior's Moto Ride in Corona is a Master Technician on KTM and BMW. Everyone I know takes their adventure bikes there because they trust him.

    He does fantastic work!
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  4. AloneInTheHills

    AloneInTheHills Been here awhile

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    I heard good things about Dale Kieffer at Racer's Edge Performance in Las Vegas. It was from a mechanic who does mostly Harley work and owns his own garage and said Dale is the only guy he refers people to in the city for "metric" bikes. He said Dale is an ex racer he's known for years and is a perfectionist.

    I ended up doing the valve check myself (Tiger 800), but may use him next time as I'll probably do the timing chain and guides.
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  5. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    Vagas is somewhat closer to Phoenix than SoCal & home to Zen Moto & KTM whiz Dillon Dugan (independent shop)--Two reasons why this would be a good choice

    #1. Dillon knows KTM inside out, upside down, top to bottom.
    #2. You will never find a more forthright honest person in MC repair impendent shop in 4-surrounding states.
    And he's just damn good at what he does.

    Dillon Dugan
    Zen Moto
    480-600-2978
    www.zenmotostore.com
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  6. dino702

    dino702 OFF2BFE

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    Looks like a road trip to Corona... Thanks Julie!
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  7. Yellowjacket

    Yellowjacket Long timer

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    Make sure you call him and set up an appointment before you drive that far! :-)
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  8. dino702

    dino702 OFF2BFE

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    Lior is going to arrange for a Saturday drop off. When the shop is closed.

    I already like this guy :clap
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  9. radmann10

    radmann10 Derf Supporter

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    More great info!
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  10. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Dale isn't doing much these days though. I've tried to get him to work on my bikes but he is always shorthanded. Cool guy that does good work.

    Seems more focused on tires and the track days.
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  11. BIG-E

    BIG-E AKA; Mongo-E, Sexy Grande Supporter

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    +1 for ZEN Moto!

    Dillon IS the man!! He just built me the most bestest KTM300xcw Erzburg Edition you ever saw!! He does all my work and has since 2007! An Adventure Guru!
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  12. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Lior………….…………..
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  13. dino702

    dino702 OFF2BFE

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    Lior for the win and worth the 3 1/2 hour drive from Vegas. Thanks for playing everyone!
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