KTM recall on front wheels

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Tim, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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    My dealer phoned me today and asked me to check my frame number as he had been told via the KTM dealer net that there is a recall on some '02 and '03 front wheels. He was only talking to me about my '02 LC4 Adventure so I don't know if other LC4s or the 950 are included. I will try to find out more from him when I call him back with my frame number tomorrow. Could be that KTM have finally accepted that there is a spoke issue?
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  2. meat popsicle

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    wait till loaded finds out... :arg

    hopefully they will replace them with buchanans laced to excel rims and talon hubs :evil

    after all they owe us for the inconvenience. :deal

    might even have to throw in the same in a rear for our trouble and the mental anguish caused by the thought of a front rim failure... :cry

    can I get an AMEN?!? :ear

    maybe woody can get the contract to build them :D
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    BTW, what was the frame number range he gave ya? :ear
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  4. matey peeps

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    On the phone with cyclezone KTM right now, he's checking the dealer net... :ear
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  5. matey peeps

    matey peeps Bead Buddy

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    Says he doesn't see anything. I'd be interested to know the frame numbers myself.
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  6. daotoys1

    daotoys1 Long timer

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    There was some front wheel failures on 2002/3 bikes ....also there was a KTM recall on the triple clamps on them.....Im guessing some big MFs were jumping canyons or flying off cliffs and landing front end first....with a full tank of gas (7+gals on the AdventureR)...........

    So if your checking the front wheels....check out your lower triple tree too..........

    And dont chase any parked cars....if you know what I mean.

    :freaky :rofl :D
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  7. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    let's roll with it!

    so we have excel/talon/buchanan wheelsets and now Emig Triple Clamps :evil

    I'll take mine in orange annodized :smooch

    this is turning out to be a good day! :freaky
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  8. ozadvntr

    ozadvntr Planning that trip, again

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    I sure hope so. I put a dent in my front rim on my first ride. I complained to KTM Australia and was told something was in the wind. An excel would be great, but I doubt it.

    I know of three 05 640 ADVs here in Oz with forked front rims. Must be dealer pressure.

    Mick
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  9. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    From the little bit I know about KTM's approach to TB's, it's very regional. For example, KTM UK (can't say for KTM Europe) has been pretty good at covering corrosion of 950 spokes, but the KTM NA hasn't acknowledged it, (Not that it's a big issue in the US.)

    I'd guess there is a good chance tha KTM NA won't feel the need to address this either, especially if they aren't aware of the problem. The TB numbering system is even coded/number differently by region as far as I can tell.
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  10. meat popsicle

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    your right - greedy me... :cry

    how about the buchanans? :deal (and lacing of course!)
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  11. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    Sadly your issue is different then ours, your front end being parts binned off the 950, comes with that soft front rim. Bet they address that for you personally, as in a case by case basis.
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  12. Loadedagain

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    oh he knows.....
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  13. ozadvntr

    ozadvntr Planning that trip, again

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    I just got off the phone with the dealer, yes, it's happening. The new front rim is a new stronger rim, changed the annealing process apparently. A matter of getting my wheel out there for a few days to allow them to change things over.

    Good stuff. :evil
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  14. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    :thumb :thumb
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  15. Tim

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    So they're fixing the rims but not the spokes :puke1

    Will find out as much as I can and post tomorrow.
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  16. meat popsicle

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    how much is a set of buchanans?

    if they are fixing the rim that will include a relace - just toss them some buchanans and be done with it! :D
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  17. ozadvntr

    ozadvntr Planning that trip, again

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    Yes, I was told a full relace. From the 640s and 950s I have seen, this is going to be a fairly big recall for Dalby Moto, the local KTM dealer.

    Mick
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    a hundred bones for stainless.... like 85 or some shit.
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    Darin WYSIWYG (WIZ-zee-wig)

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    This is good news for me as well. I bent my front rim on a rock (05 640 Adv) with 18 psi like it was soft butter. I'm calling my dealership today to inquire --thanks for the heads up


    Darin

    UPDATE --KTM Gresham is calling KTM HDQRTS to inquire about the TSB, hope it's good news!
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  20. creeper

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    Apparently, Only US, '03 640s came with the "good" wheels.

















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