KTM recall on front wheels

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

  1. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    that's the one....:evil

    freshly 'squ-ounded'..... and the nasty marks on the rim bead are from several well aimed smacks to flatten it out.
    Had the rim been a 'harder' type it may have been a catastrophic failure?


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    I'm still amazed the tube didn't go pop at the point of impact!
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  2. Darin

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    Holy SHEEEit Braaap,

    How did that hit feel up the forks, into the handlebars and through your arms? OUCH!

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  3. Frank Warner

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    :huh see the sproket ... that would be a rear rim there Darin.
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  4. Darin

    Darin WYSIWYG (WIZ-zee-wig)

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    Oh shit, I knew that....... :baldy
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  5. braaap!

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    it was my arse that got hammered, along with all my pointy bits!....

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    funny how there's always a camera around when someone stuffs up!
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  6. Tim

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    Just to confirm, having started this thread, I was just given this my my dealer

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    Yes, that's right it's an

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    I'm happy, thanks KTM :lol3 :lol3
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  7. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    and your bike is a 2002, no?

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  8. Tim

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    yep, 2002. Just gave my dealer my frame number and Hey Presto!
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  9. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    Maybe all the '02 bikes should be retired before it's too late.....


























    :hide
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  10. Mack

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

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    Sweet, now that's awesome! I expect the T.B. doesn't apply to KTM N.A. but I'll be checking into it. (With my luck it's a Channel Island only T.B. :lol3 )
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  11. rallybug

    rallybug Local Yokel

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    Well, Guernsey is...... different :D
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  12. Mack

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

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    Now if you were a Jerseyman those might be considered fighting words, (Hey don't get touchy, I didn't even mention Sark?) :lol3

    KTim was sharing the situation on Guernsey, and it's pretty cool, they dealer until recently was the only one in the islands, and he was the importer as well, (still is to the best of my knowledge) best part, he deals with the factory directly, very cool. (Same name as me, great guy as well. :evil )

    Got to see all kinds of SMR's, 660's, and even sat on the SuperDuke when I was there. I'd kill for that kind of dealer here, and my dealer is actually pretty good, just doesn't get the quanity in.

    Saw some pics of the new 560 SMR, Sweet. Now that's a Isle a Man rig if I ever saw one!

    Hijack mode off.
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  13. Tim

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    Hey Mack, you know alot of stuff about the Islands!!

    Should I mention that I sat on the 950 supermoto while I was there :hide
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  14. Mack

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

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    Man your a Bastidge sometimes, new very sweet wheel, planting seeds about S/M's in my head....... still I got's to back up my Guernseyman buddy, when the other Isle blokes start chiming in. :lol3 Can't get the 950 S/M out of my mind, if it had the looks of the SE 950, rather then the squat lines it gets with the 17's I just know that I couldn't resist it, as is I'm having a hard time at present. From P.K. on everyone had raved about the bike, and the feedback from those at the dealer show, was the same, they said it turns it so fast and effortlessly, etc. etc. We had a six day track package, six seperate days for $600 this year if you prepaid, but it's Ducati involved/sponsered so it's Euro bikes only, and the VFR 800 isn't eligilble. One track it a bit tighter, the other wide open and a bit bumpy, so the 950 S/M would fit the place of the VFR/Duke II and 950 ADV for both tracks......

    I was really leaning toward keeping just the 950 and a EXC, but now I just don't know.........

    Back on thread topic....... if that wheel had come in black, we wouldn't be on speaking terms for a least a week! Can I register my 640 in Guernsey, did I mention I need a wheel????
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  15. daotoys1

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    Does any one out there have the exact KTM models, years and frame number ranges that this KTM recall covers ????

    And, is this for just front wheels, or both front and back wheels???
    :ear
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  16. katoom_950

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    I have the VIN numbers (3,373 bikes) on excel file, where do you want it?
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  17. katoom_950

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    ...During production it has occurred that front wheels have been manufactured on tolerance limits.

    On the 640 Adventure model – with its high admissible overall weight and the high brake forces on the large 320 mm disc brake - an unfavourable overlap of these tolerance limits (tightening torque of spoke nipples, torsion angle between rim and hub…) in combination with inadequate maintenance can result in an increased stress of single spokes and therefore in their reduced lifetime."

    The campaign code is 09/01/025/HQ-E

    It concerns bikes of MY's 01, 02 and 03, ALL COUNTRIES are involved...

    It is a one for one swap, the original must be returned in order to get replacement.

    Cheers
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  18. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Thanks for that. :thumb


    My dealer's gonna be getting a call tomorrow. :evil
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  19. meat popsicle

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    ooo, my bike is in the shop right now... might have to mention this to them :D
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  20. Tim

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    I guess that this is why they did a recall.

    I just changed the tyre from my old front wheel to the new one as I have to return the old wheel to the dealer for him to return it to Matighoven.

    I found five :eek1 :eek1 yes, FIVE broken spokes and that is only after a 2000 mile ride. Fortunatly Mack had helped me to zip tie the spokes before we left so there was no harm done - thanks Mack :freaky

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    So that's now a total of eight broken spokes on that wheel in three years and 10,000 miles, never had another broken spoke in 20 years of riding.