Overheating Husq 701 Enduro - KTM warranty... heeeere we go!

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  1. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Buy a WR250R next time. They're bulletproof.

    You reckon KTM chose the slogan "Ready to Race" so it could void warranty claims?
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  2. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    What exactly are you asking?
    Is there a bike manufacturer that offers a liberal and generous warranty on bikes with off-road usage?

    Do you really think that Quality was job one at Ford?

    Does Irish Spring soap truly smell like a spring day in Ireland?

    Do Dogs really know it's not Bacon?
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  3. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Pretty all of them. I've yet to have any dealer of any make ask me where I've been riding when I've brought a bike in to have a mechanical issue fixed under warranty. This includes my Africa Twin, which had several problems. Especially considering that KTM promotes the 701's bike's offroad ability on its website, I'd expect them to do the same during the warranty period.


    "With the ability to conquer urban environments and treacherous offroad terrain with equal composure, the 701 ENDURO LR reaches the next level of versatility."

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  4. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Your expectations may be disappointed.

    If you're taking promotional copy at face value, you might have larger issues. Unless you're six
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  5. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Super Moderator Supporter

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    Warranties are nothing more than documents that originate in Marketing, get sent to Legal for review, and mimic a typical first date...as in there’s always an out if needed.
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  6. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    And a spring day in Ireland smells like stale beer and acid rain

    ***And Celtic pussy if you're lucky
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  7. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    I’ve owned lots of DPs and adv bikes, zero issues getting warranty issues covered. This must be a KTM thing. Can’t blame them I guess given their street bikes’ lousy reliability Thanks for the heads up. :thumb
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  8. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Are you also a KTM owner? Honda spent a small fortune fixing all the issues with my AT. Didn’t cost me a dime.
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  9. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    You don't come here for the bear hunting, do you?
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  10. Navin

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    You made a series of decisions that left your bike broken thousands of miles away from where you bought it, and then played the victim card hard in your first post here. You rode it into the abyss. You overheated it till you boiled even the clutch fluid. You failed to inspect/maintain it. You moved thousands of miles from the dealership. You transported it internationally.

    So, This internet shaming KTM for repairs.... Seriously, look in the mirror. Take responsibility for your own actions.

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  11. Navin

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    We all love reading about how Honda constantly repairs their reliable bikes. Go Big Red!
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  12. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    :rofl
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  13. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    Looks good, ride, ride, ride.
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  14. Wallybanger

    Wallybanger Shraper & Braper

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    Huh.... So you must ADVride around your livingroom I guess. For those of us who actually ride our bikes, a long way from home is typically where they are when they break.
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  15. Wallybanger

    Wallybanger Shraper & Braper

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    Haha, yup, this is now the reality I live in
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  16. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    Why? Now you can ride while waiting for the replacement radiator to arrive.
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  17. Navin

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    95% of riders with any sense would have let the bike cool down before riding it out of something obviously over their pay grade.

    You came here not looking for help fixing your bike or understanding your own failures. It was intended as leverage against a company who looks to have had nothing to do with your situation. The title, your "no choice" statement, seriously was this a joke thread?

    Personal responsibility is a thing.
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    Raced them for a bit, and sold them for a bit. Left the brand in ‘11.
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  19. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Wait till he sees how much they cost :rofl
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  20. Adanac rider

    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. 62 Supporter

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    My understanding of Warranty is to remedy a manufacturers defects . That said dirt bikes are made for a certain amount of abuse .But by your honest account of events leading to your situation I would call it "OPERATOR ABUSE:baldy :dhorse:nono if it were my bike . Why did the radiator have a hole in it ? If the radiator has a hole in it because of improper rubbing from factory you may have a claim , in the pic it looks bent though . The oil consumption before the rad leak is what would bother me , I would be dropping the oil for an inspection .I'VE spent a good amount of money fixing my own OPERATOR ABUSE scenarios. Probably the best lesson in dirt bike abuse avoidance was never idle or slip a clutch in too high a gear when in 5 mph or less movement situation . There is a fine line between getting things hot and breaking down oil properties . I.M.O.
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