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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by bumpnthump05, Oct 28, 2019.
What did you end up doing with your 1190?
Most reliable bike I've has was a '17 Triumph Street Twin. I put more miles and less maintenance on that bike than any prior to that besides an '07 Speed Triple (more miles, but not more reliable)
The #1 and #2 complaints among the KTM sub forums is that the dealers and KTM NA sucks. The dealers are completely clueless, while KTM NA is of no help whatsoever. It's too bad, because the bikes are incredible when they work.
I still think someone needs to burn their bike down in protest in front of KTM NA headquarters.
I COULDNT AGREE MORE!!!!! The bike is great when it worked... but between the dealer that was clueless on repair, KTM NA didnt help the dealer, and surely didnt help me until i threatened legal action.
I bought a new wheel from Woody's Wheel Works and haven't looked back. I have almost 45,000 miles on the bike now. It's comfortable and fun to ride on and off road. It's been reasonably reliable, only one mechanical failure while on a trip - the dreaded clutch slave cylinder went on me at ~42k. I'm getting an itch for something else but can't decide what - a lighter/simpler ADV or a sport tourer.
UPDATE: Today I just called the dealer 10 minutes ago. I was told this past Saturday the bike would be ready Wednesday or Thursday. I asked them where it's at. Im currently waiting for a call back from the dealer service manager. But the service desk guy said he's pretty sure it's ready but when i called he was in the middle of cross referencing a battery for it. I guess KTM out of goodwill is replacing my new 6 month old battery that has a dead cell supposedly. Which when i dropped it off the battery was fine. But good news is, by the end of the day, hopefully ill have the bike back fixed with a new battery all free of charge. Only took 2 months to do.
What finally transpired with this whole ordeal?
Everytime I think I want a KTM, I read a few threads and that stops that.
By one...you wont regret it
I always thought the triumphs were solid reliable bikes, ve never owned one,
I've never met a un happy owner or previous owner on my travels
Well? It's been almost a year. What finally happened?