[USA] KTM 690 Duke 2008 - Paint job

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  1. macutan

    macutan Been here awhile

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    Hi guys,

    I have recently purchase a KTM 690 Duke 2008 (white colour); I really wanted to get it in orange but it seems that KTM only shipped this year to USA their white version. So what i did is I asked my dealer to get it painted in the same way the orange version is.

    Two comments on this matter, when i was first quoted and paid in full for the bike and paintjob they quoted me USD 500 for the paint job, which I think it was already pricey, but i agreed. A few weeks later (while i was getting my motorcycle license and the bike was still at the store (waiting for me to pick it up and them to send it to the painter) I call them up on the status of the paint job and they tell me that the painter won't touch the motorcycle for less than USD 1,000; they mention that there was miss-communication on the day of the sale with the paint job bla bla bla bla and that they will make it up to me on services/ future sales, etc.. I agree to pay the additional USD 500 and tell them to please get the paint job done asap (that was end of August).

    Called them this last week and they told me that they still not done with the paint job as they can't seem to get the stencil (they call it something else) located on the tank that says DUKE, and that they are waiting for KTM to mail it to them or something... to what I reply that at this stage they had plenty of time to get the paint done (bike was paid for since July 2) and that I would rather get that DUKE thing on done during winter.
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    I am now just waiting for this Friday to come and hopefully they will have the bike at their store (back from the painter) so I can finally drive it out.
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    What are your thoughts on my options? Does anyone know where I can get that stencil from? Is stencil the proper technical term for that? Any lawyers here?
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    Sorry about all the rant but this hasn’t been a good experience.
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    Any replies will be appreciated.
    macutan
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  2. apeirce

    apeirce Two ears, one mouth.

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    Wrong forum.

    I think you mean "decals" to go under the clear.

    Just ride it and quit whining. Color doesn't make it any faster. I can think of better ways to improve a bike than a $1,000 paint job (or even $500). Track day and a new set of tires for one. :deal

    Welcome to ADVrider noob.

    Bringing it back old school stylie. :eek1
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  3. motorzen

    motorzen Internet Antagonist

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    White is teh hot.
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  4. macutan

    macutan Been here awhile

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    Hi guys,

    I have recently purchase a KTM 690 Duke 2008 (white colour); I really wanted to get it in orange but it seems that KTM only shipped this year to USA their white version. So what i did is I asked my dealer to get it painted in the same way the orange version is.

    Two comments on this matter, when i was first quoted and paid in full for the bike and paintjob they quoted me USD 500 for the paint job, which I think it was already pricey, but i agreed. A few weeks later (while i was getting my motorcycle license and the bike was still at the store (waiting for me to pick it up and them to send it to the painter) I call them up on the status of the paint job and they tell me that the painter won't touch the motorcycle for less than USD 1,000; they mention that there was miss-communication on the day of the sale with the paint job bla bla bla bla and that they will make it up to me on services/ future sales, etc.. I agree to pay the additional USD 500 and tell them to please get the paint job done asap (that was end of August).

    Called them this last week and they told me that they still not done with the paint job as they can't seem to get the stencil (they call it something else) located on the tank that says DUKE, and that they are waiting for KTM to mail it to them or something... to what I reply that at this stage they had plenty of time to get the paint done (bike was paid for since July 2) and that I would rather get that DUKE thing on done during winter.
    <o:p> </o:p>
    I am now just waiting for this Friday to come and hopefully they will have the bike at their store (back from the painter) so I can finally drive it out.
    <o:p> </o:p>
    What are your thoughts on my options? Does anyone know where I can get that stencil from? Is stencil the proper technical term for that? Any lawyers here?
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Sorry about all the rant but this hasn’t been a good experience.
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Any replies will be appreciated.
    macutan
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  5. macutan

    macutan Been here awhile

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  6. wintonio

    wintonio last of the Dum Dum Daze

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    someone might want to move this thread again... like maybe to orange crush

    One thing though: as an airhead rider, I'd a told you to leave the damn thing white, then take that extra $1000 and go buy 2 fully loaded KLR's (1 set up for dirt, the other super motarded) to ride around when that KTM is at the dealer for all the repairs and maintenance it will constantly be needing :lol3
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  7. Arch

    Arch Incurable Gearhead

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    It's a single, mang. A thumper. THUMPER! :lol3
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  8. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    sorry about your frusterating experience Macutan!

    Don't pay no mind to apierce - apierce is probably the code name for your dealer and he's trying to get you to quit whining about taking your $1000 from you.

    Dude - that is ridiculous!! July 2nd you bought it?? If it's not too late take your bike, get your $1000 back. If your really want to paint it let a private party do it. You'll cut out the middle man and be able to deal directly with someone.
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  9. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    This is REALLY sound advice.

    IME when stuff starts going wrong like this, it usually doesn't stop. Get the bike and get your $1000 back ASAP.

    Then if you still want it painted (and I too think it's better to just stay white, maybe repaint if you have a crash and need to) then go find someone yourself.

    This way if you're not happy with the paintjob, you are dealing direct with the person.
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