Not "f"ing again

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Not "f"ing again

Postby jonnyrotton » Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:52 am

So my 1290 clutch cover that was just replaced 1000 miles ago for leaking through the clutch cover casting at the previous 5,800 mile mark is leaking AGAIN in the exact same place. The cover is on back order, as is my fork seals and was my rear valve cover gasket. So in 2 1/2 months of ownership, my bike has been in for 5 warranty issues. At least I can say, as for now, no rear hub issue. I do love this bike even with the warranty issues. But, I am growing tiresome of the consistency of stupid things, that on much cheaper motorcycles, I have owned, have not experienced the "ktm character"!
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Re: Not a "f"ing gen

Postby AZ1290R » Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:04 am

Sorry to hear about your issues, I've been keeping a close eye on all those trouble spots on mine, nothing yet, only have about 800 miles on the bike so far, but I did pick up a stupid construction staple in the rear tyre that even after a quick prayer before pulling it out that it didn't go all the way through, no such luck, the sound of the tyre pissing air wasn't exactly music to my ears...normally would just replace the tyre, but I'm getting cheap so I just dismounted and patched since the two little holes were almost center of the tyre. Just installed the KTM heated grips, you know how cold it gets here in Phoenix :mrgreen: Hope your issues clear up, it is an awesome bike.

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Re: Not a "f"ing gen

Postby jonnyrotton » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:57 am

Scott huh. I just sent a powerparts seat to a Scott in California with a (black) super duke with only 800 miles on his bike too. And yes I put heated grips on my bike to because of the frigid Arizona weather. Plus I just mounted new tyres, not because of a staple (thank god) because at 7,200 miles my rear was done.

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Re: Not "f"ing again

Postby AZ1290R » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:04 am

Funny how the site won't let us spell tyres the right way! Europeon spell check I guess. :roll:
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Re: Not "f"ing again

Postby jmann » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:47 am

AZ1290R wrote:Funny how the site won't let us spell tyres the right way! Europeon spell check I guess. :roll:


Au contraire comrade AZ1290R: It corrects it so that the other 95% of the English speaking world know "wa chu ona bout" :roll:

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Re: Not "f"ing again

Postby jonnyrotton » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:00 am

Crazy how I had just mentioned to minimoto racer how I replaced my tyres because of mileage not a staple. Well the following day to "break in" my tyres I got a 3" screw in my 100 mile old tyre. But on the bright side (if there is one) since I decided to "patch" instead of plug the tyre, I needed to dismount the tyre. So I went ahead and did the preparations to have my rims powder coated orange to match the frame :) They are at the powder coaters now, should see them in 5-7 days. Unfortunately the weather here is in the mid 80's for at least that long.

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Re: Not "f"ing again

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:18 am

AZ1290R wrote:Funny how the site won't let us spell tyres the right way! Europeon spell check I guess. :roll:


As I'm from the country that invented the language I can assure you it is spelt correctly. The server is just trying to correct you wayward rebels across the pond :lol:
"They lie about marijuana. Tell you pot-smoking makes you unmotivated. Lie! When you're high, you can do everything you normally do, just as well. You just realise that it's not worth the f*cking effort. There is a difference."
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Re: Not "f"ing again

Postby ferret990 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:51 am

The Yanks might spell it wrong, but even though you Poms invented it, for some reason you absolutely slaughter it when you speak it :roll:

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Re: Not "f"ing again

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:43 pm

ferret990 wrote:The Yanks might spell it wrong, but even though you Poms invented it, for some reason you absolutely slaughter it when you speak it :roll:


:lol: :lol: :lol: That's rich from you lot!
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Re: Not "f"ing again

Postby AZ1290R » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:32 am

Colonel_Klinck wrote:
AZ1290R wrote:Funny how the site won't let us spell tyres the right way! Europeon spell check I guess. :roll:


As I'm from the country that invented the language I can assure you it is spelt correctly. The server is just trying to correct you wayward rebels across the pond :lol:


Well said, I guess us rebels in the new country have our wyres crossed, nothing a good set of plyers won't fix. :mrgreen:
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Re: Not "f"ing again

Postby AZ1290R » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:35 am

jonnyrotton wrote:Crazy how I had just mentioned to minimoto racer how I replaced my tyres because of mileage not a staple. Well the following day to "break in" my tyres I got a 3" screw in my 100 mile old tyre. But on the bright side (if there is one) since I decided to "patch" instead of plug the tyre, I needed to dismount the tyre. So I went ahead and did the preparations to have my rims powder coated orange to match the frame :) They are at the powder coaters now, should see them in 5-7 days. Unfortunately the weather here is in the mid 80's for at least that long.


Sorry about the screw, crazy luck. Post pics of those wheels once mounted, looking forward to seeing them. And it does suck to miss a week of perfect riding weather, but lot's more of that to come in the weeks ahead
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Re: Not "f"ing again

Postby Speedo007 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:06 pm

jonnyrotton wrote:So my 1290 clutch cover that was just replaced 1000 miles ago for leaking through the clutch cover casting at the previous 5,800 mile mark is leaking AGAIN in the exact same place. The cover is on back order, as is my fork seals and was my rear valve cover gasket. So in 2 1/2 months of ownership, my bike has been in for 5 warranty issues. At least I can say, as for now, no rear hub issue. I do love this bike even with the warranty issues. But, I am growing tiresome of the consistency of stupid things, that on much cheaper motorcycles, I have owned, have not experienced the "ktm character"!


Reminds me of "the character!of my 2013 Ducati Monster 1100 evo. Paid 18000$ with taxes and accessories and had 6 warranty claims in like 3 months (6000km), I sold it, couldn't take it anymore.


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