Originally Posted by Tseta
So, why did KTM go and change the cush drive design? Was the switching from an angular contact bearing to two ball bearings done in search of a performance increase or a cost reduction? This one is not too difficult to guess...
Nice detective work, and thanks for the write-up.
Just this week I was talking to an experienced m/c technician about it, and his comment was that the nice thing about KTM is occasionally the engineers win over the accountants, and you get good components like that angular contact bearing - despite the expense.
dwayne, I think I'd rather have the KTM parts book in my hand, with the occasional error, than not.