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Old 10-11-2012, 12:28 AM   #27
let's keep going...
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Originally Posted by K2m View Post
I'm raceing 36 y/old bikes and have no trouble with getting parts. This bike is so popular you will always get parts
People would be surprised at how available & cheap many of our "old" parts are...

Originally Posted by Tom_C View Post
The United States of America mandates that all parts must be available for 10 years
Not true- however some manufacturers (Honda comes to mind) have simply quit selling OEM parts for models over ? years old.

KTM NA has a modern warehouse full of parts they buy from KTM Austria- stacked floor to ceiling. Some are out of production but there is still inventory scattered around the globe. We shouldn't have an issue for years to come. If in doubt stock up- you could always sell them in the future!

I just bought the last complete Husaberg 570 engine (built in 2009) KTM/Husaberg NA had in the country for a customer who lost his big-end bearing.

When the parts are gone, they're gone.
'06 KTM 950 Adv 'S'
'03 KTM 250 EXC
'87 KLR650 - <200K miles "Like the Energizer Bunny, just keeps going & going..."
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