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Old 01-16-2014, 10:57 AM   #12
Kedgi OP
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Originally Posted by Off Road Ryder View Post
Im sorry your having issues. I love my KTM lc8 and will never let it go.
The filters have been a common issue on the 990, Im pretty sure there are resolutions.
Not to be critical or judgmental but...
I have to wonder why someone would travel abroad and not works on their own bike?
I prefer riding my bike to working on it. My KLR never missed a beat on a 26000 km trip, not once. Again, replacing a set of these filters is not a job for anyone that's not a mechanic. I am a retired Air Traffic Controller, not a mechanic. Think of it this way, why buy a bike that is going to give you a ton of trouble when you want to ride overland? It's fine if you don't ride far from home, but if it takes fours days to get these filters to San Antonio, how long would it take to get them in Arica, Chile, were i spent a wonderful couple of days riding my trouble free KLR last year. If this bike will clog up so badly it won't run on premium fuel in the USA, why would anyone take it overland where you buy gas in pop bottles at the side of the road in many instances, just as i did last year, in Eastern Colombia nd Southern Peru, trouble free, on my KLR.

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