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Old 01-01-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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Connecticut KTM owners ?????

I am thinking about purchasing a 990 Adventure.
My two closest KTM Service departments will be:
Manchester Honda in Manchester,CT
Motofit in Danbury,CT

Any recommendations as to who has the better service dept ?

Any likes , dislikes , warnings ???

George in Bristol,CT
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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I too have a 990, I will be going to Manchester. I haven't hit any service milestones yet...The owner is a Club member(Ramblers Motorcycle club) and rides with many members. He also owns a 990.
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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motofit has a really bad service dept rep. stear clear... as far as sales, they sell bikes very cheap. but, there have been a bunch of horror stories regarding service there. just an fyi.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:43 AM   #4
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Manchester Honda has been in business for at least 40 years. I have never had to use a service dept for my KTM's, but their parts accessory guys are very knowledgeable and they have a good stock of parts. (for the dirt bikes at least)
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:52 AM   #5
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You'd best learn to service the LC8 yourself. There is only one KTM service tech I knew who I would ever let touch mine and he was in Boise Idaho and the poor guy died. That guy knew his stuff and took pride. Be careful with that engine and service techs. Real careful. Again, do it yourself and know it's done and done correctly would be my advise.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:52 AM   #6
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i too have a 990, i will be going to manchester. I haven't hit any service milestones yet...the owner is a club member(ramblers motorcycle club) and rides with many members. He also owns a 990.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:57 AM   #7
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I've always used Manchester Honda motorcycle shop. Really, really nice guys who know their stuff.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:08 PM   #8
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motofit has a really bad service dept rep. stear clear... as far as sales, they sell bikes very cheap. but, there have been a bunch of horror stories regarding service there. just an fyi.
+1,000,000,000.

I am in the middle of a rant w them, up in other threads.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:19 PM   #9
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You'd best learn to service the LC8 yourself. There is only one KTM service tech I knew who I would ever let touch mine and he was in Boise Idaho and the poor guy died. That guy knew his stuff and took pride. Be careful with that engine and service techs. Real careful. Again, do it yourself and know it's done and done correctly would be my advise.
What if he does it himself but he is a hack? He strips out the nuts and bolts, overtorques stuff, uses loctite high strength on his spark plugs?
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:37 PM   #10
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At least he didn't pay to have it done ! Lol
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:56 PM   #11
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Cliff's in Norfolk Ma. , Nice guys small shop knowledgeable. Also no complaints about Manchester either.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:54 PM   #12
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At least he didn't pay to have it done ! Lol
true! Really sucks when you pay to have a hacked up bike. I could do that all by myself!
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:26 PM   #13
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At least he didn't pay to have it done ! Lol
No, but he'll pay to have his own f-ups fixed!
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #14
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+1 for Manchester Honda.

Pro Tip: Use their website (hondaktm.com) to order parts from, and check the "in store pick up" option to save yourself about 20% of the over-the-counter cost on any part.

I bought my 450 there but couldn't come to an agreement on the 2008 990 they had so I got mine in North Hampton MA. I'd recommend either Manchester or North Hampton.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:30 AM   #15
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No, but he'll pay to have his own f-ups fixed!
You calling the OP a f-up ?
Lol
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