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Old 12-30-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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Bringing a problem to Palm Desert - Help

As I loaded up my KTM 990 to head for 2 months in Palm Desert, I spotted a nice puddle of oil on the swing arm - presumably from a leaking rear shock seal. I loaded up anyway and now will arrive with a busted bike. Any advice from KTM savvy members would be helpful. I've had some previous dealings with the local dealer, and not sure I would let them at the bike - but could be wrong.
It's beyond my wrenching abilities and I have no place to work anyway.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:38 AM   #2
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There's only one for independent KTM repair. He's a bit more than an hour west of you.

http://liorsmotoride.com/

He has a great reputation in So. Cal.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:45 AM   #3
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Get Dirty Dirt Bikes is best and closest. About 15 minutes away. Up Hwy 62 first left. Great folks. Lior is good too but not close by. I wouldn't deal with the local shop off I 10 either.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:10 AM   #4
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Even though they're located 65 miles from Palm Desert do yourself a favor and have Precision Concepts re-valve, re-spring, and rebuild your shock. Bob Bell is a suspension expert, your bike will thank you!

Precision Concepts Racing
6236 River Crest Drive
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 697-8488

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:39 AM   #5
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Get Dirty Dirt Bikes is best and closest. About 15 minutes away. Up Hwy 62 first left. Great folks. Lior is good too but not close by. I wouldn't deal with the local shop off I 10 either.
+1 for Dave at Get Dirty Dirt bikes. Master gearhead and fabricator!
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:42 AM   #6
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Even though they're located 65 miles from Palm Desert do yourself a favor and have Precision Concepts re-valve, re-spring, and rebuild your shock. Bob Bell is a suspension expert, your bike will thank you!

Precision Concepts Racing
6236 River Crest Drive
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 697-8488

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+1 on Precision Concepts. Well worth the the time and expense.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:37 PM   #7
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Thumb Many thanks to Get Dirty and Dave

Got my bike with rebuilt shock today fron Get Dirty Dirt Bikes (Morongo Valley), and can't say enough about Dave's help and attitude. What a great guy! Because of complications it took a while, but they went way over the top to get it done right!
Then even helped me out with my "stupidity problem" - The right gas line was un-attached - not by them - it was yours truly - and when I filled up (luckily right next door), gas peed all over the place. It was such fun reconnecting it - thanks again Dave!


(now if it would just stop snowing so we could ride )
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