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Old 07-12-2005, 03:05 PM   #1
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KTM recall on front wheels

My dealer phoned me today and asked me to check my frame number as he had been told via the KTM dealer net that there is a recall on some '02 and '03 front wheels. He was only talking to me about my '02 LC4 Adventure so I don't know if other LC4s or the 950 are included. I will try to find out more from him when I call him back with my frame number tomorrow. Could be that KTM have finally accepted that there is a spoke issue?
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:12 PM   #2
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wait till loaded finds out...

hopefully they will replace them with buchanans laced to excel rims and talon hubs

after all they owe us for the inconvenience.

might even have to throw in the same in a rear for our trouble and the mental anguish caused by the thought of a front rim failure...

can I get an AMEN?!?

maybe woody can get the contract to build them
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:37 PM   #3
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BTW, what was the frame number range he gave ya?
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:55 PM   #4
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On the phone with cyclezone KTM right now, he's checking the dealer net...
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:56 PM   #5
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Says he doesn't see anything. I'd be interested to know the frame numbers myself.
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:13 PM   #6
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There was some front wheel failures on 2002/3 bikes ....also there was a KTM recall on the triple clamps on them.....Im guessing some big MFs were jumping canyons or flying off cliffs and landing front end first....with a full tank of gas (7+gals on the AdventureR)...........

So if your checking the front wheels....check out your lower triple tree too..........

And dont chase any parked cars....if you know what I mean.

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Old 07-12-2005, 04:30 PM   #7
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There was some front wheel failures on 2002/3 bikes ....also there was a KTM recall on the triple clamps on them.....Im guessing some big MFs were jumping canyons or flying off cliffs and landing front end first....with a full tank of gas (7+gals on the AdventureR)...........

So if your checking the front wheels....check out your lower triple tree too..........

And dont chase any parked cars....if you know what I mean.

let's roll with it!

so we have excel/talon/buchanan wheelsets and now Emig Triple Clamps

I'll take mine in orange annodized

this is turning out to be a good day!
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:36 PM   #8
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I sure hope so. I put a dent in my front rim on my first ride. I complained to KTM Australia and was told something was in the wind. An excel would be great, but I doubt it.

I know of three 05 640 ADVs here in Oz with forked front rims. Must be dealer pressure.

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Old 07-12-2005, 04:41 PM   #9
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From the little bit I know about KTM's approach to TB's, it's very regional. For example, KTM UK (can't say for KTM Europe) has been pretty good at covering corrosion of 950 spokes, but the KTM NA hasn't acknowledged it, (Not that it's a big issue in the US.)

I'd guess there is a good chance tha KTM NA won't feel the need to address this either, especially if they aren't aware of the problem. The TB numbering system is even coded/number differently by region as far as I can tell.
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An excel would be great, but I doubt it.

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your right - greedy me...

how about the buchanans? (and lacing of course!)
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:47 PM   #11
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I sure hope so. I put a dent in my front rim on my first ride. I complained to KTM Australia and was told something was in the wind. An excel would be great, but I doubt it.

I know of three 05 640 ADVs here in Oz with forked front rims. Must be dealer pressure.

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Sadly your issue is different then ours, your front end being parts binned off the 950, comes with that soft front rim. Bet they address that for you personally, as in a case by case basis.
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:50 PM   #12
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wait till loaded finds out...
oh he knows.....
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I just got off the phone with the dealer, yes, it's happening. The new front rim is a new stronger rim, changed the annealing process apparently. A matter of getting my wheel out there for a few days to allow them to change things over.

Good stuff.
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:55 PM   #15
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So they're fixing the rims but not the spokes

Will find out as much as I can and post tomorrow.
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