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Old 09-08-2006, 06:38 AM   #1
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Texas dealership ?

I have been to 2 ktm dealerships in central Texas. Neither one of them sell twins. Where is everyone finding bikes? I can only find off-road thumpers and have yet to see a dual sport. Does anyone know of a ktm dealership that sells all the ktm models?
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Old 09-08-2006, 06:59 AM   #2
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Cycle Town South

1620 S. I-35E
Lancaster, TX 75146

Owner - Curtis White
972-230-1870

Located just south of Dallas and well worth the trip.
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:08 AM   #3
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1620 S. I-35E
Lancaster, TX 75146

Owner - Curtis White
972-230-1870

Located just south of Dallas and well worth the trip.
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:51 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I'll definitely go check them out.
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Old 09-08-2006, 01:56 PM   #5
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What achange and scottr said, Curtis is the best. Whatever you do, DON"T let TJ's work on it. They (Brian) gave me my 950 in pieces when they couldn't fix it and charged me $70 for one hour labor while it was under warranty. As it turns out, they created the problem doing the 600mi. service. The tech/janitor/dog connected the right side tank vent to the fuel pump vent which caused the fuel pump to fail intermittently. Also the valves were way too tight and I (among others who shall remain nameless) suspect the 600 mi. service was not done correctly either. Curtis did a complete 600mi. service, replaced the fuel pump and KTM picked up the tab since I was not the first person to bring in a bike that TJs could not repair. And no Im not bitter at TJs. They just dont have any business working on a 950.
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:09 PM   #6
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:01 PM   #7
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Scott, give me a shout (PM) when you get ready to go. I'm in Arlington amd have been wanting to go check them out. Be nice to meet another Adv'er in the area.
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Old 09-09-2006, 06:24 AM   #8
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Hmmmmm.... I bought my 950 from TJs used. It had problems: a rear brake that dragged (they replaced it at no cost after repeated attempts to fix it), the battery was marginal and died after two rides, and the fuel pump died after about ten rides. Since I bought the bike "as is" I guess I can't complain, but now one of the posts on this thread worries me: MY bike had the fuel pump breather routed to the right side tank breather as well. So, when I installed the new fuel pump, I just duplicated this. What, then, is the correct routing for the fuel pump breather?
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:58 AM   #9
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KTM has 2 types of MC dealership options - one for the small, off-road bikes only, that DOESN'T include the LC4s or LC8s, or any street-legal bikes; and one that covers the whole line. Cycle Town South is a full - line dealership.
I have had mixed experience with Curtis - he is not an "over & above the call of duty" guy, but if you stay on top of what you need done, it gets done right. He basically has a monopoly on the LC4/LC8 market in Texas (other than Houston or Lubbock), so take that into consideration. Curtis rides a 950 Adv, so he ain't no fool.
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:53 AM   #10
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Good point soundasleeprecording, but I still won't take my 300exc to TJ's for service. I am still pissed about taking a fully functional working bike in for repair, under warranty, receiving it back in pieces, non-functional and charged for the service. Maybe I just have issues.


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Basically from what I remember Curtis showing me (he had/has a 950 on the showroom floor w/ the tanks off) the fuel pump vent has a tube that is tie strapped to the frame. It goes up the frame for a few inches and loops back down. I believe it is routed this way to keep water out when you ride streams and such. The tank vent goes down in between the clutch cover and the motor cover that protrudes in front of it. I hope this helps
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:49 AM   #11
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Thanks, just in time!

I'm putting everything back together right now. And, as I'm doing this, I wonder: why do the tanks have a top vent (right near the turn signals) and a lower vent halfway down the tank?

Just asking.
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Old 09-09-2006, 06:07 PM   #12
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The vents hoses at the front of the tank and looped up thru the fairings are the tank vents. I cut out the inside liner of the fairings near the elbow and ran those two hoses to a " T " in the center than ran a hose up to the top of the fairings and put a vent cap from an MX bike on it . A lot of people leave it short and put a vent cap directly at the elbow . This makes it a lot easyer to remove the fairings with out a hose looped thru it , also with a little triming you can put a spare tube in each fairing . You just have to remember witch side the front is in and witch side is the back . Or take both sides off like I do . The vent on the inside of the tank further back is the drain for the gas cap reccess , if you overfill or splash a little gas it will drain thru that hose , it should drain out the bottom under the bike . The fuelpump drain is a safty , if the pump seals fail the gas should drain away from the engine , If it does you need a pump anyway . Hope this helps . SEYA
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:00 PM   #13
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Scott, give me a shout (PM) when you get ready to go. I'm in Arlington amd have been wanting to go check them out. Be nice to meet another Adv'er in the area.
So sorry. I missed your post. Was up there all day today. Picked up my bike. Will be back up there Thursday most likely for first service.


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