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Old 03-22-2018, 06:08 AM   #41
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Any update?
Rob, I just got back from Florida last night, but I have been talking to Cycle Shack on the phone. The news is back from KTM. They don't have a "crate motor" per se, and they aren't going to give me a new bike, so ... Cycle Shack plans to rebuild. They are getting a parts list together, will order (or have ordered) and rebuild. I have had a chance to talk to and gain trust in the mechanic who is doing the work. He has several decades of experience rebuilding motors. Although, I am a little concerned that we were not able to determine the problem that created this mess.

I have asked about the extended warranty, but I guess I wasn't clear, because the service writer kept saying that all their work and parts are warranted for 90 days. The bikes warranty is for two years beginning 9/17 so the 90 day warranty isn't really helpful. At the very least, they should extend the warranty for two years from the date of the rebuild.

I am certain there will be the normal break in period after it is rebuilt, but after that I intend to give it a severe thrashing!!! Hopefully, anything that isn't tied down, will show itself.

So, now it's wait and see. But since I'm back I plan to go in today, talk and maybe take some pictures.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:51 AM   #42
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Well, guess that's good news. Hopefully many happy miles after this. Terry is picking up a new to him bike today, buying back one he sold to me that I sold ect. lol. I might go down later, you should swing by his place too.
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Old 03-31-2018, 04:33 AM   #43
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:22 AM   #44
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:42 PM   #45
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Sad to hear this Joe, the dam thing felt fine when I rode it to BMW. Hope CSN treats you right. KTM needs to step the heck up on this.
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:21 PM   #46
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Re: Super Duke disaster

So, I have talked to KTM Customer Service. They have approved rebuilding my engine. Cycle Shack North ("CSN") has ordered parts but there still is some conversation around; 1) what caused this and will it happen again and 2) the plan to repair the head by CSN, KTM corporate says everything needs to be replaced.

I have strongly suggested that at the very least the warranty needs to be restarted since this is such a new bike. They have said they will work on it.
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:13 AM   #47
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:24 AM   #48
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Back on the road?
Not yet. They got the new head and found they could not remove the spark plug shaft insert without damaging it. This is the insert that is above the spark plug hole in the head to insulate the plug coil. So they have ordered a new one and contacted KTM in order to figure out how to insert it. To remove this on my 990, just takes a lot of muscle.
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:44 PM   #49
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Heard the Duke is running!
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:40 PM   #50
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Heard the Duke is running!
Yes sir, that is true! Wanted to do a lunch today, but it wasn't done until late afternoon.

Here it is in the garage, with it's other KTM friends.

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Old 04-26-2018, 09:41 PM   #51
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How about now???

/rant on ... Sometimes figurin' out Googles security process is a pain. You should be able to just say 'share publicly' and have it work, but some 25 year old genius at Google decided to make it very cryptic with Shared Albums along with Share Photos and if you don't get it just right, your picture isn't shared. /rant off
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This is what I am talking about, you can see it and Jerry can't! Hopefully it get's itself worked out.
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