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Offline 2wdrift

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1190R Broken Frame
« on: September 01, 2015, 09:49:22 pm »
So I took my bike in for a service, they called me this afternoon to tell me my bike's frame is broken near the top mount of my rear shock.

I will go in tomorrow and take pics, they said they will try for a warranty claim...

I am beginning to lose my trust in the bike, I know I weigh more than the average rider and perhaps I ride harder off road than the average person. But FFS it should handle being loaded with luggage and riding two up on dirt.

Will let you guys know whats up when I know. Will post pics ASAP.
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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2015, 10:09:08 pm »
No man, and I was just looking for one on another thread here. Now I have to start thinking again.

Sorry to hear- hope it gets sorted soon...👍🏻
 

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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2015, 10:11:05 pm »
No man, and I was just looking for one on another thread here. Now I have to start thinking again.

Sorry to hear- hope it gets sorted soon...👍🏻

Nee man, sover ek weet is myne die enigste ene wat dit al mee gebeur het. Ek weeg 120ish en maak asof ek die dakar ry elke dag op hom.

EK sou die bike nogsteeds recommend, maar miskien is ek op die verkeerde bike vir wat ek verwag.
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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2015, 10:15:14 pm »
@Xchallenge

This may very well be the reason for my bikes headshake...
But if I consider everything including my own ideas about adventure bikes I could have pushed the bike harder than it was built for. Perhaps I was on the wrong bike after all... But still this has seriously shaken my confidence in this bike.
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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2015, 10:17:18 pm »
Why don't you swop your bike for 2wdrift's warranty claim and new bike?

Sorted!

2wdrift, sorry to hear about your frame, perhaps it's time for a Boxer engine.

I want commission if you two end up swapping!
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No man, and I was just looking for one on another thread here. Now I have to start thinking again.

Sorry to hear- hope it gets sorted soon...👍🏻
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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2015, 10:20:04 pm »
Why don't you swop your bike for 2wdrift's warranty claim and new bike?

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2wdrift, sorry to hear about your frame, perhaps it's time for a Boxer engine.

I want commission if you two end up swapping!
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No man, and I was just looking for one on another thread here. Now I have to start thinking again.

Sorry to hear- hope it gets sorted soon...👍🏻

I was thinking more along the lines of a SE, something I can push as hard as I want. In the end I will probably break before the SE does.

I cant go back to a GS, they are lovely to ride as a normal human, but the moment the red mist descends I will break it very quickly.
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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2015, 10:20:52 pm »
Why don't you swop your bike for 2wdrift's warranty claim and new bike?

Sorted!

2wdrift, sorry to hear about your frame, perhaps it's time for a Boxer engine.

I want commission if you two end up swapping!
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No man, and I was just looking for one on another thread here. Now I have to start thinking again.

Sorry to hear- hope it gets sorted soon...👍🏻
Excellent idea. I'll take your new bike...😃
 

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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2015, 10:32:52 pm »
find out from manic what happened to his frame crack story - I would insist KTM fixes! :deal:

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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2015, 10:48:56 pm »
find out from manic what happened to his frame crack story - I would insist KTM fixes! :deal:

I'm beginning to believe that KTM sold me a bike that isnt suitable for the purpose. Hence I may be able to claim via the consumer protection act.

After the airbox fuckup and suspension issues I have had plus this I dont know if I want the bike back, especially when I bought it to travel through africa. I cant trust it.
Dont get me wrong its one of the best all round bikes on the planet IMHO but its just not the right bike for me.
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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2015, 10:51:38 pm »
I agree, ask KTM how it's possible that this guy can't even manage to break a frame, but you could?

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/JWIZfYQhgMc&amp;list=PLo2YKlfZDcNF1j8Pdce5spNDjYEOSraHZ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/JWIZfYQhgMc&amp;list=PLo2YKlfZDcNF1j8Pdce5spNDjYEOSraHZ</a>
find out from manic what happened to his frame crack story - I would insist KTM fixes! :deal:
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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2015, 10:53:38 pm »
I agree, ask KTM how it's possible that this guy can't even manage to break a frame, but you could?

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/JWIZfYQhgMc&amp;list=PLo2YKlfZDcNF1j8Pdce5spNDjYEOSraHZ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/JWIZfYQhgMc&amp;list=PLo2YKlfZDcNF1j8Pdce5spNDjYEOSraHZ</a>
find out from manic what happened to his frame crack story - I would insist KTM fixes! :deal:

The guy from Trax said it will need a new frame...
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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2015, 11:10:43 pm »
I think Chris Birch probably weighs 75kg, but nonetheless, then KTM should change the 440kg (?) spec that the bike can supposedly carry

2wdrift I'm sure they will fix/replace frame, but if they don't, make sure to ask them what you did wrong - their answer should be enlightening

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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2015, 11:15:54 pm »
I think Chris Birch probably weighs 75kg, but nonetheless, then KTM should change the 440kg (?) spec that the bike can supposedly carry

2wdrift I'm sure they will fix/replace frame, but if they don't, make sure to ask them what you did wrong - their answer should be enlightening

Dont worry, I will record the conversation... If they decide to be difficult I shall see a lawyer.
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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2015, 11:20:17 pm »
If they give you any excuses, you could always just drop in the 3 words they love to use in all their marketing material and see what they say about false advertising:

"READY TO RACE"
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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2015, 11:29:11 pm »
Best bikes when they are not in the workshop🙊😈
 

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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2015, 06:42:04 am »
Sorry to hear about your frame! :o This sucks! It is like you say, your weight should not be enough to crack a frame, even if you ride it like you do!
Lets hope they fix it for you without legal hassles etc!

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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2015, 06:49:09 am »
Hey D!

Sorry om te hoor oor die frame. Net die footpeg sou my klaar maak die ding in trade.

Soos jy ry is daar net 2 bikes wat gaan hou, SE en as ek die ander een noem gan dit klink of ek bias is  :lol8:

And these clips are new bikes probably used for one promo vid and that's the end off it. All good and well and displays ability but if you keep abusing a big bike like that, something is gonna give

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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2015, 07:16:09 am »
Ouch! Not nice, for you or someone who has just taken delivery of one. Let's hope it's isolated and that they sort you out without any hassles.
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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2015, 07:25:30 am »
find out from manic what happened to his frame crack story - I would insist KTM fixes! :deal:

I'm beginning to believe that KTM sold me a bike that isnt suitable for the purpose. Hence I may be able to claim via the consumer protection act.

After the airbox fuckup and suspension issues I have had plus this I dont know if I want the bike back, especially when I bought it to travel through africa. I cant trust it.
Dont get me wrong its one of the best all round bikes on the planet IMHO but its just not the right bike for me.

How is this KTM's fault?  Surely a buyer should do his own research before buying?
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Re: 1190R Broken Frame
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2015, 07:32:24 am »
find out from manic what happened to his frame crack story - I would insist KTM fixes! :deal:

I'm beginning to believe that KTM sold me a bike that isnt suitable for the purpose. Hence I may be able to claim via the consumer protection act.

After the airbox fuckup and suspension issues I have had plus this I dont know if I want the bike back, especially when I bought it to travel through africa. I cant trust it.
Dont get me wrong its one of the best all round bikes on the planet IMHO but its just not the right bike for me.

How is this KTM's fault?  Surely a buyer should do his own research before buying?

Ok easy there tiger. Let's try to keep the discussion technical
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