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Offline Kamanya

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« Reply #60 on: January 14, 2007, 01:03:07 am »
I'll put money down that I have had the most shit of any KTM950 owner in SA wrt bike giving kuk.

KTM WC have been great in sorting me out.  And I didn't even buy the bike from them.

I ride it very hard, and since the last rebuild, my Bike runs flawlessly.

I bought the bike purely from a performance point of veiw knowing that I would have to work  at maintaining a good connection with the dealer.

I don't regret my choice one bit.
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« Reply #61 on: January 14, 2007, 08:17:47 am »
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I'll put money down that I have had the most sh*t of any KTM950 owner in SA wrt bike giving kuk.


Don't bet on it. My mate's 950 has cost him over 60 G in less than 3 months. KTM eventually rebuilt his motor 3rd time round for free. :shock:  His number plate reads 'NOT SO CLOCKWORK ORANGE'. I'll post a pic later
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« Reply #62 on: January 15, 2007, 07:18:46 am »
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Koplamp if I can recall,one of your panels did come off at 175km/h, after a service from Donfords.The panel torn out and forced you sideways,scaring the hell out of you.For me it's same sh!T made by a mechanic as in the case of PS.

So IMO everybody is experising the same amount of bad service once in a while.

 :D Ride the bike that gaves you the thrill :D


Kat this is true. It was however closer to 190 km / h that this happened. On the standard GS the plastic tank cover is held on by a screw that I now refer to as "goodluck". It's goodluck if it holds the panel in place.

Anyway, BMW collected the bike from home and returned it the same day. Damage replaced.  :D

I have nothing against the brand. Perhaps my issue is more personal (top case and sputtering GS) and that maybe why I am venting my frustration with bad service in general. KTM has excellent products, but bad service and support can damage their package.
 

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« Reply #63 on: January 15, 2007, 04:08:56 pm »
Whoever disagreed with me actually agreed with me... if you read again  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  too funny.


So KTM wasnt made aware of this thread, which might be an injustice after alll, because it would be good of them to know of the frustration by owners of the brand.

I think SGB and PS would get on well in real life too btw..  :D  :D  :D  :D
 

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« Reply #64 on: January 15, 2007, 08:20:45 pm »
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I think SGB and PS would get on well in real life too btw..  :D  :D  :D  :D


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« Reply #65 on: January 15, 2007, 08:59:56 pm »
About that sense of humour...... :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
C'mon guys, chill.....
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« Reply #66 on: January 15, 2007, 09:01:34 pm »
See KTM dealers are not that bad, ours even help repairing Beemers now and then, it is under a hellova lot of kicking showing signs and protest, but a bit of violence and slap on the head helps. :lol:  :twisted:  :D


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« Reply #67 on: January 16, 2007, 09:37:10 am »
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Just for the record.... 8)

To buy a bike just for the performance it delivers is silly and stupid. One must look at the whole package (sales, product, service, support etc)



intitially when I read this, i thought horseshit. But it got me thinking. We buy cars with what in mind? Service, warranty, backup, dealer network, etc.

I dont know too many "mainstream" folk who would happily go and buy a Trabant (sp) - most would go for something more appropriate to SA's condtions.

Reasons being that a cage is expensive, costly to run (what isnt  :roll: ) and a necessity for a lot of folks.

A bike is sometimes a luxury item for a lot of folk. Therefore they are prepared to put up with stuff that they might not put up with a cage. Reasonable?

So it stands to reason then, that if one is buying it as a primary tool of transport, that you might choose something with a better backup and dealer network? (dare i say bmw?)

but perhaps with different criteria if its a fun thing.....


I agree with you Lito


I totally disagree - for me the performance and other things that made me buy the bike in the first place,weigh heavier than the road-assistance
for example.And I don't think the other dealers and brands that much better.

Koplamp if I can recall,one of your panels did come off at 175km/h, after a service from Donfords.The panel torn out and forced you sideways,scaring the hell out of you.For me it's same sh!T made by a mechanic as in the case of PS.

So IMO everybody is experising the same amount of bad service once in a while.

 :D Ride the bike that gaves you the thrill :D


To understand my view regarding buying a bike (also for other toys) it wpuld be best to read this article I wrote many moons ago for the BMW motorrad website. And again its MHO.... 8)

http://www.bmwmotorrad.co.za/lifestyle/articles/display.asp?Id=343
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« Reply #68 on: January 16, 2007, 09:57:07 am »
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I'll put money down that I have had the most sh*t of any KTM950 owner in SA wrt bike giving kuk.


Don't bet on it. My mate's 950 has cost him over 60 G in less than 3 months. KTM eventually rebuilt his motor 3rd time round for free. :shock:  His number plate reads 'NOT SO CLOCKWORK ORANGE'. I'll post a pic later


You sure.......abput your facts...3rd time?  :shock:
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« Reply #69 on: January 16, 2007, 04:32:36 pm »
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I think SGB and PS would get on well in real life too btw..  :D  :D  :D  :D


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 :tard: I wish that were the case...  :roll:

But yes, I am sure you lads would get on just fine!!!! :D
 

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« Reply #70 on: January 16, 2007, 05:38:29 pm »
Somehow this has gone straight for the BMW vs. KTM nerve. Why does this happen so often?
 

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« Reply #71 on: January 16, 2007, 05:41:11 pm »
small dick syndrome across the board. i have been guilty myself  :roll:

but thats what I asked earlier on - why bring bmw into this bitch about KTM WC service? doesnt make sense to me, except to stir up shit.
 

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« Reply #72 on: January 16, 2007, 05:52:41 pm »
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small dick syndrome across the board. i have been guilty myself  :roll:

but thats what I asked earlier on - why bring bmw into this bitch about KTM WC service? doesnt make sense to me, except to stir up sh*t.


I think it's the wonder of modern marketing. You buy a product, one that has certain unique characteristics that makes it unique. After you bought it, the alternative (I think it's called opportunity cost) starts to weigh in on your mind. Wondering if you did the right thing. Asking yourself those questions that you need to answer on you way to self-actualization. Satisfying them higher needs. I guess that is why we are all here - we are seekers of exploration or adventure - not satisfied ever with that what we have.
 

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« Reply #73 on: January 16, 2007, 05:55:00 pm »
sjoe - dit was diep. and rather accurate imo....
 

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« Reply #74 on: January 16, 2007, 05:56:38 pm »
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I guess that is why we are all here - we are seekers of exploration or adventure - not satisfied ever with that what we have.


Sums me up quite well, except for my choice of bike.  :)
 

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« Reply #75 on: January 16, 2007, 05:58:01 pm »
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sjoe - dit was diep. and rather accurate imo....

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