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Old Feb 23rd 2016, 08:01 AM   #11
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I Ride: KTM Duke R 1299 Pani YZF450 Saxon
I have a KTM as well a 2015 model it's now covered almost 3000km, let me go on record to say that down here the KTM workshop is simply secondhand !, with there so called technical experts not really knowing much about the new RBW canbus bikes, software and stalling issues widely reported worldwide on the forums when I went to them with a bike I purchased new they claimed I'm the only guy in the. World who has this issue?

6 months after owning my first KTM (Duke R) I added a 1299 and only hope that I can get better service from Ducati.

Ducati is not well represented in Cape Town, and this marginalized sales in the past, but I just love both bikes and do not see myself ever going jap again.

In comment to the OP .....yes KTM service is lacking and I have never met a KTM rider in SA who will disagree
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Old Feb 23rd 2016, 09:12 AM   #12
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Why are you knocking KTM dealers because you have a bad experience with one mechanic....


In the time you took to right all this diatribe, you could have probably figured out how to do this simple process yourself.....
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Old Feb 23rd 2016, 11:40 AM   #13
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Why are you knocking KTM dealers because you have a bad experience with one mechanic....


In the time you took to right all this diatribe, you could have probably figured out how to do this simple process yourself.....
not sure what you mean? my issue is not with one mechanic! its with a team stretching from Cape Town to JHB (about the sise of mud Island) in contrast one of the car dealers who I use (based in Gaydon UK) and who have small budget compared to KTM seem to sort out issues fast and the techs in the UK are more helpful or liberal than the boys from Austria?? would you like my comments on Rotax??? I have small aircraft with a Rotax motor also from Austria and getting detailed answers from those priks is also entertaining.

It is embarrassing when KTM South Africa cannot answer or sort out issues with a bike that stalls....like as you are at a stop light and that is friken dangerous, great bike lovely quality, but I think the issue of chasing strict emissions and noise have compromised safty and just general running in the first 20% of the curve, but I am not qualified and nor is anyone at KTM SA to comment on that so I live with very expensive bike that I never know if it will stall at the lights, no doubt you would be happy with that?
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Old Feb 23rd 2016, 12:34 PM   #14
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My comments were not aimed at you, Captain Greg, but at the original post.
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Old Feb 23rd 2016, 01:13 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by ChrisE View Post
My comments were not aimed at you, Captain Greg, but at the original post.
The title was a little sarcastic..obviously..lol I didn't mean every single person who works at a KTM dealer doesn't know what they're doing. I'm sure I could have done a lot of things in the time it took me to post my comment- but guess what you could have too
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Old Feb 23rd 2016, 01:31 PM   #16
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Bingo!
I recognized the cornfield.
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Old Feb 23rd 2016, 10:12 PM   #17
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Pretty much every time I've taken my 1199 to a Ducati dealer for servicing it's come back with a sight glass full of oil. Though I always correct the issue, I keep wondering if maybe there's some secret we're not being let in on regarding oil fill levels....
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Old Feb 24th 2016, 05:16 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by AntiHero View Post
Pretty much every time I've taken my 1199 to a Ducati dealer for servicing it's come back with a sight glass full of oil. Though I always correct the issue, I keep wondering if maybe there's some secret we're not being let in on regarding oil fill levels....
Seriously? When i got mine back i thought long and hard about a reason it would be so full.. and really 2nd guessed myself as to why it was... from the service manual it says an X amount of oil- i've always filled it by watching the site glass and its always been very close to the amount they suggest- i think you can never know how much oil was left in the bike- and thats why the site glass is always the most telling.. So i could never see a reason to be outside of those Min/Max lines on oil.. the guy when i talked to him said that it was something to do with the heads? i have 0 idea what that had to do with anything. Of course this is coming form the same tech that thought it would be 100% OK to leave the crush washer off
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Old Feb 25th 2016, 05:11 AM   #19
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Pretty much every time I've taken my 1199 to a Ducati dealer for servicing it's come back with a sight glass full of oil. Though I always correct the issue, I keep wondering if maybe there's some secret we're not being let in on regarding oil fill levels....
Something simple like the sight glass isn't accurate?
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Old Feb 25th 2016, 10:59 AM   #20
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5 and 5. Then check the sight glass.
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