Recall or not a Recall ?
Having just got home from a trip I found a letter waiting for me from KTM.In short the letter is regarding the 21" front wheels on LC4-E and SXC bikes 2000 trough 2005. As the only real problem that I've had with my machine is spokes that snap I was interested to read that KTM are urgeing owners to return their bikes to the dealer so as " retaining clips" can be fitted to the front spokes. KTM however donot say that there was a manufacturing problem, they only say that " some owners are not diligent when it comes to spoke maintenance ".
Having seen a picture of these retaining clips I was not impressed as they look very much like an afterthought and don't think that any of us would buy a bike new if it had these clamps fitted to the front wheel. I will be writing to KTM to suggest that a replacement wheel would be a better solution, Which brings me round to the reason for this post. Has anyone expireanced similar spoke faults or indeed recieved the same letter from KTM, if so what are your thoughts on the proposed retaining clips and what are you going to do about it ?
Please, I welcome any feed back on this issue.
This is a somewhat late edit, but to up date this thread I've had the clamps fitted to my front wheel by my local dealer. (Who by the way was very helpful). The addition doesn't look to bad and has stiffened the wheel up no end with out affecting the handeling of the machine so as a result I'm pleased with the out come and my faith in KTM as a company has been restored. The KTM clamps are sertainly a better solution to the problem than any thing I could have cobbled out of my shed. conclusion Star's out of 10.
Last edited by leslyrix; 29 Nov 2006 at 23:19.