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Super Duke Recall
« on: August 09, 2015, 03:22:22 am »
http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-news/ktm-recalls-1290-super-duke-r-due-to-potential-fire-leak-ar170403.html

http://globalnews.ca/news/2153420/serious-motorcycle-crash-in-richmond-closes-shell-road/

One of the guys I ride with on weekends is in ICU, no visitors, a friend slipped in last night at midnight and the night nurse let him peek thru the window. Gerry is bandaged from head to toe with only his nose not bandaged.

If you know someone who is riding one of these make sure they him know about the recall.

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Re: Super Duke Recall
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2015, 05:44:57 am »
Wow, that's just horrible. I'm very sorry to hear that and I hope your friend makes it through it ok.
Its a good thing that you're putting the word out as that needs to happen ASAP.

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Re: Super Duke Recall
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2015, 06:48:15 am »
Can't say for sure if it caught on fire before the crash or crashed and caught on fire, Gerry has not spoken to anyone since the accident.

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Re: Super Duke Recall
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2015, 08:49:09 am »
Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery to your friend  :028:


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Re: Super Duke Recall
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2015, 09:40:32 am »
Studley, a nasty incident,  our thoughts go out to your friend for a quick and healthy recovery   :028: .
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Re: Super Duke Recall
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2015, 09:57:14 am »
Yes... fuel and hot engine parts are never a good combination.... I hope your ride buddy recovers and if the fire was a result of the leak and not post accident then I should imagine KTM lawyers are a little worried right now!
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Re: Super Duke Recall
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2015, 10:05:23 am »
*Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
Yes... fuel and hot engine parts are never a good combination.... I hope your ride buddy recovers and if the fire was a result of the leak and not post accident then I should imagine KTM lawyers are a little worried right now!
Even if post-accident, the recall problem could have been the main cause of the fire.  It seems to me very few newer cycles catch fire in a crash.

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Re: Super Duke Recall
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2015, 08:48:47 pm »
Wow, last year I'd read reviews on the KTM and thought it impressive enough to consider testing one...  perhaps a good thing I didn't follow through!

I hope your friend fully recovers.
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