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The KTM spindle swindle

Post by crm250dude on Thu May 05, 2016 5:11 pm

So i needed a new spindle for the front wheel

go to the AMS website - search the diagram of front wheel for my KTM '06 find part number tap it in - £30 happy days...

not available ... call them in the morning

"oh theres a replacement part for that - ill update the website... press refresh"

I press refresh its now £45 -

i said whats the difference -

no difference just new part number

oh and an extra £15 ....

so I call mounters - he says , yea we got that part £35

so i shoot down there .....

oh no sorry this is a replacement part £50 !!

whats the difference - no difference, just a different part number and an extra £15

head but head but
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Post by Taffy300 on Thu May 05, 2016 5:45 pm

I can see you now Spence....I bet you were bouncing
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Re: The KTM spindle swindle

Post by crm250dude on Thu May 05, 2016 6:12 pm

FIFTY BLOODY QUID FOR 6 INCHES OF STEEL PIPE WITH A BIT OF THREAD ON IT ...

AND DOWN THE ROAD IN PORT TALBOT THERE IS A STEEL WORKS CHURNING OUT TONS OF THE STUFF THEY CANT GIVE AWAY !!!!

BOUNCING .... I NEED A DRINK Drink
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Post by steve on Thu May 05, 2016 7:43 pm

KTM= Keep taking money.
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Post by Quattro on Thu May 05, 2016 7:58 pm

That's gay tm for you
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Post by JTM525 on Thu May 05, 2016 8:24 pm

Told you I'd have got it from Et James for you, they were £14 cheaper for that brake pipe I got for that bird than it was at AMS head but
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Post by wolfy on Thu May 05, 2016 8:57 pm

Tis shocking the price of some parts...most really Rolling Eyes

Why you need a new spindle dude bent or worn ?
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Post by crm250dude on Thu May 05, 2016 9:40 pm

long story really... keep getting through bearings - probably the inner spacer tube bit has worn out ... my technician changed the bearings and tightened it up and it threaded ... its never been too tidy really - its a ten year old bike now - that front wheel has seen some rough lanes...

the new spindle and bolt does have an extra cm of thread to be fair

im thinking of boycotting any lane with rocks Razz
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Post by wolfy on Thu May 05, 2016 10:28 pm

Makes sense, your hubs still in good order ?
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Post by mizzed on Thu May 05, 2016 10:39 pm

It's a massive con I just had them side by side and the old and new are identical.. Arseholes Sad

And looks like the one hub is screwed, the bearing keeps dropping out, and that's with a new skf.
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