You may all remember me from my recent posts regarding having a replacement engine installed under warranty after it failed. The bike was off the road for 13 weeks whilst KTM took their time un-crimping their buttholes to make a decision to replace my engine.
NOW there is another major issue. So I had the bike in at my local KTM dealer to have my warped discs replaced and the first 1,000km break in service. (KTM refused to honor the warranty on the discs).
The mechanic uploaded a new map for the Akra and updated software, etc.
The next day I embarked on a 4 day trip to Mt Hotham, twistie-heaven. I noticed almost immediately that the quick shifter wasn't responding well at all so I was using the clutch for most of the trip. The quick shifter only responded between 1st-2nd gear, and even with the clutch, 5-6 change was clunky.
So, back to the mechanic to take a look and after 2 days of KTM head office looking at the mapping (apparently they do it all remotely), they have confirmed that they cannot calibrate the QS. They cannot load in any parameters for the gear shift position sensor or QS sensor. They replaced the sensors, still no luck.
Now I'm in a quandary. I'm waiting to hear back from KTM Australia to give my mechanic the go-ahead to pull the motor again and strip it, to replace the internal GP sensor which apparently sits on the end of the shaft on the inside of the casing and can only be replaced by splitting the casing and removing the engine from the bike.
I suspect my bike will be off the road again for another month.
I use my bike to get to work every day and my local dealer doesn't have a loan bike.
What should I do? I am really at the end of my tether with KTM. I have spent a **** load of time and $$ on this bike. It's a lemon. What is going on with quality control KTM?
The only resolution I see now if this has to happen is I'm going to take KTM Australia to the ACCC and OFT and demand a brand new replacement bike, which I will then trade in with 0km on the clock for an Aprilia, Ducati or Triumph.
I'm so over this ****, it's blown my mind. I had an Aprilia Tuono V4r before this bike. I did 65K over 4 years and it never missed a beat. The quality was amazing. Reliable and fun bike.
I would really appreciate everyone's thoughts on this situation?