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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-23-2019, 01:08 AM
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My AT was first run 000236 and has been flawless, engine case finish is perfect no imperfections shrug first time it has paid to buy a first run bike lol. Have to agree not just bikes but cars also since 2008 (GFC) have all dropped in quality. Most manufactures builds these days are made to last 3-5 years.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-23-2019, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Millieman View Post
I would agree Japanese quality has got worse. You only have to look at the endless issues with Africa Twin. Back in the 80's and 90's I owned many Honda's and tended to hammer them all year round and can't really recall having an issue with any of them. After a good clean up they would look as good as new. After owning a 2016 AT DCT and having had numerous issues with it and after dealing with quite frankly appalling Honda customer services that's me done with Honda.
You might need to read on some of the issues with ktm on there forum, appalling customer service and major reliability issues make for some interesting reading, some owners are racking up over a 100k on crf engines with relatively minor issues, there is no such thing as a perfect motorcycle.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-23-2019, 05:34 PM
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You have to remember too that most people with reliable bikes or cars etc dont post on forums, so the issues you see on forums is a very small amount compared to the happy campers on their bikes etc
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