Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Evansville, Indiana
I think someone said it right a while back. It's clear that the part has issues, nobody can deny that. The question becomes a matter of quantity. It appears the issue is a massive one on these forums because so many people that are on here have had issues with the part. People who have this part fail are also more likely to get online and seek out information about it. These forums only represent a small quantity of the total sales of KLRs. If you sell 100,000 KLR's, and have 5,000 of those people complaining, well that's pretty insignificant to warrant a recall of 100,000 bikes. Considering there are only 2214 members on this forum, then there clearly cannot be more then that complaining on here. Take the other KLR forums and remove any duplicate members and factor them in. Even so, we know 100,000 bikes is a far cry from their real numbers. Would be interesting to know some solid sales figures and solid complaint figures, but I suspect we'll never know either.