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by Mickwatson
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Engine warning light
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Engine warning light

Engine warning light flashes 8 long then 8 short as bike warms up, once up to temp and ignition turned off then restart and it's ok.
Anyone know what this sequence of flashes mean.
by Mickwatson
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: General failure on cold starting
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

Re: General failure on cold starting

Bike now starting fine, but general failure and engine warning light comes on after 5 minutes running, I have to switch it off 2 or 3 times or until it's fully warmed up, then it's ok, thinking of buying a fault code reader and checking it myself, as my dealer said they don't know why it's coming on.
by Mickwatson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: General failure on cold starting
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

Re: General failure on cold starting

Have gone back to a standard battery now, bike starts ok, but engine warning light comes on after 5 minutes running, if I switch off then restart it's ok, sometimes I have to do this 2 or3 time's before riding, by which time start to wonder if it's worth bothering, so very rarely ride it now. I just...
by Mickwatson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Reliability

Having spoken to dealer, apparently ktm electronics don't like our cold wet climate, this is why I'm having so many electrical problems.
That's really cheered me up, so now I'll just move to another country so I can ride my bike.
by Mickwatson
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Reliability

So, I understand now why we have so many problems with the electronics, ktms are not really designed for the UK weather.
Wish I'd known this before buying.
by Mickwatson
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Electrical problems
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Electrical problems

Has anyone else found that with all the electrical problems they can still trust that the safety side of them will work when required, ie abs and traction control, I've been having electrical problems and have now noticed that it's affecting traction control and anti Wheely, I can see this bike and ...
by Mickwatson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Cold starting
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Re: Cold starting

Done all the battery connections, bike starts perfectly but throws general failure and engine warning light comes on after 5 minutes, if you switch off and restart all is ok, it comes on after about 5 minutes running, once it's warmed up it's fine. Sometimes if it's really cold icy you have to resta...
by Mickwatson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Start up from cold
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Start up from cold

When starting from cold, engine starts instantly, but as it warms up, after 5 minutes I get general failure and engine warning light comes on, if I switch off and restart all is ok. Could it be the temperature sensor or something else. Took it in to have brake recall done and asked them to plug in a...
by Mickwatson
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: 2018 sdr are all the issue's sorted !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3455

Re: 2018 sdr are all the issue's sorted !!!

2016 SDR constant electrical problems and very poor backup, I'd give at least another year.
by Mickwatson
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: General failure on cold starting
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

Re: General failure on cold starting

Bike now starting ok, but shows general failure and engine warning light comes on after 5min running, switch off then restart and all ok.???
by Mickwatson
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: General failure on cold starting
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

Re: General failure on cold starting

Well I took the bike in to have the recall on the brake done, and asked them if they could plug it in and see what's causing the general failure, they said they cleared the faults, but could not tell me what caused them, checked my battery was okay and said that they could do no more. Very helpful. ...
by Mickwatson
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: General failure on cold starting
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

Re: General failure on cold starting

I've fitted a new lithium Ion battery fully charged, but when starting engine turns over a couple of times then sometimes fires up, then after a couple of minutes shows general failure, switch off and restart and all ok, if it doesn't start then I have to put the battery on charge and try again late...
by Mickwatson
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: General failure on cold starting
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

Re: General failure on cold starting

I've fitted a new lithium Ion battery fully charged, but when starting engine turns over a couple of times then sometimes fires up, then after a couple of minutes shows general failure, switch off and restart and all ok, if it doesn't start then I have to put the battery on charge and try again late...
by Mickwatson
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Cold starting
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Re: Cold starting

Thanks Dave, tried to start it today and it turned over twice then it just clicks and everything goes off as if the battery is dead, charged battery off bike and it started ok then general failure, switched off then on again and it's ok?
by Mickwatson
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: General failure on cold starting
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

General failure on cold starting

When cold starting it throws up general failure and engine warning light, switch off then restart a couple of times and all ok, wtf is going on, have stopped ridding the bike due to this, and am now considering selling it.
by Mickwatson
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Cold starting
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Cold starting

2016 SDR 5k miles, when starting from cold engine turns then stops as if it's got a flat battery, fitted new one fully charged and still the same, after several attempts it will start but shows general failure and engine warning light comes on, if it's switched off then started again everything is f...
by Mickwatson
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Shift light
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Re: Shift light

4k miles but even if I reset shift light it still flashes between 6-7k even when engine up to temp
by Mickwatson
Sat May 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Shift light
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Shift light

I've tried to reset my shift light several times but it still flashes at 6 to 7k, anyone know how to cure this. I always let the bike warm up fully before riding