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MTC failure

Post by DaveW » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:01 pm

I had a MTC failure come up on my dash.
This is not the first time ,as ive has the servo motor replaced last April.
Thinking it was the same issue i took the bike into the local ktm shop in Invercargill (thats at the bottom of the South Island for you over seas ppl) at the Burt Munro.
Anyway they were all over me a great help on a friday afternoon.Setting up the computor and yes telling me that its a servo issue.

Great, as I was heading home the next morning 650km ride though some fantastic high country passes ...in limp mode !!!

Also, a three week delay to get a new servo from Austria.. Great ...no F#@K it

Anyway the next morning i was showing a mate and we noticed a loose nut on the exhaust end of the cable. We tightened it up, started the bike and guess what?
The MTC Failure had gone :lol: It was a relief phew......
The cable was not under tension and this is what caused the issue

Something to keep an eye out next time. I will also advise the KTM dealer of our finding.As they didn't do a physical check of anything.Just relying on the computer...

The engine light was still on(no warning on MTC) and after a coffee at out first stop the engine light was gone.

So no limp mode home :D :D :D

Had a great time at the Burt. Well worth the 1960km round trip.


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Re: MTC failure

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:58 pm

Cheers DaveW....... Great report......funny how everybody goes to the Ipad first before doing the 'look for a cause' .... ;)

Prob should've labelled the post "MTC failure - simple fix" . Anyway, well spotted! 8-)
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Re: MTC failure

Post by DaveNZ » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:10 am

DaveW wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:01 pm
I had a MTC failure come up on my dash.
This is not the first time ,as ive has the servo motor replaced last April.
Thinking it was the same issue i took the bike into the local ktm shop in Invercargill (thats at the bottom of the South Island for you over seas ppl) at the Burt Munro.
Anyway they were all over me a great help on a friday afternoon.Setting up the computor and yes telling me that its a servo issue.

Great, as I was heading home the next morning 650km ride though some fantastic high country passes ...in limp mode !!!

Also, a three week delay to get a new servo from Austria.. Great ...no F#@K it

Anyway the next morning i was showing a mate and we noticed a loose nut on the exhaust end of the cable. We tightened it up, started the bike and guess what?
The MTC Failure had gone :lol: It was a relief phew......
The cable was not under tension and this is what caused the issue

Something to keep an eye out next time. I will also advise the KTM dealer of our finding.As they didn't do a physical check of anything.Just relying on the computer...

The engine light was still on(no warning on MTC) and after a coffee at out first stop the engine light was gone.

So no limp mode home :D :D :D

Had a great time at the Burt. Well worth the 1960km round trip.


cheers
DaveW
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Re: MTC failure

Post by DaveW » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:58 am

What a great backdrop there Dave NZ
I bet you guys are having a buzz.from the Takaka Hill down though Haast Pass and then over the Cardrona to QT
You can imagine 10 of us weaving in and out heading down there other side after lunch and a Good George craft beer 🍻
It's another world though the Homer Tunnel.amazing place 👍
Weather is holding out for you too.🌞

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Re: MTC failure

Post by jfink » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:40 pm

Came off the freeway today, and turned into a parking lot. As I rolled to a near stop, I got an MTC Failure. Then the bike died. I tried to start it again, but it wouldn't. I waited may be 10 minutes and it started and I rode it to the KTM dealer. They were going to need to put it on the machine but wasn't available immediately. I will be going in tomorrow morning, but in the meantime, I will go check my nuts! :oops:

DaveW, when you got the MTC Failure, did the bike die? Or is the MTC Failure and the bike dieing unrelated?
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Re: MTC failure

Post by DaveW » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:01 pm

Hi jfink
No the bike didn't die.
When I started up the like (in the morning) it started fine then the mtc flashed on dash.if I scrolled though the menu it disapared but did come up in the fault section.
And found to be a loose nut on the arm at exhaust end.
Hopefully the dealer will sort for you
Keep us posted...the more info will help others solve any minor issues.

Good luck

Cheers Dave W
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Re: MTC failure

Post by jfink » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:09 pm

DaveW wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:01 pm
Hi jfink
No the bike didn't die.
When I started up the like (in the morning) it started fine then the mtc flashed on dash.if I scrolled though the menu it disapared but did come up in the fault section.
And found to be a loose nut on the arm at exhaust end.
Hopefully the dealer will sort for you
Keep us posted...the more info will help others solve any minor issues.

Good luck

Cheers Dave W
Will do! Thanks.
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Re: MTC failure

Post by jfink » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:24 am

Took it to the Dealer yesterday. I was surprised by how long they spent on it. The only error code they found was a U1709 code??? They told me it's a failure of the lighting system? May have happened due to low voltage, after the engine died and I tried to restart it. The technician said he could not understand how a lighting error would cause the bike to die. I agree. They want to ride it with a data logger, to see if any codes are thrown while running. I will take it back next week.
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