Had to leave bike at the dealer...

Post Reply
RDKLL
Supporter
Supporter
Posts: 99
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:19 am
Country: USA
City: Mesa
Year: 2017
Colour: Silver

Had to leave bike at the dealer...

Post by RDKLL » Sun May 06, 2018 2:30 am

So I had my 9300 mile service and the brake recall scheduled for today. Was going to take a quik ride with my wife on a road that has been recently redone. The fuel gage read zero with fuel in it...got to the dealer and they were looking at a couple of other things. The tech came and got me and asked if I ever saw the cruise control light blinking and I said no. He then went on another test ride and it the cruise control did not work. He said he was going to reflash the dash and ecu. I was in the waiting are and he walked back and he did not look happy...then he said that the bike quit communicating with the computer and the dash was blank and when the key was turned on, only the headlight and the tail light came on. He said he has to contact KTM on Tue because the dealer is closed on Mondays.
What I had happen before this was when the ignition was turned on, the tach would swing up and then swing down, but instead of swinging down, it did like the second hand of a watch back to zero. After it did that, the the alert for service quit showing on start up. The the fuel gage this morning, then the cruise control freaking out to finally a blank dashboard...
I know that as issues go, I have been pretty lucky but this is really screwed up...any thoughts
Tony

Superdave99
125cc
125cc
Posts: 26
Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:58 am
Country: United States
City: Houston
Year: 2017

Re: Had to leave bike at the dealer...

Post by Superdave99 » Sun May 06, 2018 4:03 am

That sux... hope they get it sorted :shock:

WERAracer
125cc
125cc
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:34 pm
Country: United States
City: Ken eat Square
Year: 2017

Re: Had to leave bike at the dealer...

Post by WERAracer » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:00 pm

Not to your specific problem with electronic gremlins, but did have motor quit when exhaust servo failed at 3000mi. Steering head bearings loosened at around 5000mi. Wear item, not covered by warranty! High beam switch failed, covered. and the kicker....warped rotors at 15,000. Bike still under warranty but again, wear item. Dude, I'm 72 frick'n years old. Do you think I could ride hard enough to warp the rotors? Most miles on the slab and of course no racing or track days. Starting to lose faith in KTM.

DaveNZ
900cc
900cc
Posts: 439
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:20 pm
Country: New Zealand
City: New plymouth
Year: 2016

Re: Had to leave bike at the dealer...

Post by DaveNZ » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:50 pm

^^ Warped rotors should be covered, Ducati replaced lots of these on there Street Fighters. it seems the quality of rotors across lots of bike manufactures is of poor quality, Aprilia's suffer from warped rotors also. Brembo build to a price, KTM put the best M50 callipers on the 1290s then shit disc's. not appreciated by us riders.
2016 1290GT-remus link and muffler, 2010 Black 1200 Multistrada full Termi system with mapping, 2005 SMR 640, full Titanium system, Mikuni flatside racing carb, 2 sets of wheels, 18 litre tank, and a nice soft seat.

Aussie Dave
900cc
900cc
Posts: 456
Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:30 am
Country: Australia
City: Brisbane
Year: 2017

Re: Had to leave bike at the dealer...

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:28 am

I'm not convinced that 'Brembo' are as good as their marketing reputation... :| .

They might have a great reputation on the track (racing speeds without the milages we do or the hill starts with hot pads etc etc), but for road riding, I'm not so sure they are worthy of the extra price for so called premium parts......

I'd be happy with a set of Nissin's like on my Honda - 13 yrs old & I just change pads & fluid when due (and clean the pistons)......... and after 130,000kms, still original disc's (straight and true but now showing some pad wear).

The price we pay for European exclusivity maybe..... :roll:...... still love my GT.

A BMW friend owns a current model R1200RT - from new, 1yr old - it recently developed an ECU fault (keeping him off the road :shock: ) ....... we rely on a lot of electrickery as well as the basic's like tyres/brakes/plugs etc ...... so long as things don't fail out in the middle of nowhere I suppose :lol:

Cheers from Aus
Current delights...1290GT-2017, CBR1100XX-2005

Prev loves...Capo1200TP-014, CBR11xx-002, 2xFZR1000genisis-94, FJ1200-89, FJ1100-84, XS1100P, VF1000F-83, CX500, VF750S, KZ1000J1-81, KZ1000ST-79, CB750F2-77, CB360T-74, CB175.. started it all in 1974 ;)

Post Reply