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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-03-2018, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Teething issues?
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Teething issues?
Coolant loss every ride.

Overheating
Fan continuously running.

Bad quality plastic mouldings.
Difficulty finding neutral when hot.


Personally I would not buy one until the 2019 revision comes out!
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how many miles have you done if you have had all these problems you have been very unlucky?

for me after dealer changed thermostat under a recall I had leak from a lose coolent hose, not bike fault.

we had a very hot summer in uk this year and I rode both in heavy traffic and fast riding the only time my fan cut in was very slow riding and no over heating.

plastics are ok, worst part is black plastic on tank front.


neutral I had this problem but I found that after adjusting clutch cable it improved significantly,

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Teething issues?
Coolant loss every ride.

Overheating
Fan continuously running.

Bad quality plastic mouldings.
Difficulty finding neutral when hot

Personally I would not buy one until the 2019 revision comes out!
Sounds really annoying.
Thx for the info
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if you have had all these problems you have been very unlucky?

Sounds like one of my many replies from KTM.
You don't work for KTM do you?


All been logged with dealer and KTM CS, still unresolved
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Sounds really annoying.
Thx for the info
No problems, I'd hate another prospective owner to have the issues, I have had to deal with.


KTM Customer Service are the worst, they treat their customers like ....?



IMHO the 24 month warranty is worthless, they invent disclaimers on the fly to suit the issue!
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Sounds like one of my many replies from KTM.
You don't work for KTM do you?


All been logged with dealer and KTM CS, still unresolved
I have no affiliation with KTM however I have purchased 9 KTM bikes over the last 3 years 7 new 2 used so I think I have a lot of direct experience

1290GT NEW ( the only issue I had was software crashed once and needed resetting) exchanged for New 2018 1290R no problems so far

390 USED 2014 No Problems exchanged for NEW 2018 390 no problems

125 USED only failure fan packed up after 3 years fixed myself

125 NEW 2017 issue oil warning light came on frequently replaced by KTM with a another NEW 125 2018 only failure is PP parts have faded replaced under warranty

690 New exhuast weld cracked after 2000 miles replaced exhuast no issue exchanged for a NEW 790 only issue so far leak from coolent hose after thermostat was replaced as a recall

So you can see I have owned a lot of bikes and I have had a few issues all resolved by the dealer. Sometimes it took longer than I wished but it was dealt with.

so are KTM perfect no
but they make a lot of fun bikes

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You can end up with a lemon from any manufacturer, dems the breaks.

It sounds like your dealer is s**t, maybe try another if you can.

Only issue I’ve had so far is tank drainage pipe was blocked.

I checked with KTM and there’s no recalls on my vin

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You can end up with a lemon from any manufacturer, dems the breaks.

It sounds like your dealer is s**t, maybe try another if you can.
Certainly true, I have a lemon!
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Certainly true, I have a lemon!
if you read my post I got my dealer to change a new Duke 125 due to problems. so it can be done

in fact I got triumph to change my speed triple after 6 months as the engine casing was porous and leaking oil and required full engine rebuild with new casings

Mercedes changed my C270 after 8 months as it did not last more than 2 weeks between garage visits

GM changed my Mini van after 8 months due to almost everything failing

So with determination I have always had lemons changed, I am sorry that such a great bike has given you such a bad experience.

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