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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2019, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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Brake line rubbing against radiator- does yours?

Hey folks. I noticed that the front brake line is rubbing against the top of the radiator with the wheel pointed in a forward direction. When steering it would constantly rub against the hot radiator.

Has any one else noticed this? Seems like poor design by KTM. I'm not sure that it's a major issue but would it be possible to wear down the brake line after many miles?

I've also attached a photo, it's touching the actual radiator, not the rad guard (evotech)

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2019, 02:10 PM
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I'll check mine and report back. I am about to install galpher line set with brembo calipers and MC so I'll be sure to check this. Might be good area for piece of rubber tubing slipped over line. Looks like you added radiator guard which I did as well.
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Mine is not rubbing with Evotech gaurd installed
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Checked and, actually....

Yes. But showing no signs of an wear. I would have to agree that is seems a bit strange.

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I'll check mine and report back. I am about to install galpher line set with brembo calipers and MC so I'll be sure to check this. Might be good area for piece of rubber tubing slipped over line. Looks like you added radiator guard which I did as well.
Thanks for the tip. I found a bit of plastic hose and slipped it over where it contacts the radiator. Seems to be holding up just fine after a 400km ride today.
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Just looked whilst doing some other stuff. Mine is well clear Of both the Rad and The IBEX guard

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-2019, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks folks, seems like a mixed bag with the brake lines. I've done what Thumper790 suggested with some plastic tubing to protect the line from the radiator, works a treat.

Have to say I'm a bit disappointed with KTM's manufacturing quality.. I've also had issues with leaking forks, leaking sump gasket all within 1,500 kms. Luckily the bike is insanely fun to ride!
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Actually glad you did this post. Although mine is not rubbing I will pay close attention that new brembo setup with new lines dont rub there
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