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Hey guys and gals; I'm new here so this is my first post and unfortunately it's a terrible one. I'm currently having problems with my 790; it's not letting me start the bike at all. When I turn the ignition on and wait for the electronics (fuel pump etc) to clear, everything looks normal. But when I tap the start button it'll try to start and turnover but nothing and then it'll pop up with "MTC failure". The battery is good the fuses are good but I'm at a loss here. Can anyone help?
 

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Welcome to Team Orange!

Awesome first post, my favorites. :crying::grin:
 

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Yes I tried switching the MTC/MSR off, switching modes, unplugging the fuses etc etc. Still nothing. Weird thing is once you try to start it and it doesn't start it won't even let you swap to a different mode after that.
 

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Yes I tried switching the MTC/MSR off, switching modes, unplugging the fuses etc etc. Still nothing. Weird thing is once you try to start it and it doesn't start it won't even let you swap to a different mode after that.
MTC failure doesn't always mean its the MTC causing the problem, it could be something simple like a low battery charge. disconnect the positive terminal on the battery, charge over night, then reconnect. it may clear any faults etc. (meant to disconnect negative terminal first so no risk of shorting out i know, but I'm careful:wink:) good luck.
 

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MTC failure doesn't always mean its the MTC causing the problem, it could be something simple like a low battery charge. disconnect the positive terminal on the battery, charge over night, then reconnect. it may clear any faults etc. (meant to disconnect negative terminal first so no risk of shorting out i know, but I'm careful:wink:) good luck.
This has been my experience on modern bikes with lots of electronics. They tend to throw a lot of errors with a low battery.
 

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MTC failure doesn't always mean its the MTC causing the problem, it could be something simple like a low battery charge. disconnect the positive terminal on the battery, charge over night, then reconnect. it may clear any faults etc. (meant to disconnect negative terminal first so no risk of shorting out i know, but I'm careful
) good luck.
This has been my experience on modern bikes with lots of electronics. They tend to throw a lot of errors with a low battery.
Yes I've charged the battery a number of times. Simply because of all the starting I've been trying to do. It has drained it so I would charge it back up to 100% and try again so the battery is good
 

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Yes I've charged the battery a number of times. Simply because of all the starting I've been trying to do. It has drained it so I would charge it back up to 100% and try again so the battery is good
That can be misleading sometimes as the battery voltage may drop suddenly while attempting to start the bike. This happens a lot of faulty batteries.

Have you had the battery load tested?

I would also check the battery terminals as this is a known issue on many bikes as well.
 

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Yes I've charged the battery a number of times. Simply because of all the starting I've been trying to do. It has drained it so I would charge it back up to 100% and try again so the battery is good
That can be misleading sometimes as the battery voltage may drop suddenly while attempting to start the bike. This happens a lot of faulty batteries.

Have you had the battery load tested?

I would also check the battery terminals as this is a known issue on many bikes as well.

Hmmm, good point. I will check on that tomorrow.
 

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Immobilizer failure. It rears it's ugly head in a number of ways and doesn't always simply say "Immobilizer Failure" on the dash. My bike did the same thing.
 

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Okay so I had it towed to the shop and the results are in. The failure was something called the "pulse generator". Which I've never heard of until now. From what I've gathered from Google it has something to do with giving the spark plugs its spark or something stupid like that. So now it's hurry up and wait until the parts come in.
 

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Okay so I had it towed to the shop and the results are in. The failure was something called the "pulse generator". Which I've never heard of until now. From what I've gathered from Google it has something to do with giving the spark plugs its spark or something stupid like that. So now it's hurry up and wait until the parts come in.
Interesting, if you get any paperwork with part numbers on it would you mind sharing?
 

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Okay so I had it towed to the shop and the results are in. The failure was something called the "pulse generator". Which I've never heard of until now. From what I've gathered from Google it has something to do with giving the spark plugs its spark or something stupid like that. So now it's hurry up and wait until the parts come in.
Interesting, if you get any paperwork with part numbers on it would you mind sharing?
No I don't mind sharing at all. However, a correction is needed. I received bad info from a staff member. It's not A/The Pulse Generator; it's the "Crank Position Sensor".
 

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No I don't mind sharing at all. However, a correction is needed. I received bad info from a staff member. It's not A/The Pulse Generator; it's the "Crank Position Sensor".
That makes a lot more sense.
 

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Ok it's finally done. Here's the service sheet with the Part Numbers as promised.
Hi Snke

I'm new and this is my first post.

I have the KTM790 Adventure and I was looking to see what ways if any I could bypass a sensor problem, if I had one. I also have a KLR650 that I have done over 20K miles from Santiago to Ushuaia back up and onto Mexico. I also have a DR650 in Perth Australia that I do some long off road rides on. So I am an adventure rider and I was hoping the KTM could be my new adventure bike for traveling continents when ever this world opens again.

If sensors are a problem then I may not have the right bike for the job. The KLR and DR650 are simple bikes with little to go wrong and when they do there is normally someone close by to fix it or you can fix it yourself. Is there anyone out there that can tell me how i can bypass or at least not be in a position like Snke whereby you are completely stuck with an unusable bike. If I had the problem Snka had in the middle of Mongolia, how would I resolve an issue like this?
 
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