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Old 09-21-2012, 12:59 AM   #1
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2011 KTM Adventure issues

Hi All,

Just back from a 7000km jaunt thru Africa and now it's time to sort out some issues.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated as always as the local KTM dealer is trying, but I'll let your imagination fill in the blanks..

1) On bringing the clutch lever in, the engine RPM shoots up to 5000rpm

2) The engine rpm regularly 'hangs up' around 3500-4000rpm for between 3-12secs before slowly reducing to what you would expect

3) Engine is backfiring on a regular basis

The ECU has been reset,( running Staintunes with the Aka. map installed ) no fault codes logged and the throttle body is in the process of being ultrasonic cleaned. Fuel filter has been changed, air filter has been changed.

Has anyone come across the above before? Looking at checking the fuel pump delivery pressure and fuel injectors next.

The bike had 6000km's on the Odometer when the above issues started to arise.

Any advice would be much appreciated

Cheers from the desert,

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Old 09-21-2012, 08:11 AM   #2
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Items 2 and 3 sound like an air leak...

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Old 09-21-2012, 12:21 PM   #3
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Yep. Sounds like an air leak here too.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:37 PM   #4
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First 2 sound like badly adjusted TPS
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:30 AM   #5
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Yep. Sounds like an air leak here too.

Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated. It's a work in progress so will report back when I nail it!

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Old 09-22-2012, 06:22 AM   #6
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First 2 sound like badly adjusted TPS
Assuming the TPS is out of adjustment / position, how does one re-set it back to nominal?
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:01 PM   #7
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Assuming the TPS is out of adjustment / position, how does one re-set it back to nominal?
Here ya go
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:35 AM   #8
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Hi All,

For all those that have to deal with KTM Dubai... DON'T!

That's the first lesson I've learnt.

After the having the bike in the their workshop for 2 months, the only decent technician in the the place found that the fuel injector was not seated properly. Thus allowing air to be sucked in.
Picked the bike up and took it for a test ride, and sure enough he had in actual fact NAILED IT.
WELL DONE to Haris.
Unfortunately after having done 1500km it is now doing it again!
This leads me to believe either the throttle body housing where the injector sits is distorting slightly when hot, as it seems to be more prevalent after sitting on 130km/hr for 2.5 hrs or the injector itself is worn/loose.

Hope this helps anyone who has similiar misadventures!

Just remember, stay away from KTM Dubai. They are absolutely atrocious!!!
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:59 PM   #9
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Hi All,

For all those that have to deal with KTM Dubai... DON'T!

That's the first lesson I've learnt.

After the having the bike in the their workshop for 2 months, the only decent technician in the the place found that the fuel injector was not seated properly. Thus allowing air to be sucked in.
Picked the bike up and took it for a test ride, and sure enough he had in actual fact NAILED IT.
WELL DONE to Haris.
Unfortunately after having done 1500km it is now doing it again!
This leads me to believe either the throttle body housing where the injector sits is distorting slightly when hot, as it seems to be more prevalent after sitting on 130km/hr for 2.5 hrs or the injector itself is worn/loose.

Hope this helps anyone who has similiar misadventures!

Just remember, stay away from KTM Dubai. They are absolutely atrocious!!!
could be something as simple as replacing the seal ring on the injector.
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