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Old 04-15-2013, 10:21 AM   #286
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The buzz will go away after the 5,000 mile break-in. If you still feel too much buzz, there are options: BRP Rubber Mount

http://www.brpmoto.com/products?page...tegory_id=1774
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:33 PM   #287
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Buzz / vibration

HI GUYS,
Thanks for the responses. I have my clickers all the way in Comfort setting already. A quick check of static sag shows only 10mm of sag, so clearly I have other issues to address first. The PO put the lowering link on it and as he weighted even less than i do, I suspect he did not check / set sag after install. Off to do some sag work and will consider the BRP rubber mount idea. I only have 1100 miles on it now. Sure hope my wrists make it 5k.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:28 PM   #288
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The buzz will go away after the 5,000 mile break-in...
5000-mile break in? I assume you mean 500?
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:32 PM   #289
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5000-mile break in? I assume you mean 500?
Yes 5,000 miles - right about the time of your second regular oil change.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:50 PM   #290
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5000 mile

This is my first foray into KTM's. What happens at 5000 miles?
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:52 PM   #291
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This is my first foray into KTM's. What happens at 5000 miles?
What happens at 5,000 miles?

You'll still have that stupid grin everytime you twist that right grip.

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:07 PM   #292
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At just 175 miles I started having stalling issues when coming to a stop. Tonight I had a hard time starting it after a 5 minute ride to the drug store. FI blink 37 noting a ignition coil/cylinder issue. I will see if there are some loose connections tomorrow. Hopefully it will be a simple fix like a loose wire or something.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:34 AM   #293
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At just 175 miles I started having stalling issues when coming to a stop. Tonight I had a hard time starting it after a 5 minute ride to the drug store. FI blink 37 noting a ignition coil/cylinder issue. I will see if there are some loose connections tomorrow. Hopefully it will be a simple fix like a loose wire or something.
From another thread:

"A few miles down the road Luke's bike dies. NICE! Right now my bike is in the lead for least reliable, so I am pretty excited for Luke's to gain the lead back. Unfortunately it gives us a familiar fuel injection code: 3 long then 7 short. We've already seen this twice and know it's just a loose wire. Crap! I guess my bike is still in the lead. By now we consider this fix maintainace and not a break down. Similiar to my weak rims that get dented every other day."



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Old 04-16-2013, 05:44 AM   #294
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Yes 5,000 miles - right about the time of your second regular oil change.
I can't seem to find anything that indicates 5000 miles is the break in period. According to the owners manual you moderate the throttle and limit RPMs for the first 1000Km. Then you change the oil every 10,000Km. This is pretty much what Triumph recommends (my other bike). Where did you come up with 5000 miles?
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:28 AM   #295
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As a KTM noob...

it seems to me that the weak link in this bike is the wiring loom. I seem to be tracing down a loose wire or one that's not firmly connected more than I've had to do since my '67 BSA Thunderbolt. Headlight was the last one. Solved quite easily but not up to modern standards. I guess such is the penalty for weight loss.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:01 AM   #296
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:02 AM   #297
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I can't seem to find anything that indicates 5000 miles is the break in period. According to the owners manual you moderate the throttle and limit RPMs for the first 1000Km. Then you change the oil every 10,000Km. This is pretty much what Triumph recommends (my other bike). Where did you come up with 5000 miles?
I think what they are talking about is around that mark the bike starts to run smoother, i.e. less vibration. I hit 5K miles so long ago I really don't remember anything changing.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:14 PM   #298
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Static sag and rider sag

What measurements are guys running for Static and Rider sag?
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:00 PM   #299
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So it was an easy fix. The purple/white wire was the culprit as sprouty pointed out. Everything appeared fine so I tugged on the both and the purple/white easily came off. Seemed like it was good enough to make contact but I tightened it and all is well now. Thank goodness! Back to enjoying my bike thats too big for me!
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:50 AM   #300
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So it was an easy fix. The purple/white wire was the culprit as sprouty pointed out. Everything appeared fine so I tugged on the both and the purple/white easily came off. Seemed like it was good enough to make contact but I tightened it and all is well now. Thank goodness! Back to enjoying my bike thats too big for me!
I would recommend sending your suspension out for lowering & respring/revalve so you can reach the ground. I am 5'8" with a 32" inseam & I could only touch the ground with the bike leaned over. I sent the suspension to Superplush and they lowered it 1.5", resprung it for my weight, and revalved to better fit my riding needs (basically everything). I can now touch the ground with the balls of my feet and it handles everything from pavement potholes to log jumping better. I still have about 8.5" of travel front & rear.

It is an expensive job ($1000 or more), but if you get the right stuff done, it makes a world of difference!

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