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Old 02-24-2015, 01:05 AM   #1
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1190 petrol tanks need a recall, check yours for damage !!

My 2013 model 1190 has had its petrol tank rubbing on the frame on the left hand side of the bike, the tank itself is scolloped out & worn away, the frame tube has not only had the paint rubbed through but more worrying is the fact that the metal is also worn & pitted. Theres a flattened section of the tube about 50mm long. I had never taken the tank off my bike before, until i was checking for the first time if my air box had ingested dust as so many others have done world wide. Guess what ? mine too has been sucking in dust. KTM have told me their happy to replace the engine, complete, the damaged petrol tank also, plus the 2 main radiator hoses, also worn by the tank, but deem the frame tube damage as acceptable !!!! Calling it : a minor rub mark : even though a similar amount of missing metal after an accident would have any insurance company writing my bike off as a total loss.
I have never put Ethanol added fuel in my bike which can distort the tank.
Check your frame tubing & tank guys, imagine if the tank had worn completely through, fuel leaking directly onto your hot engine, while traveling at speed.
If this doesn't warrant a recall on all 1190,s I don't know what would.
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:08 AM   #2
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sorry to hear that, sounds pretty bad indeed


would you mind puttin a pic of the damaged frame part?

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Old 02-24-2015, 03:17 PM   #3
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What country are you in? And oh yeah some photos of the issue please.
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:06 PM   #4
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I'm in Australia guys. Heading off on a 2 week trip today. I've tried loading photos but had no luck, file too big, even for individual photos, help !
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:17 PM   #5
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Just upload to Photobucket and then paste the IMG link.
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:28 PM   #6
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Calling for a recall based on a sample of one is a little extreme.

I bet you can cure that issue with a small effort. I have a bunch of different bikes and always inspect for rubs when a tank is removed. Something is causing a misalignment. Foam pads often work wonders. Zip ties can pull back wire bulges and such.
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:21 PM   #7
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That sucks. but its hard to say it needs a new frame , its rubbing and not bent due to impact so i would'nt be to worried, just ask for a complete power parts upgrade for the hassle

BTW my bike came back from a KTM shop not to long ago and i took it apart to fit a new filter set up and found an insert. The insert was made by FWF ozzie filter company and sits infront of the stock filter, still rekon it's crap though.

have a great trip!
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