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Old 07-30-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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Question KTM 1198 hot ass

Fellow 'Orange Crushers'. Has anyone noticed their ass is warming without turning the seat warming switch on? All the under seat electrics, computer and battery are slowly being cooked, the left leg too.

Any one heard or know of a KTM fix, besides selling the bike ? The warmer climes will make the bike a furnace in summer!
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:47 AM   #2
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You're not alone there, boy! I think the problem is that the frame is open under the seat and that the rear cylinder head is mighty close.

I think I'm gonna get some heat shielding to put under the seat/across the top of the frame under the seat.

Tancaker on this forum has put some strips of plastic at the sides of the seat down, attached to the frame in order to deflect heat away from his thighs.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:40 AM   #3
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Saying this, since the first day. Some of the northern countries riders still don't accept that, there is too much of heat, but I still insist too that, the heatnot supposed to have been at this extent on this class of all new bike. They had all the possibilities to overcome this issue at the design phase. Now after everything is finished, I see no more chance of KTM engineers will itch this matter any more. I think they consider all the riders put on their full leathers because they are riding around GrossGlockners everyday.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:58 AM   #4
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Here is the photo I hope it gives you a view.

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps4efb6b47.jpg
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:51 AM   #5
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Heat shield idea:



Plan B to increase air flow under the seat:

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:06 AM   #6
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Even my pillion felt the heat :) at traffic lights . Well you don't need a heated seat
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:13 PM   #7
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It seems that ktm have release a thermic shield and should be available to our local dealer; the information is on ktm french blog
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:36 PM   #8
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That means, summer has finally arrived in Austria. I still haven't received even the simple sidestand spring replacement; can't imagine that I can get this so called shield within august, before the end of summer
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:37 PM   #9
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By the way today my friend in the dealer has sent me a message saying that ktm has announced a tech bulletin concerning the heating, but didn't go into detail yet.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:41 PM   #10
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That means, summer has finally arrived in Austria. I still haven't received even the simple sidestand spring replacement; can't imagine that I can get this so called shield within august, before the end of summer
Congrats ! you win a free heat seat for next winter and for the sidestand it seems (from the same sources) should be replace by a ktm recall...
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:44 PM   #11
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Hhehehe I know the spring matter; that's what I tried to mean, still they haven't received spring of recall here
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:47 PM   #12
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It seems that ktm have release a thermic shield and should be available to our local dealer; the information is on ktm french blog
I tried looking for it but couldn't find it. Can you post a link?
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here for the seat: http://www.ktmadventure.com/essais-1...s/#comment-515
here for the sidestand replacement: http://www.ktmadventure.com/essais-1...s/#comment-482
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:52 AM   #14
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Thanks fellow crushers for the advice. Sounds like we will have to find our own solution? The design engineers and bike testers need their gonads fried! Check the French site, need to copy and paste the dialogue to a language conversion site.
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