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Old 03-01-2014, 04:51 PM   #16
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Went straight to the garage and cut away some plastic. Thanks for the heads up.

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Old 03-01-2014, 04:53 PM   #17
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Just checked mine. Same problem, can I just remove the black plastic thingy?
There is a matching plastic thingy on the other side. They are joined together in the middle. If you remove one you need to remove the other. It looks to me that these are kind of simple water dams or something of the sort. With them removed you can see that snorkel/pre-filter would get more fresh air. Tempting for sure to remove them.

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Old 03-01-2014, 09:33 PM   #18
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I did the same thing. Mine had just started to bother the outside sheath.
I guess the Austrians are every bit as stupid as the Germans.

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Went straight to the garage and cut away some plastic. Thanks for the heads up.

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Old 03-01-2014, 09:43 PM   #19
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Love my 990R. Too bad KTM is too arrogant to recall this flaw.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:51 AM   #20
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Fixed this and the "other' issue

Well I fixed it and then decided to fix the other well known "design flaw" you would think KTM could have addressed by themselves.
Wiring Harness:


Mud guard cutting the swing arm:

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Thanks to the OP for the heads-up on the harness. Much appreciated and another endorsement of the good folks on this forum.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:02 AM   #21
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Yeah thanks. I fixed mine while I was doing the oil change. I trimmed a nice hole for the wires to move through. Good job, thanks again.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:10 AM   #22
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Done

Fixed mine last night
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:35 AM   #23
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I'll get at my mudguard when I swap tires in a month.
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:29 AM   #24
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i just checked my 990, and the sheathing is broken.... i will fix this before taking it out again.

thanks again neptune for posting this up, it is very appreciated!
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:59 AM   #25
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I just checked mine on my '11 990 Dakar. I have 7500 miles on the clock and so far things look okay. The wire lome is really tight when the steering head is at full lock to the left, so I will keep a check on wires until I pull the tanks for the valve check. It looks to me that the cover that applies pressure to the wires can be relieved in that area eliminate the problem
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:12 AM   #26
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I just checked mine on my '11 990 Dakar. I have 7500 miles on the clock and so far things look okay. The wire lome is really tight when the steering head is at full lock to the left, so I will keep a check on wires until I pull the tanks for the valve check. It looks to me that the cover that applies pressure to the wires can be relieved in that area eliminate the problem
I took the covers off without removing any body work. Just lock the steering to the left. The screw is the same size as the small torx that hold the glove box on. My sheathing wasn't broken, but the wires were. Unplug the wires and carefully slit the sheathing back and you will see where the wires are pinched. Don't assume your wires are ok, look at them.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:24 AM   #27
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I took the covers off without removing any body work. Just lock the steering to the left. The screw is the same size as the small torx that hold the glove box on. My sheathing wasn't broken, but the wires were. Unplug the wires and carefully slit the sheathing back and you will see where the wires are pinched. Don't assume your wires are ok, look at them.
Thanks. I needed something to do today while it's raining. So much for waiting until I do the valves.
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:30 PM   #28
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Part number

Does anyone know the part number? I did some searching, but I'm not really sure what I'm looking at.
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Old 03-02-2014, 03:40 PM   #29
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Thanks of the heads up!

Checked my '12 990 ADV - 10,000 KM - same pinch point and sheath wear, didn't open it up to check the wires but i'd bet at this point the damage is done (plan to call my dealer in the AM as a warrantee issue).

Regarding part numbers - this post LINK (which was provided by the OP) lists 60111066050 - Munn has the part listed for about $100..... (before Chip's discount) - check your year / model

Thanks to the OP (and others) that have posted this issue!!!
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Old 03-02-2014, 03:50 PM   #30
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From your picture it looks like KTM changed the routing just below the ign switch. Yours show the wires zip tied up to the bottom of the switch. Mine just had the wires hanging with a small zip tie Very Tight around the sheathing. That's where mine broke. The replacement switch had no zip tie.

The best solution is for the wire to make a big loop, so it bends across its entire length.
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