18.5 KTM factory edishh aer 48 failure at 1.4 hour

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3/6/2018 9:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/6/2018 9:09 PM

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3/6/2018 9:11 PM

I thought they had this issue fixed? Talk about buyers remorse. Lucky I didn't die, shoulda stuck with yam

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3/6/2018 9:16 PM

Sorry to see... That fucking sucks!

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3/6/2018 9:22 PM

What happened?

I have one of these so I'm pretty vested!

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3/6/2018 9:22 PM

Ya but it’s light

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3/6/2018 9:39 PM

My 2017 factory edition did the opposite, inner seal blew and the forks went rock hard, wouldn’t compress, bounced around Washougal like a 1983 atc 185, not good.

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3/6/2018 9:47 PM

Cwentz122 wrote:

I thought they had this issue fixed? Talk about buyers remorse. Lucky I didn't die, shoulda stuck with yam

I'll buy it if you are serious about selling

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

3/6/2018 10:25 PM

Cwentz122 wrote:

I thought they had this issue fixed? Talk about buyers remorse. Lucky I didn't die, shoulda stuck with yam

Although I would be incredibly pissed off if I was in your shoes, I am certain that KTM will cover it.

Having said that I have about 45hrs on my 2017 and have had no issue, I have not seen or heard of this anywhere other than on Vital which tells me it is not as common as Vital make out. I've probably seen 3 complaints posted here in total.

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3/6/2018 10:35 PM

Yup, I’d be pissed! I’ll stick with my spring forks on my Yamaha. Bummer deal OP. Sucks that you spend $10k+ and have this happen within 2 hours of ride time

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3/6/2018 10:38 PM

Were you the same guy who called in to talk to Keefer on the PulpMx show on Monday?

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3/6/2018 10:46 PM

KTM will definitely cover it. I bought at old stock 2015 FC450 last year and the rocker arm broke at 7 hours. KTM sent my dealer a brand new engine, free of charge.

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3/6/2018 10:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/6/2018 10:48 PM

Cwentz122 wrote:

I thought they had this issue fixed? Talk about buyers remorse. Lucky I didn't die, shoulda stuck with yam

fullysicmate wrote:

Although I would be incredibly pissed off if I was in your shoes, I am certain that KTM will cover it.

Having said that I ...more

A friend of mine had a '17 that did the same within the first two hours of riding

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3/6/2018 11:40 PM

A quick call to the KTM dealer you bought it from gets better results that complaining about it.

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@TONY351KTM

3/6/2018 11:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/6/2018 11:44 PM

Sorry, but maybe read the f-ing manual? Pulling down the fork like that for longer times and it will fail.

What did you think the plastic piece you got with the bike was for?

Rider/mechanic error

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3/7/2018 12:33 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/7/2018 12:36 AM

That is very surprising.

I had issues with my 16.5 but that was the first gen AER 48 fork. Once i got the updated x seal i never had any issues with it.

But call your KTM dealer. They will sort it out in no time.

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3/7/2018 12:39 AM

Still looks better than that Kawi with the RG3 stickers the wrong way wink

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3/7/2018 12:47 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/7/2018 12:52 AM

aees wrote:

Sorry, but maybe read the f-ing manual? Pulling down the fork like that for longer times and it will fail.

What did you ...more

Give him the benefit of the doubt- It appears from the dirt on his front plate that he rode the bike, the fork then failed, and he loaded it up.

I know It's annoying, but a quick fix, and the dealer will likely take care of it.

Great forks, great bike.

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Current rides-
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3/7/2018 3:00 AM

aees wrote:

Sorry, but maybe read the f-ing manual? Pulling down the fork like that for longer times and it will fail.

What did you ...more

Superdave19 wrote:

Give him the benefit of the doubt- It appears from the dirt on his front plate that he rode the bike, the fork then failed, ...more

Good comment, was a bit quick there.

Remove the airbbleeding screws from both legs and pump it up to 17 bar and it normally goes back.

Without removing the bleeding screws it is almost impossible to fix it at track.

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3/7/2018 3:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/7/2018 3:29 AM

aees wrote:

Sorry, but maybe read the f-ing manual? Pulling down the fork like that for longer times and it will fail.

What did you ...more

Superdave19 wrote:

Give him the benefit of the doubt- It appears from the dirt on his front plate that he rode the bike, the fork then failed, ...more

aees wrote:

Good comment, was a bit quick there.

Remove the airbbleeding screws from both legs and pump it up to 17 bar and it normally ...more

You should think a little bit longer before posting, it will help you from comIng off as a dick.

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3/7/2018 3:24 AM

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3/7/2018 4:50 AM

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Looks like the "holeshot king" feature finally comes stock on the pumpkins!

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3/7/2018 4:52 AM

fullfloater wrote:

Still looks better than that Kawi with the RG3 stickers the wrong way wink

X2,. Lol. Attention to details

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3/7/2018 5:00 AM

Use that sweet hydraulic clutch to pop a big wheelie. No forks needed.

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3/7/2018 5:45 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/7/2018 5:50 AM

This happened to me before. The orange kool aid tastes bad.

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3/7/2018 5:54 AM

We are pretty spoiled. We expect the ultimate performance with the ultimate durability and I think the OEM's are doing a really good job of giving it to us. Too good actually in a lot of ways. Modern bikes are very intricate machines, and sometimes stuff just either breaks or was flawed from the start. In my experience KTM has always been great in dealing with such things. If you race, you likely know your local rep and can call him. Good luck doing that with any other OEM.

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3/7/2018 6:08 AM

I had my AER fork shader valve go bad at the track 1 time, I took another valve out of a spare inner tube & pumped it back up...it's still in the fork 2 yrs later...but I bought cone valves that week...1 lost ride day is too much...

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3/7/2018 7:00 AM

aees wrote:

Sorry, but maybe read the f-ing manual? Pulling down the fork like that for longer times and it will fail.

What did you ...more

You are correct

You must use a wheel chalk when tying down the Bike. What happens is you can compress the forks to the point where all the air goes to the rebound side of the forks. When this happens no matter how much air you put in the fork it will not fully extend because of the air trapped in the rebound side of the fork. This can happen very easily the colder it is

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3/7/2018 7:08 AM

aees wrote:

Sorry, but maybe read the f-ing manual? Pulling down the fork like that for longer times and it will fail.

What did you ...more

Ron_Shuler wrote:

You are correct

You must use a wheel chalk when tying down the Bike. What happens is you can compress the forks to the point ...more

Is that the reason the new triangle stand is also a brace for the fork? It's a cool double feature for a triangle stand.

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3/7/2018 7:12 AM

Look at that trusty Kaw steed standing up tall beside it!

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3/7/2018 7:32 AM

This is the broken piece
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