2018.5 Factory Edition Foot Peg Springs breaking

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6/7/2018 6:27 AM

Hey,

I have under 5 hours on my new bike and I have broke two left side springs and one right. (left and right last night).

Could the dealer who PDi'd bike put them on incorrectly? Did I put the replacement on wrong.

Could someone help me?????

Does the older model 2015 for example work.

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6/7/2018 6:31 AM

stop scrubbing so hard

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6/7/2018 6:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/7/2018 6:37 AM

Not had that problem! Only problems we've had is the graphics peeling off and the rear sprocket chipping two teeth, other than that we are close to 14 hours and we have loved the bike!!!!!

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6/7/2018 6:40 AM

Yes they could have been put on wrong at the dealer. MXA had a whole article about it.

https://motocrossactionmag.com/ask-the-mxperts-help-i-keep-breaking-ktm-footpeg-springs/

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6/7/2018 7:28 AM

MX915 wrote:

Yes they could have been put on wrong at the dealer. MXA had a whole article about it.

https://motocrossactionmag.com/ask-the-mxperts-help-i-keep-breaking-ktm-footpeg-springs/

thank you very much for the help, now I need to wait on the parts to come in , no racing for me this weekend KTM dealer has no stock

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6/7/2018 7:57 AM

Not sure where you're at, but Rocky Mountain MC has them in stock and could probably get them to you before the weekend.

Also, if you have a Husky dealer nearby you could check there as well, same part.

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6/7/2018 8:00 AM

Both of mine broke on my 250sx in an hour or so, I got new ones for like 3 bucks and they've been good for dozens of hours.

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6/7/2018 8:02 AM

My buddy broke 3 on his 16 but I havent broken any on my 17

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6/7/2018 8:08 AM

I AM IN CANADA..shoot

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6/7/2018 9:55 AM

Happens on all the newer KTM's.

I have a few spares in the parts box now, they break if they are installed correctly or not. The rear brake lever spring is another one...

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6/7/2018 9:58 AM

Yeah I’ve got a buddy with a fc250, he’s been through a handful of them as well. I wonder if there’s a heavy duty replacement out there?

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6/7/2018 10:10 AM

they installed them wrong during pdi....both mine broke first ride/crash. The have them in the wrong way...

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6/7/2018 10:15 AM

sgrimmxdad wrote:

Not had that problem! Only problems we've had is the graphics peeling off and the rear sprocket chipping two teeth, other than that we are close to 14 hours and we have loved the bike!!!!!

Rear sprocket chipped 2 teeth that fast???

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6/7/2018 10:43 AM

sgrimmxdad wrote:

Not had that problem! Only problems we've had is the graphics peeling off and the rear sprocket chipping two teeth, other than that we are close to 14 hours and we have loved the bike!!!!!

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Rear sprocket chipped 2 teeth that fast???

It must have been a rock or something.

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6/7/2018 10:53 AM

Ktms shave down peg springs to reduce weight bro

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6/7/2018 10:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/7/2018 10:58 AM

euro engineering. durability isn't important like it is to the Japanese.

over building parts to withstand a measure of stress above anticipated use case is not a design criteria.

Suppliers are not located on the same island, and arguably subject to more aggressive pricing pressure than JDM suppliers.

customers as beta testers is an acceptable business practice.

planned obsolescence is an acceptable method to protect future revenue.

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6/7/2018 11:31 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/7/2018 11:34 AM

milliebays wrote:

euro engineering. durability isn't important like it is to the Japanese.

over building parts to withstand a measure of stress above anticipated use case is not a design criteria.

Suppliers are not located on the same island, and arguably subject to more aggressive pricing pressure than JDM suppliers.

customers as beta testers is an acceptable business practice.

planned obsolescence is an acceptable method to protect future revenue.

Save the bandwidth next time you plan on typing...

No broken peg springs in my group of about 10 Austrian bikes...38 hours on mine.

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

6/7/2018 11:31 AM

Brent wrote:

Happens on all the newer KTM's.

I have a few spares in the parts box now, they break if they are installed correctly or not. The rear brake lever spring is another one...

I have never had one break

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6/7/2018 11:46 AM

milliebays wrote:

euro engineering. durability isn't important like it is to the Japanese.

over building parts to withstand a measure of stress above anticipated use case is not a design criteria.

Suppliers are not located on the same island, and arguably subject to more aggressive pricing pressure than JDM suppliers.

customers as beta testers is an acceptable business practice.

planned obsolescence is an acceptable method to protect future revenue.

BobPA wrote:

Save the bandwidth next time you plan on typing...

No broken peg springs in my group of about 10 Austrian bikes...38 hours on mine.

Save the anecdotal rebuttal rotary guy.

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6/7/2018 12:29 PM

Had my left side spring break on my '17 350 last weekend. angry

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6/7/2018 12:42 PM

milliebays wrote:

euro engineering. durability isn't important like it is to the Japanese.

over building parts to withstand a measure of stress above anticipated use case is not a design criteria.

Suppliers are not located on the same island, and arguably subject to more aggressive pricing pressure than JDM suppliers.

customers as beta testers is an acceptable business practice.

planned obsolescence is an acceptable method to protect future revenue.

BobPA wrote:

Save the bandwidth next time you plan on typing...

No broken peg springs in my group of about 10 Austrian bikes...38 hours on mine.

milliebays wrote:

Save the anecdotal rebuttal rotary guy.

Better to deal in personal experience than pure speculation...

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

6/7/2018 12:45 PM

Weren't some people using the old style springs as a remedy? I haven't broke one yet.

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vomiting equals disqualification.

6/7/2018 12:59 PM

They literally cost $1.17 each. Throw a couple in the toolbox and call it a day. Probably spent 200 times that in salary $$$ total in talking about it in this thread. laughing

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6/7/2018 1:02 PM

They hold quite a bit of tension and the angle is compact, careful it doesn't go flying across the garage or pits or take out an eye.

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vomiting equals disqualification.

6/7/2018 1:13 PM

sgrimmxdad wrote:

Not had that problem! Only problems we've had is the graphics peeling off and the rear sprocket chipping two teeth, other than that we are close to 14 hours and we have loved the bike!!!!!

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Rear sprocket chipped 2 teeth that fast???

Idp57 wrote:

It must have been a rock or something.

It very well may have been a rock, but the bike hasn't been to any tracks known to have rocks. Here is a pic of one of the broken teeth, at the top left.

Photo

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2020 YZ450F
2018 KTM 450SXF FE
2016 YZ250F 2008 CRF450R
2015 YZ250F 2008 CRF250R
2001 CR250R
2010 YZ250 2012 CRF150R
2009 YZ125 2010 KX109.5
SSR Motorsports Dealer YCF Motorcycles
TAGMX Suspension & Graphics! www.tagmxsuspension.com https://www.liquidskinzdesign.com/



6/7/2018 1:41 PM

I’ve got a 2016 and have broken multiple foot peg springs within a few hours. I keep 3 or 4 spare springs for each side...it’s a known weak point.

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6/7/2018 1:43 PM

BobPA wrote:

Save the bandwidth next time you plan on typing...

No broken peg springs in my group of about 10 Austrian bikes...38 hours on mine.

milliebays wrote:

Save the anecdotal rebuttal rotary guy.

BobPA wrote:

Better to deal in personal experience than pure speculation...

i saw your handwaving in numerous ktm threads on here, so you're clearly biased and i won't bother collecting anecdotal data points to dwarf your own.

If you were at least as knowledgeable as you are biased, i'd figure you would have pointed the OP to the below though:

https://motocrossactionmag.com/ask-the-mxperts-help-i-keep-breaking-ktm-footpeg-springs/


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6/7/2018 5:38 PM

milliebays wrote:

euro engineering. durability isn't important like it is to the Japanese.

over building parts to withstand a measure of stress above anticipated use case is not a design criteria.

Suppliers are not located on the same island, and arguably subject to more aggressive pricing pressure than JDM suppliers.

customers as beta testers is an acceptable business practice.

planned obsolescence is an acceptable method to protect future revenue.

^dumb

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6/7/2018 6:00 PM

Brent wrote:

Happens on all the newer KTM's.

I have a few spares in the parts box now, they break if they are installed correctly or not. The rear brake lever spring is another one...

ob wrote:

I have never had one break

broke a peg spring on my 17 350 the same day as the rear brake spring, no crashing, maybe it was ruts?
broke a second one last month on my 18 450, put a new one on and no problems since then. I saw it happen to others before it happened to me, I think MXA said something about it at some point. no big deal, they are inexpensive.

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6/7/2018 6:39 PM

One peg spring broke on my 250FE 2015. Several 2016 KTM's and a 2018 450 FE with no broken springs.

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