23 KTM 300SX

Mmajor64
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11/11/2022 10:51am Edited Date/Time 11/28/2022 11:06am
Just picked one of these up earlier this week. Was able to break in on a turn track and love it so far.

Anyone else get their hands on the 250 or 300SX? Curious how they have been for others. No issues with mine. Love the power delivery. Just curious what others are experiencing with it being such a new bike with the FI.

Thanks!
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11/21/2022 3:42pm
I have one. rode around the block yesterday. Accidently hit the start button while the engine was running. Now I have the Fault 50 code. FI light. Five slow blinking lights. Ive heard of other people having the same issue. Puts the bike in a rich condition. Only the dealer can reset. Headed there tomorrow to get reset.
neysbo
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11/21/2022 4:00pm
Unbelievable how many issues are popping up with this bike. KTM has spread themselves to thin and shows.
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917rider
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11/21/2022 4:06pm
I have 4 perfect hours on mine and I’ve already sold the 22 yz250 two stroke and considering selling my 22kx450sr , I absolutely love my 300. Best all around bike I have owned so far !
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11/21/2022 4:38pm
917rider wrote:
I have 4 perfect hours on mine and I’ve already sold the 22 yz250 two stroke and considering selling my 22kx450sr , I absolutely love my...
I have 4 perfect hours on mine and I’ve already sold the 22 yz250 two stroke and considering selling my 22kx450sr , I absolutely love my 300. Best all around bike I have owned so far !
That's awesome. I'm excites to ride Friday if I can get this FI code resolved
twhig
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11/21/2022 6:51pm
Please keep us posted with the code remedy’s. My buddy and I just picked ours up the other day. He currently has the 5 flashing lights, but my bike still has none. Probably because I haven’t rode it yet. I’m awaiting the flashing lights though. Appreciate any input. Thank you!!!
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11/22/2022 6:16am
twhig wrote:
Please keep us posted with the code remedy’s. My buddy and I just picked ours up the other day. He currently has the 5 flashing lights...
Please keep us posted with the code remedy’s. My buddy and I just picked ours up the other day. He currently has the 5 flashing lights, but my bike still has none. Probably because I haven’t rode it yet. I’m awaiting the flashing lights though. Appreciate any input. Thank you!!!
I'm headed to the dealer this morning to drop off the bike. They will reset the ECU. i will let you know if there is any resolution to the issue yet. Apparently it will need a software update.
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WTF_M8
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11/22/2022 6:16am
neysbo wrote:
Unbelievable how many issues are popping up with this bike. KTM has spread themselves to thin and shows.
Wut???

I have heard of a possible 2 issues. from maybe 4 people.

And both are easily fixed.

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WTF_M8
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11/22/2022 6:19am
I have 2 hrs on mine. No flashing lights.
lumpy790
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11/22/2022 6:22am
Why are some hitting the start button while riding?

Maybe move the start button a little so they do not hit it while riding?
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PatH
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11/22/2022 6:23am
I am at 4hrs no lights, dont hit the start button while its running. KTM will most likely have a ECU flash to address it.
11/22/2022 6:26am
lumpy790 wrote:
Why are some hitting the start button while riding?

Maybe move the start button a little so they do not hit it while riding?
The 23' start/stop control on the handle bar is one control with two buttons. When you go to shut the bike off you can easily put your thumb on the wrong button. They are different colors but close together.
WTF_M8
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11/22/2022 6:27am
lumpy790 wrote:
Why are some hitting the start button while riding?

Maybe move the start button a little so they do not hit it while riding?
Thing is, it is a very stiff button.
So it is just user error.
Really should be an easier way to reset the ECU than go to a dealer though.
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sandman768
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11/22/2022 6:28am
Did you try to disconnect the battery ?
11/22/2022 6:29am
lumpy790 wrote:
Why are some hitting the start button while riding?

Maybe move the start button a little so they do not hit it while riding?
WTF_M8 wrote:
Thing is, it is a very stiff button. So it is just user error. Really should be an easier way to reset the ECU than go...
Thing is, it is a very stiff button.
So it is just user error.
Really should be an easier way to reset the ECU than go to a dealer though.
I and others have tried the power valve reset procedure (Fault 50 code) but this does not reset it. I hear its a software issue that will require an update.
11/22/2022 6:30am
sandman768 wrote:
Did you try to disconnect the battery ?
Others on youtube have and it did not resolve it. I will try this morning before I head to the dealer.
lumpy790
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11/22/2022 6:31am Edited Date/Time 11/22/2022 6:34am
lumpy790 wrote:
Why are some hitting the start button while riding?

Maybe move the start button a little so they do not hit it while riding?
The 23' start/stop control on the handle bar is one control with two buttons. When you go to shut the bike off you can easily put...
The 23' start/stop control on the handle bar is one control with two buttons. When you go to shut the bike off you can easily put your thumb on the wrong button. They are different colors but close together.
OK that explains it. Both my KTM and Husky have them on both sides of the handlebar. I was thinking that maybe they wanted to change the map and hit the wrong button.

Making a different start button Sounds like a great invention idea.
sandman768
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11/22/2022 6:32am
Others on youtube have and it did not resolve it. I will try this morning before I head to the dealer.
It’s really the only thing you can try before going to a dealer…nothing to lose….
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langhammx
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11/22/2022 6:37am
neysbo wrote:
Unbelievable how many issues are popping up with this bike. KTM has spread themselves to thin and shows.
WTF_M8 wrote:
Wut???

I have heard of a possible 2 issues. from maybe 4 people.

And both are easily fixed.

Yeah, that’s unbelievable
cmosh
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11/22/2022 6:38am
Picked mine up last Saturday. Itching to ride it but it's too cold here in Ohio. Have not seen any codes or flashing lights but I did foul a plug on break in. Rookie move
dedi684
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11/22/2022 6:41am
Sounds just like when snowmobiles went to fuel injection. Boxes of plugs and trips to the dealer for reflashes...
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langhammx
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11/22/2022 6:45am
I'm headed to the dealer this morning to drop off the bike. They will reset the ECU. i will let you know if there is any...
I'm headed to the dealer this morning to drop off the bike. They will reset the ECU. i will let you know if there is any resolution to the issue yet. Apparently it will need a software update.
You shouldn’t have to drop it off, they should be able to clear the code while you wait.
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WDSRCR
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11/22/2022 6:50am Edited Date/Time 11/22/2022 6:52am
I have almost 10 hours on my 250XC. I have had the Fault 50 blink since 1.2 hours and I don't know how I got it since it started while I was racing a Hare Scramble. Bike runs awesome and no differently than it did when I didn't have the fault. No fouled plugs either. Mixed 50:1 with Champion WP2 oil..

Startup and warming the bike isn't the same as the TPI bikes. Don't let them sit and idle until the radiators are warm. It mentions it in the manual as well.


PIC: @High.rpm.photo
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11/22/2022 6:51am
I'm headed to the dealer this morning to drop off the bike. They will reset the ECU. i will let you know if there is any...
I'm headed to the dealer this morning to drop off the bike. They will reset the ECU. i will let you know if there is any resolution to the issue yet. Apparently it will need a software update.
langhammx wrote:
You shouldn’t have to drop it off, they should be able to clear the code while you wait.
I wish. 3 Brothers is a week out to even look at it.. AEO said they could probably get to it same day. I haven't called Malcom Smith yet.
langhammx
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11/22/2022 6:53am
I wish. 3 Brothers is a week out to even look at it.. AEO said they could probably get to it same day. I haven't called...
I wish. 3 Brothers is a week out to even look at it.. AEO said they could probably get to it same day. I haven't called Malcom Smith yet.
Damn, that’s a bummer. Where did you buy it ?
WDSRCR
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11/22/2022 6:53am
I'm headed to the dealer this morning to drop off the bike. They will reset the ECU. i will let you know if there is any...
I'm headed to the dealer this morning to drop off the bike. They will reset the ECU. i will let you know if there is any resolution to the issue yet. Apparently it will need a software update.
langhammx wrote:
You shouldn’t have to drop it off, they should be able to clear the code while you wait.
I wish. 3 Brothers is a week out to even look at it.. AEO said they could probably get to it same day. I haven't called...
I wish. 3 Brothers is a week out to even look at it.. AEO said they could probably get to it same day. I haven't called Malcom Smith yet.
I'd just ride it until the fix is out. It's not hurting it and it doesn't run any differently. The lights also only flash at idle.
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sandman768
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11/22/2022 6:53am
cmosh wrote:
Picked mine up last Saturday. Itching to ride it but it's too cold here in Ohio. Have not seen any codes or flashing lights but I...
Picked mine up last Saturday. Itching to ride it but it's too cold here in Ohio. Have not seen any codes or flashing lights but I did foul a plug on break in. Rookie move
Still a 2 stoke… clean her out after the cylinder is warmed up….Mine had 2-3 heat cycles & taking it easy… about an hr on the meter… since then it’s game on….
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sam hain
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11/22/2022 6:57am
I have one. rode around the block yesterday. Accidently hit the start button while the engine was running. Now I have the Fault 50 code. FI...
I have one. rode around the block yesterday. Accidently hit the start button while the engine was running. Now I have the Fault 50 code. FI light. Five slow blinking lights. Ive heard of other people having the same issue. Puts the bike in a rich condition. Only the dealer can reset. Headed there tomorrow to get reset.
Not true, the blink code for hitting the start button while running has absolutely no effect on the mapping.
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sam hain
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11/22/2022 6:58am
7hrs on my 250xc, not one single issue.
twhig
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11/22/2022 7:00am
twhig wrote:
Please keep us posted with the code remedy’s. My buddy and I just picked ours up the other day. He currently has the 5 flashing lights...
Please keep us posted with the code remedy’s. My buddy and I just picked ours up the other day. He currently has the 5 flashing lights, but my bike still has none. Probably because I haven’t rode it yet. I’m awaiting the flashing lights though. Appreciate any input. Thank you!!!
I'm headed to the dealer this morning to drop off the bike. They will reset the ECU. i will let you know if there is any...
I'm headed to the dealer this morning to drop off the bike. They will reset the ECU. i will let you know if there is any resolution to the issue yet. Apparently it will need a software update.
Thank you Courtney!!! Yes, keep us updated!!!
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