Anybody had problem with their fuel pump on their KTM ?

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10/6/2017 9:27 PM

I have 16 and 1/2 KTM 450 SXF FE and my fuel pump went out at 40 hrs . Ouch $320 later.
Now on my buddy's Ktm 17 450 SXF some think at 40 hrs . Anybody else had the same problem?

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10/6/2017 9:34 PM

My old mans went on his 2011 350 at like 15 hours. He bought an aftermarket one for around $80. My '17 450 is still holding strong...

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10/6/2017 9:49 PM

BobPA wrote:

My old mans went on his 2011 350 at like 15 hours. He bought an aftermarket one for around $80. My '17 450 is still holding strong...

I wish that they had aftermarket fuel pump for mine , OEM only I check.

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Born in Prague,living in LA,so if you don't like my spelling,blow me!

18 YZ450F
16 Yamaha YXZ 1000R
17 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10 165 Hp RWP
06 CRF450X street legal supermoto
06 RM250 smoker
1992 CR250R basket case
2006 CRF50








10/6/2017 10:20 PM

Did that fuel pump come with an ounce of weed inside it ? Damn... that's a pricey pump ! cool

On a serious note, I had a '14.5 and 15.5 FE450 and never had an issue. I put new filters inside the tank at 20 hrs after reading of others having issues with the filters clogging up.
Cut your filter in half and check out what the pump gas did to it, I was shocked at how much crap was inside.

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10/6/2017 11:25 PM

I have never had an issue 2013 250sxf and 2016 350sxf but I have only put non ethanol in the tank which I think helps.

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10/7/2017 2:22 AM

Could be just bad luck, but...Make sure to filter the fuel when you are re-fueling. I've done it on all my F.I bikes and never had any problems with the pump or the injector.

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KX125

10/7/2017 2:31 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/7/2017 2:31 AM

I've never had any problems with it.

I had 60h on my 2016 Factory Edition and i have 50h on my regular 2017.

Filter the fuel and there shouldn't be any problems.

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10/7/2017 4:00 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/7/2017 4:05 AM

California Cycleworks sells them for half the price , back in 2011 and 12 we go through about 3 a season it seemed like 13 and up they had the problem fixed .
We started changing the inline filters every 10 hours, the in tank filter every 30 and ran fuel system cleaner in the bikes all the time and we never had one go bad after that you can get the in tank filters at an auto store for $3 instead of spending 30 through KTM I could post the number later I believe it's for a 78 Yugo

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10/7/2017 4:46 AM

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10/7/2017 5:11 AM

Today's fuel supply is very dirty right out of the pumps. I have found that the use of a "fuel sock" in the bikes fuel tank is the only true way to keep this junk from entering the bikes fuel system and thus damaging the fuel pump. They are cheep and work very well. Also keeping the bikes fuel filters clean helps. Be sure to also use Sta-Bil in your bike fuel.

Paw Paw

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10/7/2017 6:51 AM

My buddy's 17.5 450FE bike has been acting funny, starting hard and on occasion not starting at all. I pulled his filter at the races 2 wks ago at the races and it had a ton of crap in it. I popped one of my spares in and it started right up and ran fine the rest of the day. It didn't start for him at a local track this wk and he brought it to the dealer. They're saying that it's his fuel pump and also to stop running race fuel. I've ran straight Renegade SX4 in all 3 of my 450FEs and they've all ran awesome and had never missed a beat ever.

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10/7/2017 7:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/7/2017 7:11 AM

Instead of Sta-Bil, try Star Tron. Much better product. I use it in everything. Non-ethonal fuel is hard to come by around my area.

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10/7/2017 7:53 AM

Did you contact KTM? There was some fuel pumps with kinked lines. Not sure if that caused your failure. But maybe they will replace it for you if that was the case.

I replaced mine at 75-80 hours, the line was slightly linked but never gave me problems.

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10/7/2017 8:29 AM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Did you contact KTM? There was some fuel pumps with kinked lines. Not sure if that caused your failure. But maybe they will replace it for you if that was the case.

I replaced mine at 75-80 hours, the line was slightly linked but never gave me problems.

I called my guy at KTM yesterday they called the dealer and I'm not sure what's going on other than bike is still at the shop and he's not happy that he might miss this weekends race.

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10/7/2017 9:04 AM

xr70 wrote:

I wish that they had aftermarket fuel pump for mine , OEM only I check.

Have not personally used this one but have heard they are quality.

http://ca-cycleworks.com/ca-cycleworks-products/fuel-pumps/ktm-husqvarna-husaberg-fuel-pumps/fp-hus

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10/7/2017 9:19 AM

When I pull my filter out it was was clean ! But we both run 1/2 and 1/2 race gas , maybe that has to do something with it?

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Born in Prague,living in LA,so if you don't like my spelling,blow me!

18 YZ450F
16 Yamaha YXZ 1000R
17 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10 165 Hp RWP
06 CRF450X street legal supermoto
06 RM250 smoker
1992 CR250R basket case
2006 CRF50








10/7/2017 9:32 AM

xr70 wrote:

When I pull my filter out it was was clean ! But we both run 1/2 and 1/2 race gas , maybe that has to do something with it?

Should not matter, can you hear the pump physically kick on when you touch the starter?

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

10/7/2017 9:38 AM

There are a few things to check before just throwing money at it guys - the filter in the tank has been known to split -
Ring us here at the shop if we can shed any light on the issue
Munn

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11/20/2017 2:51 PM

xr70 wrote:

I have 16 and 1/2 KTM 450 SXF FE and my fuel pump went out at 40 hrs . Ouch $320 later.
Now on my buddy's Ktm 17 450 SXF some think at 40 hrs . Anybody else had the same problem?

I have a 2016 KTM 450sxf and have had two issues with the fuel pump in less than six months. The first issue was caused by a broken fuel line on the pump, were the fuel tube fits over the plastic part of the pump. Had to buy a new one. The the new fuel pump installed, the second issue was caused by low fuel PSI output. According to the local shop, the fuel pump was pumping 7 psi and it should have been pumping 40 psi. I've never had fuel pump issues with any of my bikes prior to this one. I haven't bought a replacement yet. This is LAME.

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12/30/2017 5:28 PM

My 2017 250sxf just failed at the track today. The pump does not come on and the fi code is 4 long and one short. The bike has 18hrs on it so I am hoping Ktm will help me out. I disconnected the battery to clear the codes and it fired up and just bogged out from lack of fuel . Same code again.?

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12/30/2017 5:40 PM

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12/30/2017 6:01 PM

Bike has 18hrs on it and I purchased a new jug for fuel when I bought this bike . I got the bike in July so it's only 6months old . The fuel pump just stopped priming. I don't think the bag would have helped this.I guess I am headed to the Ktm shop soon.

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12/30/2017 7:36 PM

cmunn wrote:

There are a few things to check before just throwing money at it guys - the filter in the tank has been known to split -
Ring us here at the shop if we can shed any light on the issue
Munn

My pump filter on my 17 Husky 350 split open after 15 hours. Ran like it was under water and had no throttle response. Took it back to the dealer and they had it fixed under warranty in an hour. Before spending $$$ on a new pump, check it out. There are a few vids on youtube showing how to check your pumps.

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12/30/2017 8:13 PM

Thanks for the info. I plan on taking to the dealer on Tuesday.

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12/30/2017 8:22 PM

300+hrs on mine, never been a problem...

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12/30/2017 8:50 PM

They are known for fuel pumps failing. Keefer has discussed the issues he's had on several different KTMs.

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12/31/2017 5:24 AM

Never had problems with KTM fuel pumps.

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12/31/2017 6:36 AM

I bought a new KTM streetbike this year. It was back at the dealer the next day (at 120 miles) getting a new fuel pump. Warranty covered it. Rough start but the bike now has about 13000 miles, flawless otherwise and is a beast

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12/31/2017 6:55 AM

Squirrelings wrote:

They are known for fuel pumps failing. Keefer has discussed the issues he's had on several different KTMs.

Proof?

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

12/31/2017 8:05 AM

Squirrelings wrote:

They are known for fuel pumps failing. Keefer has discussed the issues he's had on several different KTMs.

BobPA wrote:

Proof?

There was a year or 2 around 2015.5- 2016 I think, were some of the fuel pump lines were linked inside the tank.

It’s an easy fix, just not a cheap fix. Takes like 15-20 minutes to change it out. I swapped mine out before it went bad and the line was kinked.(2015.5 250SXF-FE)

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