Chad Reed Bike Problem at Tampa??

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2/26/2018 1:24 AM

Hi. Did anyone read about any further details on what exactly went wrong on Chad Reed's bike at Tampa?

Thanks.

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2/26/2018 1:57 AM

My guess would be ”electrical”

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2/26/2018 1:58 AM

My guess would be- mission accomplished.

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2/26/2018 2:31 AM

Non factory ECU issues

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2/26/2018 3:03 AM

KDXGarage wrote:

Hi. Did anyone read about any further details on what exactly went wrong on Chad Reed's bike at Tampa?

Thanks.

The new Huskys have lots of electrical issues to the point that they shouldn’t even be selling them the way they are. 3 people at my local track have all had horrible wiring problems costing them motos and money. Each had to get new wiring harness’...

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2/26/2018 3:38 AM

He said his bike kept cutting off, one time even before one of the big jumps. Too risky to ride it so he decided to pull off

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2/26/2018 4:15 AM

Problem is its a husky

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2/26/2018 6:25 AM

Heeer Yeee, get that logic out of here!

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2/26/2018 6:26 AM

Actually he said 3 times but the first thought did it really just do that.

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2/26/2018 7:06 AM

You should silicone all open ends of cables, and also add some sillikone where they disappear in to the components. Do that and use shrinking tape and you are good to go.

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2/26/2018 7:39 AM

It was a shame he had mechanicals. There was a good chance for a top ten finish

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2/26/2018 7:43 AM

kb228 wrote:

Problem is its a husky

I guess that is points leader Anderson's problem also.whistling

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

2/26/2018 7:46 AM

Honda should bring Chad on board.... Then he'll have a factory ecu and no more electrical issues.

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2/26/2018 8:08 AM

aees wrote:

You should silicone all open ends of cables, and also add some sillikone where they disappear in to the components. Do that and use shrinking tape and you are good to go.

You'd think that Goose would know stuff like that. wink

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2/26/2018 9:50 AM

He got a bunch of TV time out of that DNF.

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2/26/2018 10:30 AM

pmshortt2 wrote:

The new Huskys have lots of electrical issues to the point that they shouldn’t even be selling them the way they are. 3 people at my local track have all had horrible wiring problems costing them motos and money. Each had to get new wiring harness’...

I've had this experience with new KTM's and Huskys. This last year friends and I have bought 5-6 of em and all had different electrical issues. If you look at the wiring it's super shitty and not weather proofed at all. The connectors are dirt cheap. Within a summer my wiring had all corroded at the connectors. Pretty sad.

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2/26/2018 10:46 AM

aees wrote:

You should silicone all open ends of cables, and also add some sillikone where they disappear in to the components. Do that and use shrinking tape and you are good to go.

HighPlainsSquid wrote:

You'd think that Goose would know stuff like that. wink

Note was more for us regular riders. I assume they replaced the wiring with factory stuff, or make their own. KTM used to have a "airline grade" cable-package as Powerparts, but dont anymore.

Could be anything of course. Most problem came from old way of mounting the capacitor which has been corrected since late 2016 and 2017. But, again, to be sure wires does not brake take 10min and some silicone. Dont have to remove cabling for that. Seat and just lifting the fuel tank some + behind number plate and you are good.

If you have not done it when it was new, you need to cut open all the plastic wrappers and drain them from mud, gravel and water.

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2/26/2018 10:53 AM

KDXGarage wrote:

Hi. Did anyone read about any further details on what exactly went wrong on Chad Reed's bike at Tampa?

Thanks.

pmshortt2 wrote:

The new Huskys have lots of electrical issues to the point that they shouldn’t even be selling them the way they are. 3 people at my local track have all had horrible wiring problems costing them motos and money. Each had to get new wiring harness’...

p0wn wrote:

I've had this experience with new KTM's and Huskys. This last year friends and I have bought 5-6 of em and all had different electrical issues. If you look at the wiring it's super shitty and not weather proofed at all. The connectors are dirt cheap. Within a summer my wiring had all corroded at the connectors. Pretty sad.

What are you guys doing to your bikes? No issues from any bikes for my riding crew. Have not seen and electrical problem from the Japanese or the Austrian bikes in quite some time.

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

2/26/2018 11:24 AM

pmshortt2 wrote:

The new Huskys have lots of electrical issues to the point that they shouldn’t even be selling them the way they are. 3 people at my local track have all had horrible wiring problems costing them motos and money. Each had to get new wiring harness’...

p0wn wrote:

I've had this experience with new KTM's and Huskys. This last year friends and I have bought 5-6 of em and all had different electrical issues. If you look at the wiring it's super shitty and not weather proofed at all. The connectors are dirt cheap. Within a summer my wiring had all corroded at the connectors. Pretty sad.

BobPA wrote:

What are you guys doing to your bikes? No issues from any bikes for my riding crew. Have not seen and electrical problem from the Japanese or the Austrian bikes in quite some time.

Big difference with bikes that actually get ridden and washed. Even on bikes with a premium

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2/26/2018 11:37 AM

p0wn wrote:

I've had this experience with new KTM's and Huskys. This last year friends and I have bought 5-6 of em and all had different electrical issues. If you look at the wiring it's super shitty and not weather proofed at all. The connectors are dirt cheap. Within a summer my wiring had all corroded at the connectors. Pretty sad.

BobPA wrote:

What are you guys doing to your bikes? No issues from any bikes for my riding crew. Have not seen and electrical problem from the Japanese or the Austrian bikes in quite some time.

Lurk Ing wrote:

Big difference with bikes that actually get ridden and washed. Even on bikes with a premium

In my experience these problem comes when people wash of their bikes, and dont use air compressor to remove water and moisture. Also gets worse if you put the bike in a non-humidity controlled area, specially if you dont remove excessive water and moisture.

Same thing that kills linkage and svingarm bearings.

Since i started doing this, i run 80h easilly in 6 months on my bearing. And we are talking about me that rides in rain, sand tracks etc so bike gets washed after every 1h.

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2/26/2018 11:38 AM

p0wn wrote:

I've had this experience with new KTM's and Huskys. This last year friends and I have bought 5-6 of em and all had different electrical issues. If you look at the wiring it's super shitty and not weather proofed at all. The connectors are dirt cheap. Within a summer my wiring had all corroded at the connectors. Pretty sad.

BobPA wrote:

What are you guys doing to your bikes? No issues from any bikes for my riding crew. Have not seen and electrical problem from the Japanese or the Austrian bikes in quite some time.

Lurk Ing wrote:

Big difference with bikes that actually get ridden and washed. Even on bikes with a premium

Ah, the ol "if you have a KTM/Husky then you don't ride" argument. Real brain surgeons in here per usual.

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2/26/2018 11:43 AM

KDXGarage wrote:

Hi. Did anyone read about any further details on what exactly went wrong on Chad Reed's bike at Tampa?

Thanks.

pmshortt2 wrote:

The new Huskys have lots of electrical issues to the point that they shouldn’t even be selling them the way they are. 3 people at my local track have all had horrible wiring problems costing them motos and money. Each had to get new wiring harness’...

p0wn wrote:

I've had this experience with new KTM's and Huskys. This last year friends and I have bought 5-6 of em and all had different electrical issues. If you look at the wiring it's super shitty and not weather proofed at all. The connectors are dirt cheap. Within a summer my wiring had all corroded at the connectors. Pretty sad.

A buddy of mine just took his bike to Ktm last week so they could replace the entire wiring harness for him because he was having electrical issues.

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2/26/2018 11:46 AM

KDXGarage wrote:

Hi. Did anyone read about any further details on what exactly went wrong on Chad Reed's bike at Tampa?

Thanks.

pmshortt2 wrote:

The new Huskys have lots of electrical issues to the point that they shouldn’t even be selling them the way they are. 3 people at my local track have all had horrible wiring problems costing them motos and money. Each had to get new wiring harness’...

p0wn wrote:

I've had this experience with new KTM's and Huskys. This last year friends and I have bought 5-6 of em and all had different electrical issues. If you look at the wiring it's super shitty and not weather proofed at all. The connectors are dirt cheap. Within a summer my wiring had all corroded at the connectors. Pretty sad.

Disagree on the “dirt cheap” connectors. The connectors are marine grade, what they use out on the good ol’ high seas. I will agree that the wiring could use some tidying up, prevent chaffing points.

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2/26/2018 11:48 AM

Keep The Mechanic

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2/26/2018 12:05 PM

I love it when the biggest prick on track has issues. Cock sucker deserves everything that happens to him. Karma is a bitch.

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2/26/2018 12:08 PM

Nothing wrong with Husky's !!!

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2/26/2018 12:13 PM

OCD pressure washing? I have only removed my seat and side panels once to clean my bike. I pull the panels after I wash the rest of the bike to hand wash if needed. You know all the big time riders pressure wash after every practice and heat and probably again if they have to ride the LCQ and then before the main. While my Husky is low hours I've had no problems electric or otherwise with mine.

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2/26/2018 12:13 PM

Haven't had an electrical issue since the days of points.

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2/26/2018 12:19 PM

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2/26/2018 1:53 PM

rikhek wrote:

I love it when the biggest prick on track has issues. Cock sucker deserves everything that happens to him. Karma is a bitch.

Awwwww sure we can't turn that frown upside down?

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