SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

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SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby stolenduke » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:24 pm

Hi All,

I have had 2 SD990's since 2007 and I have to say that I have really had enough of these bikes now, don't get me wrong I used to love the SD990 and even bought a 2nd one after my first was stolen. But now I really can't trust it.The amount of money I have spent on it is ridiculous and its time to trade it in for MT-10.

My bike today has just been fitted with a new battery but continues to cut out randomly, stalled 8 times on a 20 mile ride and F1 light flashing, I really can't wait to get rid of it on a px if I am lucky

Problems so far;

Water pump faulty and pissed coolant into the engine oil, expensive to fix and possibly damaged engine
Clutch replaced - original one faulty, had to ride home without a clutch
Oil Sensor switch replace after it decided to leak and the oil warning light came on
Split oil Tube viewer - Original plastic viewing tube split pissing oil out everywhere
Rectifier burnt out - replaced with new one
Unknown electrical faults and bike cutting out - on going nightmare, F1 light flashing


I really was thinking of buying the SD1290 but from what I have read and heard that is also plagued with reliability issues, sorry to say KTM but for the money the reliability of your bikes are shocking for the price
I am going back to the Jap bikes, at least you can ride them without the constant fear of breaking down,
Hopefully I will get on a MT-10 soon

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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby Aphex » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:27 pm

Hey atleast all those problems are well documented here? :lol:

Good luck with the MT10 I hear it's a great (if not a bit boring) bike.

This guy sure knows how to ride one.

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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby SuperDoopa » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:45 pm

I had 2 990SD's over 8 years before now owning my 2017 1290SDR and didn't have any real problems. My last 990 had covered 20k miles and the water pump was still going strong.

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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby No. 47 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:47 pm

Just the usual then........the flashing FI is telling you what's wrong.
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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby jmann » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:54 pm

Comrade: I'll miss your contributions...

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Postby Aphex » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:10 pm

jmann wrote:Comrade: I'll miss your contributions...

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby speedfiend41 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:14 am

My mate and I both had RC8's. Mine was faultless. His shit it's clutch out through the clutch cover (securing bolt came loose, probably a factory fault) and then after getting it back, the gearbox went. Cost him $6000 to fix.

Maybe his was a Friday arvo special and mine was a Monday morning bike.

Every single brand has issues. My two Superdukes have been (touch wood) perfect. My MV shat a coil for no reason whatsoever. It happens. I've had 40 bikes covering nearly every brand. Most have been great, some have had issues. They are mechanical devices - sometimes things go wrong!

Enjoy your MT10 - personally, I think it's one of the ugliest bikes I've ever seen. But a least it sounds good in at video!
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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby stolenduke » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:01 pm

jmann wrote:Comrade: I'll miss your contributions...



Ha ha , I will miss your dry wit :mrgreen:

Admittedly I thought the MT-10 was ugly also but it looks better when you see it for real and I thinks it's priced well

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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby AGRO! » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:22 am

That front end is well :( They should have made it more like the mt 09.
I passed one going the opposite way about 5 weeks ago and it just doesn't look right but as long as you love it that's all that matters :D
Buy the way I don't have a KTM anymore and the only problem I ever had with my 990 was the battery died after 18months but I still think Japanese bikes definitely have the edge on euro bikes.

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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby Motogoon » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:46 am

I know what you mean, I've had and 05 and 07, sold both because I got sick of having to fix something either before or after almost every ride! Never anything major but a constant supply of niggling issues. So frustrating cos they're such an awesome bike.

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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby stolenduke » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:33 am

My thoughts exactly Motogoon

i really enjoy my bike but it's cost me so much money , probably more than it's worth , in fact it's cheaper in the long run to get rid of it and buy new
I would really still love the 1290 and seriously thought about buying it... but I know I would just be waiting for something to go wrong and I can't deal with the stress anymore, days off work and throwing 100's of pounds at the mechanics to fix,
I just don't trust KTM anymore

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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:44 pm

So, did you get the MT-10?
Opinion, review, like the performance but hate the look?
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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby stolenduke » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:27 am

No got it yet it's on order , I agree it's not the best looking bike out there but I ain't looking at it when I ride it
I will post a review once I get it

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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby RichUK » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:32 am

PB gave it a glowing review last year, and said that in many situations (on the road) it is faster than the R1, and even very close on the track.

It just looks a bit too much like bumble bee..

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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby DukeNukem999 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:35 pm

I like the MT-10 look myself, especially in black. Do not like the fluro wheels though.
Haven't had one issue with my 990 either after 15 months / 15,000kms (ODO now @ 37K).
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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby battleshaft » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:02 am

Love the MT10 - test rode one last year. It's bonkers. Sounds great with a decat and aftermarket pipe too. The brakes are definitely a bit 'wooden' compared to the SD's though...apparently easily remedied with a set of Brembo pads and braided lines...
If you get one, post pics!

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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby Sause » Wed May 03, 2017 11:02 am

My 07 990 which, is just about to turn 20k miles, is still at the point where its worth every minute I spend wrenching on it.

    *Shitty Fueling led to PCV5 w\AT and hours of testing to smooth it out
    *Oil pressure switch leaked oil
    *Oil return pipe failure
    *Typical Water Pump failure @ 18,600 miles
    *Current issue - engine temp sensor failure (I hope)

Its a maintenance whore, but I give it fresh oil every 1500 miles and would rather buy it shit than my girl. Luckily we have a great community and just about everything is documented.
I know I shouldn't do it but I do anyway

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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby Mr_Trecolareco » Thu May 04, 2017 10:18 am

05 SD here with ( knock on wood toc toc toc) with only the water pump replaced, lots of modifications and just fuel and fresh oil needed 8)

But yes some bikes around here are a needy bastards giving some extra work. :evil:

Good luck with the MT-10 8)
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Re: SD 990 Such Bad Reliability - Hello MT-10

Postby AGRO! » Sun May 28, 2017 1:32 am

Did you get the bike yet?


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