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Son of a b!#$

Postby jonnyrotton » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:19 am

Well today I had a strange oil leak on the clutch cover(1290) just under the primary gear. Its the round part of the cover just in front of the clutch cover and just under the water pump. It is the cover itself not a gasket. Must be a porous casting. Yes I know this is a new model, but the engine castings are not new, just the internals.

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Re: Son of a b!#$

Postby jonnyrotton » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:45 am

Ok, just saw stuartj's post "another oil leak" and that is exactly how and where mine is leaking!! Saw poor ktmguy has had that leak too. I think he is set to have every issue the 1290 is going to have. Hope not for him and me as well :(

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Re: Son of a b!#$

Postby AGRO! » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:42 am

After all the issues with the 1290 I'm beginning to think this bike was manufactured in India not Austria like KTM claim.
The last time I saw a problem with porours metal on a engine was my mates 1975 Kawasaki 900 z1.
The dealer kept stuffing him around until the warranty ran out then told him to get lost they never fixed it as the oil was coming from the fins on the barrel just below the head gasket.
He ended up trading it in on the first model Honda gold wing never to buy a Kawasaki again :lol:
And this is what will happen to first time KTM 1290 owners.

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Re: Son of a b!#$

Postby jonnyrotton » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:47 am

The super duke is my 28th or so motorcycle since I turned 16. I got a ktm 690 duke just before my 1290. When looking at the 690 I actually mentioned the water pump because I've always heard that ktm suffered from water pump issues. I was told that yes indeed the 950/990 adventure in particular in the begining had water pump issues, but has been worked out ever since. So after some thought I decided to give ktm a try (the 990 super duke really peaked my interest in ktm when that bike was first released). Well with in the first 3 weeks of ownership I had the water pump replaced and I added a suzuki dr400 fan switch to help slow the overheating in stop and go traffic in Phoenix Az in March and April(cooler months!) which it would still overheat just not as quickly. And despite those issues and my policy to not by the first model year of a new car/motorcycle, I traded my 690(something else I never do, TRADE) for the 1290. From day 1 the rear valve cover gasket leaked, I had the fork seals replaced(under warranty), had to trim my rear hugger to not contact the rear shock and now have the leaking clutch cover casting. Point is of all the motorcycles I have had, not one of them had to go in for a warranty issue. No most of them were not bought new, but even so were quite reliable.
Listing of my motorcycles...(can't remember all the years and not in order)
1. 1989 cbr600
2. 1986? nighthawk 700sc(black and blue)
3. (2) 1988 cbr1000 hurricane
4. 1991 honda hawk 650gt
5. 2000 sv650
6. 2002 buell m2 cyclone
7. 2004 cbr1000rr
8. 2003 rc51
9. 2001 tl1000r
10.(2) 1999 and 2001 tl1000s
11. 2006 triumph speed triple 1050
12. (2) buell firebolt 1200 (2002 and 2003)
13 2002 buell lightning(983)
14. 2002 honda vtr superhawk 1000
15. 2001 harely nighttrain
16. 1999 suzuki intruder 1400
17. 2003 xr400
18. 1999 xr600r
19. 2003 xr650l
20. 2011 dr650
21. 2002 bandit 1200 (naked)
22. 2011 fz8
23. 2014 ktm 690 duke
24. 2008 ducati multistrada 1100s

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Re: Son of a b!#$

Postby Tripped1 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:11 pm

My Speed Triple had no warranty issues, but a lot of recalls (2000)
My 675 went through 3(!) regulators a stator, and a shift star

Most of my other bikes I just broke the shit out of or were stolen young, so they don't count.

My SDR, yeah, clutch cover.....again. I've already had one clutch cover replaced, I can't wait to hear what this one is. Bike goes back in Tuesday, pulled it apart re-torqued everything to manual spec WITH locktite on off chance that something was rattling loose. No dice, it held for all of 50 miles before I stopped to check it and smelled the sweet smell of motorex burning on the catalyst. Seem like its coming from around the water pump area, from there around the front of the cover was were I keep finding the fasteners fouled with oil.

At least it gets me home, the 675 I found each broken part the hard way, made for a lot of begging for people to go to my house get my truck and come save me.....oh and one 210 mile trip in 2nd gear.....because the shifter wouldn't move.

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Re: Son of a b!#$

Postby jonnyrotton » Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:33 pm

Tripped1 wrote:My Speed Triple had no warranty issues, but a lot of recalls (2000)
My 675 went through 3(!) regulators a stator, and a shift star

Most of my other bikes I just broke the shit out of or were stolen young, so they don't count.

My SDR, yeah, clutch cover.....again. I've already had one clutch cover replaced, I can't wait to hear what this one is. Bike goes back in Tuesday, pulled it apart re-torqued everything to manual spec WITH locktite on off chance that something was rattling loose. No dice, it held for all of 50 miles before I stopped to check it and smelled the sweet smell of motorex burning on the catalyst. Seem like its coming from around the water pump area, from there around the front of the cover was were I keep finding the fasteners fouled with oil.

At least it gets me home, the 675 I found each broken part the hard way, made for a lot of begging for people to go to my house get my truck and come save me.....oh and one 210 mile trip in 2nd gear.....because the shifter wouldn't move.

Is your clutch cover leaking from a gasket? MIne is leaking through the casting itself. If you do a search on oil leak, look under one titled "another oil leak" that stuartj posted, and that is exactly where mine is leaking. If yours was leaking from the same spot, are you saying the new clutch cover is leaking there again?


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