LC8 engine: Dangerous design flaw identified - Oil pump gear

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LC8 engine: Dangerous design flaw identified - Oil pump gear

Postby limeyduffa » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:52 am

Hi All

Had a concerning post from a 2012 KTM 990 SMT owner on the ktmsmt.com site. His oil pump gear (600 38 001 024) snapped in half during a spirited ride. He contacted KTM, but is getting brick walls going up :roll:. This looks like a straight out design flaw that should have been a safety recall in my opinion (Looks like KTM have superseded this gear with a different design). Follow here:

http://www.ktmsmt.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=11930
2012 990 SMT

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Re: LC8 engine: Dangerous design flaw identified - Oil pump

Postby scamb66 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:22 pm

Maybe a one-off, I can't recall any oil pump issues on the 990 here and there is a fair amount of "spirited" riding happening.
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