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by SimplyExploring
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany
Replies: 41
Views: 6904

Re: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany

Tramp wrote:Is my old ta650 still running around ?..i do miss the old beast...
Still going strong mate :) it's had a few spills but it still soldiers on
by SimplyExploring
Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany
Replies: 41
Views: 6904

Re: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany

Very frustratig to find out that the pre-emptive replacement you did ultimately didn't resolve the issue. With adac, on the basis of the time of the repair and the cost they should repatriate the bike for you at no cost. AA Europe/ADAC were good to be fair. And said they would recover the bike back...
by SimplyExploring
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany
Replies: 41
Views: 6904

Re: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany

Before anyone jumps up and says this is a major week point of the 690 I already now! And was the reason last year I changed the old rocker arms out for new current uprated arms! So to find that the reason for breaking down was this you can imagine how pissed off I was! To cut a long story short, and...
by SimplyExploring
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany
Replies: 41
Views: 6904

Re: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany

Sorry for the delayed reply on this guys. I've had the week from hell :(

The morning after the breakdown the reason for it all came apparent and out of everything that could off failed this was the last that should

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by SimplyExploring
Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany
Replies: 41
Views: 6904

Re: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany

Bianchi wrote:you are on a trip on a 690 and you don't even have a plug key with you B) (thumbs)
Normally I always do, but on this occasion I did not! But even if I did it would of not helped me much on this occasion.
by SimplyExploring
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany
Replies: 41
Views: 6904

Re: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany

well still none the wiser, never got to a KTM dealer as they refused to take it that far. But ended up at a multibike dealership. Owner very helpful and speaks good english. One of there mechanics is ex KTM and seems to no the bike. But he hit a brick wall as he didnt have his thin socket to get spa...
by SimplyExploring
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany
Replies: 41
Views: 6904

Re: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany

Got recovered and its looking more terminal, will not turn over on starter pack and sounds like the engine is hydro locked if anything. The wife who was following says there was no smoke or any signs of the bike dying. So more confused by this now. When bike died it didn't sound like anything seriou...
by SimplyExploring
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany
Replies: 41
Views: 6904

Re: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany

Thanks Mike :)
by SimplyExploring
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany
Replies: 41
Views: 6904

Re: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany

I'm in Sulgen just left Black Forest. Waiting for ADAC now but trying to get a heads up before I get to the bike somewhere. Going try get it to a local dealer.
But thanks for all the replies. It does sound like electrical as you say as there no other tell tale signs
by SimplyExploring
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany
Replies: 41
Views: 6904

KTM-690R - Broken Down In Germany

Hi Guys, Beroken down in Germany...... Looking for some advice... Bike just completely died.... no engine management light, warning lights etc.... Ignition light comes on, slow turn over but wont start. Bumping also will not start the engine. This bike has been running smooth until this sudden death...

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