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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: Serf on May 11, 2012, 05:54:26 pm

Title: 690 e speedo
Post by: Serf on May 11, 2012, 05:54:26 pm
Hi,

The speedo on my 690 is working intermittedly where part of it goes blank from time to time - speed, heat guage and distance meter.

I opened it and it was working for a while, but now it is doing it again.

Does someone else struggle with a similar problem or know if there was a technical recall?

Thanks
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Rolling Stone on May 11, 2012, 07:42:49 pm
Hi,

The speedo on my 690 is working intermittedly where part of it goes blank from time to time - speed, heat guage and distance meter.

I opened it and it was working for a while, but now it is doing it again.

Does someone else struggle with a similar problem or know if there was a technical recall?

Thanks
same problem, but it has not bothered me that much. I change gears when the limiter kicks in and focus on the road.  :ricky: will report it on my next service and see what they can do
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Serf on May 11, 2012, 07:48:34 pm
I don't worry about the speed or gears - just about the kilometers. If it stops working completely how will i know when to service it.  :P
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Rolling Stone on May 11, 2012, 08:07:59 pm
I don't worry about the speed or gears - just about the kilometers. If it stops working completely how will i know when to service it.  :P
ok Serf you win. It is irritating. Will let you know if I get it sorted. My bike is still under warranty.
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: 777 on May 11, 2012, 10:38:24 pm
Not sure year yours is but the 08 had a factory recall , I took mine in Jan 2011 KTM replaced it with anew complete speedo dash etc , that's service for you
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Serf on May 12, 2012, 06:04:34 am
Which dealer replaced it for you?

I will phone the dealers in Pretoria and find out.

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: 777 on May 12, 2012, 07:21:13 am
Which dealer replaced it for you?

I will phone the dealers in Pretoria and find out.

 :thumleft:

Alfie Cox
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Hooli on May 25, 2012, 04:09:47 pm
Exactly the same problem here, it seems to fade on certain section and the next moment it is fine again. specially on long trips of 100k plus.

Please keep me posted on problem.
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Serf on May 25, 2012, 04:43:53 pm
Exactly the same problem here, it seems to fade on certain section and the next moment it is fine again. specially on long trips of 100k plus.

Please keep me posted on problem.

KTM centurion took pictures and vin no. Said they will contact KTM in austria and find out about replacement.

I hope they will replace it - seems to be a problem on most 690s
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Hooli on May 26, 2012, 12:04:57 pm
Thanks Serf

Will follow your progress please, and get KTM CT involved on mine.

Keep me posted please.
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Serf on May 31, 2012, 07:00:54 pm
Good news. The replacement has been approved. Waiting for the new speedo. Will hopefully be here in a few weeks.

Thanks to Ultimate performance :thumleft:
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Hooli on May 31, 2012, 09:33:18 pm
Hey Serf

Good to hear. Thanks for the feedback.

Now it is up to KTM CT to help our CT guys. Hopefully they will be able to help me.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Serf on June 20, 2012, 07:00:05 pm
New speedo fitted - jippie
 :ricky:
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Rolling Stone on June 21, 2012, 07:46:34 pm
Replacement on the way. Thanks to Clearwater.
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Hooli on September 05, 2012, 12:50:34 pm
My 690 was dropped off at KTM CT on saterday for this speedo problem.
Hopefully they will be able to show that they can be as good as the other KTM branches, and sort this out for me with KTM Austria....

Will keep you posted.
PS. Apparently this week alone there is about 3 bikes with them for the same problem. Don't know if it is only 690's or not.
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Hooli on October 02, 2012, 03:21:48 pm
Went to fetch my bike from KTM CT today, and they are waiting on feedback from KTM HQ. Hopefully not too long now.
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Serf on October 02, 2012, 08:15:55 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Camelman on October 31, 2012, 08:49:53 pm
Good to know I'm not the only one having this issue. Trying to get rid of the clocks all together. Will post here if I find a replacement like the Trail Tech Vector, or maybe just one ICO, with some warning lights directely wired to the harness.
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Hooli on November 01, 2012, 03:15:19 pm
Hey Camelman : take your bike to KTM CT they will sort you out. This a common problem on the ktm's.

Just received a mail with confirmation that my speedo has arrived  :ricky:
Now just for them to fit it, then hopefully problem solved.
Apparently they also put your current kilometer reading on the new clock. Which I preferr.

Will keep you posted.
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Camelman on November 02, 2012, 07:58:39 am
Thanks Hooli. Going round there anyway today. Will drop it off.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Hooli on November 15, 2012, 10:47:09 pm
took my 690 in today and new speedo fitted by KTM CAPE TOWN. Replaced under guarantee, although it is a 2009 model. Excellent!!!!!

HUGH  :thumleft: to KTM CT and specifically to Sedick and Amanda for the help and service.
Title: Re: 690 e speedo
Post by: Rolling Stone on November 16, 2012, 06:55:08 am
Replacement on the way. Thanks to Clearwater.
Must say I love the fact that clearwater collects and delivers. Saves me a lot of hassle