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Offline Gee S

KTM 690 Gearbox issues
« on: June 17, 2015, 02:59:27 pm »
About 30 Ks into the Saturdays red route on the recent LDBA my bike suddenly stopped selecting 1st, 2nd and 5th gear, 2nd, 4th and 4th gearts worked perfectly and I rode it back to Nelspruit like that. I did nor hear any noise or sound at all and the rear wheel did not lock up or anything like that. at 1st I thought i was not selecting aggressively enough and that I was getting false neutrals

KTM/Honda Nelspruit removed the clutch cover but we could not see anything wrong. I must give them some credit here as they did not charge me anything for the work they did and they even gave me a lift to go and collect my vehicle.

Thank you Nelspruit KTM/Honda :thumleft:

I trailered to Nelspruit so at least I did not have to worry about getting home.

I stripped the engine yesterday and discovered that the counter shaft broke in half.




Have anybody heard about something like this happening before and what could have caused it?

What happens to scrapped or written off KTM's? Is there a place like ACME that buys them up?
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Re: KTM 690 Gearbox issues
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 03:01:46 pm »
I remember something about this before, will search later... :sip:
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Re: KTM 690 Gearbox issues
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 03:17:19 pm »
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Something to think about...
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Offline wolf skaap

Re: KTM 690 Gearbox issues
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 03:20:10 pm »
Bloody hell man! I'm sorry for your loss.
What year model?

What happens to scrapped or written off KTM's? Is there a place like ACME that buys them up?

I take it you are looking for a second hand counter shaft? Perhaps ebay

As a side note; you might want to fit a new part. My XR600's counter shaft costed R1500, maybe the Ktm version is in the same ballpark..
« Last Edit: June 17, 2015, 06:03:36 pm by wolf skaap »
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Re: KTM 690 Gearbox issues
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 06:53:15 pm »
About R2200, depending on your discount
 

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Re: KTM 690 Gearbox issues
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2015, 07:25:30 pm »
Never heard of that, what is your millage?
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2015, 08:34:25 pm »
N []va had a similar break way back
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Offline Gee S

Re: KTM 690 Gearbox issues
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2015, 09:10:03 pm »
It's a 2010 with just over 48000k on the clock.
I spoke to a technician at RAD this afternoon and they have never heard about this problem before.
I send a email to KTM Austria today, let's see if I get a reply from them.
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Re: KTM 690 Gearbox issues
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2015, 09:13:34 pm »
The counter shaft on its own is not too expensive but all the other stuff that needs to be replaced pushed the final price for parts only to over R6000-00 :o
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Re: KTM 690 Gearbox issues
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2015, 09:32:35 pm »
The counter shaft on its own is not too expensive but all the other stuff that needs to be replaced pushed the final price for parts only to over R6000-00 :o
Do they need to split the motor ? That will most likely be just as much in labour as the spares  :(
« Last Edit: June 18, 2015, 09:33:01 pm by sidetrack »
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Re: KTM 690 Gearbox issues
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2015, 09:28:20 am »
The counter shaft on its own is not too expensive but all the other stuff that needs to be replaced pushed the final price for parts only to over R6000-00 :o
Do they need to split the motor ? That will most likely be just as much in labour as the spares  :(

Yes the motor had to be split. Luckily no cost except time for that as I did it myself.
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Re: KTM 690 Gearbox issues
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2015, 09:42:35 am »
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Sorry about the bike!! Hope it doesn't affect your Amageza plans
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Re: KTM 690 Gearbox issues
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2015, 08:20:51 pm »
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Sorry about the bike!! Hope it doesn't affect your Amageza plans
Thanks, if the spares arrive as promised everything should be OK.
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