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Offline Rough Rider

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Brand New KTM 690 False Neutrals
« on: March 04, 2016, 09:24:51 am »
I have just bought a brand new 690 and I am experiencing a lot of false neutrals between 5th and 6th gear. I have tried changing gears in every imaginable way but keep getting them.

When the KTM mechanic was asked about he said don't worry about it all 690's do it. Well I am sorry Mr mechanic I don't buy it or accept it.

I believe there is a kit, made by Factory Pro, that can be fitted which resolves the problem. Clearly the design engineers at Factory Pro are lot cleverer than the  one's at KTM, who have had almost 10 years to resolve this problem.  

I have owned a 690 before and hated the thing with a passion. I was really expecting all the issues to be resolved 8 years down the line when I bought the new one.

I hope I am not going to hate my new 690 with a passion too.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2016, 09:26:00 am by Rough Rider »
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Offline Regis Laconi

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Re: Brand New KTM 690 False Neutrals
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2016, 09:49:56 am »
My 2015 690 did the same.  It started getting better by about 3000 km and now on 11 500 km it hardly ever happens.  But then again I might have learned to ride around it.  Either way...it doesn't do it anymore.

It really pissed me of in the beginning as well.  A bike of a R 114 000 should not have issues like this.  Never mind the crap airbox.
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