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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2019, 07:36:01 am »
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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2019, 10:07:42 am »
I'm currently on 5500km and it seems the chain slider will need to be replaced soon. I can still see the very top of the rivets.

I was under the impression they should last longer?
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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #42 on: July 22, 2019, 11:05:18 am »
I'm currently on 5500km and it seems the chain slider will need to be replaced soon. I can still see the very top of the rivets.

I was under the impression they should last longer?

Dude I have the same issue!  I'm at around 11k kms, and my SECOND!!! chain slider is well beyond the wear limit!  I Dunno WTF is going on.  I'm going to ask at service time.   The good thing is, even when the rivet is no longer visible there is still PLENTY slider left, I checked the old one I removed. 

Im wondering if lube makes it better or worse.
 

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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #43 on: July 22, 2019, 11:30:41 am »
What lube are you using?

I clean my chain after every off-road excursion so sand and other grit cannot be the cause of the accelerated wear.
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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2019, 12:08:41 pm »
What lube are you using?

I clean my chain after every off-road excursion so sand and other grit cannot be the cause of the accelerated wear.

Ive tried everything except not using any lube!!! 
 

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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2019, 12:18:06 pm »
I'm on my original chain slider at 20,000 kilometers, with thousands of off-road miles.  :sip:

But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.  :dousing:
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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2019, 12:23:19 pm »
I'm on my original chain slider at 20,000 kilometers, with thousands of off-road miles.  :sip:

But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.  :dousing:

Yeah I dunno man.   I do have a 16T fron sprocket that potentially makes it worse. But it is annoying.  At least it's a cheap part, the slider.
 

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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2019, 12:25:19 pm »
I'm on my original chain slider at 20,000 kilometers, with thousands of off-road miles.  :sip:

But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.  :dousing:

Yeah I dunno man.   I do have a 16T fron sprocket that potentially makes it worse. But it is annoying.  At least it's a cheap part, the slider.

I'm on the stock chain and sprockets... Is it because I ride it like I stole it?
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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2019, 12:38:00 pm »
But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.

What wrong your's BO? Mileage?
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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2019, 12:48:55 pm »
I'm on my original chain slider at 20,000 kilometers, with thousands of off-road miles.  :sip:

But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.  :dousing:

You're in the USA right?  The dealers over there really don't seem to know what the hell is going on.   The tech guys here have been pretty good whenever I've had an issue.
 

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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #50 on: July 22, 2019, 01:13:35 pm »
I'm on my original chain slider at 20,000 kilometers, with thousands of off-road miles.  :sip:

But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.  :dousing:

Yeah I dunno man.   I do have a 16T fron sprocket that potentially makes it worse. But it is annoying.  At least it's a cheap part, the slider.

Me either.  Now yous have me wondering.  I think I'll have my stealer check mine.

I did lube my slider and chain, every day upon arriving at a camp or motel, with a PTFE based lubricant made by, I can't remember the brand now, too stoned, it's certainly not the expensive, mostly worthless chain lube you get at a stealership, and it's 1/2 to 2/3rds the price.



I'm on my original chain slider at 20,000 kilometers, with thousands of off-road miles.  :sip:

But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.  :dousing:

You're in the USA right?  The dealers over there really don't seem to know what the hell is going on.   The tech guys here have been pretty good whenever I've had an issue.

Yes sir.  Agreed, though I've found it is hit n miss.  I found a young KTM tech in Texas that really knows his stuff.  My KTM tech where I purchased is lacking horribly, Imo.








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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #51 on: July 23, 2019, 04:19:48 pm »
I've decided to wait a couple of months more before I change the slider. I see you get  some kits that contain the bolts, is that really necessary?
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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2019, 06:45:14 pm »
I've decided to wait a couple of months more before I change the slider. I see you get  some kits that contain the bolts, is that really necessary?

The kit that KTM sells has the wrong size bolts anyway, but I donít know if you can buy the slider on itís own.
 

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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #53 on: July 23, 2019, 07:31:47 pm »
On my 1190, the slider looked worn, according to the supposed check, after only 3000km, so I decided fuck that shit and have never even bothered checking it on my 1290 with 23000km on now - I guess it will make some nasty sound if it wants to be replaced, or will be replaced, when I swop out chain and sprockets in another ~5000km
 

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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #54 on: July 24, 2019, 08:32:44 am »
On my 1190 I swopped chain slider when I did chain and sprockets at about 36000km.  Was still plenty of "meat" on the old one. According to wear indicators it was due for replacement probably before 10000km.
Forget about the wear indicator guideline - lift the chain and inspect every time you lube your chain.
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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #55 on: July 24, 2019, 09:21:13 am »
On my 1190 I swopped chain slider when I did chain and sprockets at about 36000km.  Was still plenty of "meat" on the old one. According to wear indicators it was due for replacement probably before 10000km.
Forget about the wear indicator guideline - lift the chain and inspect every time you lube your chain.

Yeah, even when the rivets are no longer visible in the window, there's still plenty slider left.  I wonder if they do it to try reduce chain slap or something.


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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #56 on: July 24, 2019, 11:30:50 am »
But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.

What wrong your's BO? Mileage?

Erroneous fault messages on my TFT screen since 1st day of ownership, which I believe was around June 2017.

'Key Fob Not In Range', when it is in the compartment next to the right of the TFT screen or in my jacket pocket.

"Front Brake Switch Failure", when my front brakes are fully operational.

"General Failure", when the bike is fully operational and runs perfect.

There are more examples but I can't remember them.

Mileage = 20,000 kilometers (+/- 1000), I dropped the bike off over 3.5 months ago, I can't remember the exact mileage.

Although I've been out of warranty for over a year, it doesn't matter, the problem arose under warranty, so this is the dealers last chance to fix my bike before I explore options under our consumer protection laws, that's why they've kept it so long, they know they have to get it right.

It wouldn't be the first time I've had to return a problematic motor vehicle (2013 Land Rover Range Rover V8 equaled the biggest POS I've ever owned) for a full refund after owning it for a few years.




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Re: Riding the devils sister
« Reply #57 on: September 16, 2019, 12:57:04 pm »

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