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Offline Grumpleton

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2018 690 forks rusting
« on: December 10, 2019, 07:07:35 pm »
Has anyone else had this problem, took the fork covers off the front to give the bike a good clean and found rust spots on the front of the forks at the bottom  >:(, my bike is still under warranty till April next year, so I think I need to talk to KTM about this, as its not acceptable.
my 950 which is 16 years old does not have a spot of rust on it, and it stands in the same garage.
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Re: 2018 690 forks rusting
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 09:44:17 pm »
Rust would probably not negatively affect the 690's forks, given how kak they are.



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Re: 2018 690 forks rusting
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2019, 06:34:23 am »
Has anyone else had this problem, took the fork covers off the front to give the bike a good clean and found rust spots on the front of the forks at the bottom  >:(, my bike is still under warranty till April next year, so I think I need to talk to KTM about this, as its not acceptable.
my 950 which is 16 years old does not have a spot of rust on it, and it stands in the same garage.
My 2015 has the same thing. It's below the travel so I just spray it with silicone to prevent it from spreading.
The forks are just hard chrome so they can rust.
 

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Re: 2018 690 forks rusting
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2019, 06:55:28 am »
Has anyone else had this problem, took the fork covers off the front to give the bike a good clean and found rust spots on the front of the forks at the bottom  >:(, my bike is still under warranty till April next year, so I think I need to talk to KTM about this, as its not acceptable.
my 950 which is 16 years old does not have a spot of rust on it, and it stands in the same garage.
My 2015 has the same thing. It's below the travel so I just spray it with silicone to prevent it from spreading.
The forks are just hard chrome so they can rust.

Defiantly below the travel , but it should not have happend , KTM and I are going to have a talk today,  >:( dont know how far I will get. ???
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Re: 2018 690 forks rusting
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2019, 01:25:05 pm »
Has anyone else had this problem, took the fork covers off the front to give the bike a good clean and found rust spots on the front of the forks at the bottom  >:(, my bike is still under warranty till April next year, so I think I need to talk to KTM about this, as its not acceptable.
my 950 which is 16 years old does not have a spot of rust on it, and it stands in the same garage.
My 2015 has the same thing. It's below the travel so I just spray it with silicone to prevent it from spreading.
The forks are just hard chrome so they can rust.

Defiantly below the travel , but it should not have happend , KTM and I are going to have a talk today,  >:( dont know how far I will get. ???
Good luck and if you come right with KTM tell them you have a buddy who has the same issue.
Just by the way mine also lives in a garage.