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Offline Grunder

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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #80 on: January 15, 2021, 02:47:43 pm »
The first factory bike to blow up at this years Dakar?
A Yamaha.
"Contaminated fuel"
But hey, its clutch was still intact.
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Bit of a misguided comment. No bike can run on water and when they put clean fuel in back at the bivouac it started and ran fine.

Don't go and spoil a good story with facts  :biggrin:
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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #81 on: January 15, 2021, 02:54:14 pm »
The first factory bike to blow up at this years Dakar?
A Yamaha.
"Contaminated fuel"
But hey, its clutch was still intact.
 :ricky:

Bit of a misguided comment. No bike can run on water and when they put clean fuel in back at the bivouac it started and ran fine.

Don't go and spoil a good story with facts  :biggrin:

Yes, it is obvious that the contaminant in the fuel damaged that engine.

But like Altie said, the clutch were fine, supertough those Jap clutches.