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Old 02-21-2015, 08:45 AM   #1
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Are all SEs broke?

Here's the deal... ABS just simply does not work on these bikes, never did... can't pull up street, dirt, rain, sport, or supermoto modes, seat doesn't heat, can't figure out which button to hold down to engage or disengage MTC... ran the teraflex at 8 psi but the TPMS didn't come on... tried to figure out when to shift but appears the tach and shift lights are both broke so I'm just winging it and yesterday on a run down a smooth section I tried to set cruise but that failed too... Wheelie control is obviously busted because every time I shift into second gear the front wheel launches to the moon... and if that's not enough, I'm wearing out three rear tires to every front so something is way out of whack with the throttle because my Harley doesn't do that, and it's a Harley! Surely there's no way this bike would be good for a RTW, ADV, or Enduro ride with such shortfalls? I mean really, who would want to ride or own such an over-the-top non-electronic assisted basic simple 1-litre dirt bike anyway... how could such a non-assisted powerful ride be fun...
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Old 02-21-2015, 11:05 AM   #2
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Well, since I'm such a generous guy, I'll give you a couple of thousand bucks for it. You can then buy yourself another leather vest and some chaps to wear on your Harley.

Let me know when/where to come get the worthless POS. I'll bring cash.
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:37 PM   #3
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I'm closer than him, so I'll match his offer and toss in some get-back whips, and a sheep skin seat cover for your assless chaps. Let me know.

Side note: I sold my Harley last month. Don't miss it yet.
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:08 PM   #4
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Awesome oldfuddy!

My SE has the: exact. same. problem!

PS- have you contacted the tire manufacturer to see if you go a tire from a faulty batch?



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Old 02-21-2015, 09:22 PM   #5
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Side note: I sold my Harley last month. Don't miss it yet.

That's funny, I recently sold my Softail and road king as well and don't miss either of them. More room for orange!
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:43 PM   #6
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I had it for ten years. Swore up and down just 3 years ago that I'd never part with it. Then I got my 950 Adv in Nov 2013. The American v-twin is in Az now, the Austrian model is in my garage.
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:36 AM   #7
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You American guys sure love your tractors... great for ploughing fields or as an ornament for the local coffee-shop car park, but...

Orange is good.

Carry on.

Cheers... Paul
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:44 AM   #8
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I've spent day trying to diagnose all the faults on my SE...I get no fault codes to help me. Must be something wrong with the FI as when I shut the throttle off the engine braking is sharp and sudden, still saving on rear pads but not tyres.

Well the traction control works well at low RPM, pulls like a tractor and finds that grip...at higher RMP the traction control fails dramatically, spinning up the rear in fourth.
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:28 AM   #9
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You American guys sure love your tractors... great for ploughing fields or as an ornament for the local coffee-shop car park, but...

Orange is good.

Carry on.

Cheers... Paul
I agree.
The SE is great for farming.
I use it to dig deep irrigation ditches.



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Old 02-24-2015, 09:19 PM   #10
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See what happens when you drink the Orange Koolaid, you never look back. When I first got my 07 KTM 950 SE, I replaced the worn out stock rear tire after 1,200 miles. The new rear Scorpion lasted twice as long, I replaced it after 3,000 miles. I'm must be getting old, the rear tires are lasting a lot longer.
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:49 PM   #11
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I just wish the internal gyroscope that kept the bike from falling over when I'm tired worked. Damn thing never has.... My friends behind me want traction control fixed as they are ducking boulders, tree stumps, and medium sized animals...
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