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Old 08-29-2014, 07:47 AM   #1
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HELP! 2014 KTM 690 won't start!

In the midst of a 3000 km trip through Alberta and BC - currently in Lethbridge. The bike has had intermittent starting problems that if I cycled the key in the ignition a few times, went away. I've checked the main engine ground and it looks clean, fiddled with every switch, sensor, etc I could to find and no dice.

Any thoughts/help/suggestions?!
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:49 AM   #2
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When you hit the starter does it turn over?
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:54 AM   #3
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When you hit the starter does it turn over?
Sorry to miss that. No, it doesn't, but all the normal lights do come on.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:55 AM   #4
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Is your bike in neutral?
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:56 AM   #5
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Starter button issue (does the starter turn) or is it not firing? More details would be helpful - thanks
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:02 AM   #6
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Starter button, start relay. Do you hear a click, click sound when you hit the start button?
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:51 AM   #7
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In the midst of a 3000 km trip through Alberta and BC - currently in Lethbridge. The bike has had intermittent starting problems that if I cycled the key in the ignition a few times, went away. I've checked the main engine ground and it looks clean, fiddled with every switch, sensor, etc I could to find and no dice.

Any thoughts/help/suggestions?!
Does it have a sidestand switch, if so disconnect the 2 leads and connect the wires they plug into togeher...
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:52 AM   #8
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Starter button issue (does the starter turn) or is it not firing? More details would be helpful - thanks
It doesn't turn over. It seems like power's not going to the starter due to an ignition/starter switch/kickstand sensor issue. Know of any ways to narrow it down between that lot?

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Starter button, start relay. Do you hear a click, click sound when you hit the start button?
No clicking when the start button is pressed.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:54 AM   #9
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Heading off to the KTM dealer in Lethbridge who is graciously squeezing it in today!!! Fingers crossed they can find a way to let me limp it on a ~1200+ KM journey this weekend.

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Old 08-29-2014, 01:06 PM   #10
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kill switch?
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:06 PM   #11
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Resolved :) .

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