1290 SAR won't start flashes yellow light

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by Iwl67, May 18, 2018 at 5:26 AM.

  1. Iwl67

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    So last night when I went to lock my ignition, held the start button down and heard the lock initialize, but it didn't catch properly so I turned the bars out and back in and tried it again. The screen flashed briefly and went out and that was it. Now it just flashes a yellow light 4 times when I hit the button. WTF?? I'm 800 kms into a road trip on a brand new bike. Any quick fixes or just somehow get it to a dealer? Any help is super appreciated!! Please no comments on this is why you didnt buy this bike and key fobs are crap please. I just want some help if its out there. Thanks.
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  2. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    4 flashes is the steering lock. Wiggle the handle bars and try again.

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    page 316 of the 2018 MY manual
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  3. Iwl67

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    Thanks Deviant. So I just went out and tried it, the first time I hit the start button it flashed once. Still nothing, second time it flashed 4 times. Tried moving the bars back and forth, holding in lock position and holding the button etc. Nothing.
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  4. Iwl67

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    I've tried holding the key over the antenna to reset itself too.
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  5. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    Pretty sure one flash is normal. Is your steering locked? If not I wouldn't put any pressure on the bars, if it is try relieving the pressure on the solenoid.

    There is an issue with the Race-On switch that you may be having. Try gently adjusting the switchgear. Seems there can be a lose wire.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/another-key-fob-issue-2017-1290r.1297799/page-3#post-34919376
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  6. Iwl67

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    Tried that, still nothing. Getting frustrated. Put some extra power to the battery and even disconnected it. Anyone have a number for a service line to ktm?
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  7. Iwl67

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    Found a number. I'll try them at 8.
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  8. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    Doubt it'll help but KTM NA Customer service: 1-855-215-6360
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  9. Iwl67

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    Thanks Deviant, your help is appreciated. Looking for the solenoid for the steering lock to see if something is bent or held in. Is it behind a bunch of plastic?
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    bionicman On your Mom

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  11. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    Dunno. Never looked for it and not near the bike now. Parts fiche is no help. I'd just keep trying at it. Just be patient and give it time between pressing the race on button. At least 30 seconds. Wiggle, press, wait. Sucks.
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  12. Tops

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    Dealer told me there are two antennas on our bikes. A low frequency and a high frequency antenna. The fob works off the high frequency but if you remove the battery it will become a low frequency. Try removing the battery and holding it over the "spot" and see if that works. Also, turn your cell phone off when you do it. Last result is push your bike into a different area.... Yes it sounds stupid but there could be some interference.
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  13. mhr650

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    Go back to his original post and it looks like his problem started when he tried to lock the steering and it failed, either the solenoid failed, or is stuck, and the fob and electronics are performing exactly as they should be.

    I think that you have to remove the tank to get to the steering lock solenoid, maybe if you can get to it you can tap on it to get it unstuck, or try unplugging it.

    Do people actually use steering locks? In 35 years of riding I have never locked the steering on any bike even once.
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  14. Lettikka

    Lettikka Been here awhile

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    Be sure that you are "touching" the race on button. Like dialing a phone, don't hold it down. Hit the button and get off of it. I wasn't clear if the steering is currently locked but if it is turn the bars slightly left of resting position with the bike on the sidestand. Touch the button briefly and the steering should unlock. If the bike doesn't power up, touch it briefly again. When the bike is looking for the key you get one yellow flash, when it does not find the key you get two. I have never had my steering lock not function correctly but it should be noted that engaging the steering lock is the ONLY time you would push and hold the "raceon" button.
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  15. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    There's new switch released...read relevant threads....



    Also read this

    I've had similar but seem to of cracked it....



    I notice in your video the orange on off starter switch it up I always have mine down for on...

    Also in the right hand switch gear, upon buying mine new, the brake lever was parralell to the floor, not natural or comfortable when riding.

    I had a fiddle ( with the lever) repositioned it down for comfort, and immediately after I did this the bike started playing up,

    Here's the thing, At first I never noticed the lug/tab from brake assembly clamp, that fits in to switch gear plastic housing, ( I've now cut this tab off with a grinder)...any way, in first instance, I undid brake clamp and started forcing the lever down a bit for comfort, I noticed my forceing the tab twisted the plastic switch housing, this I think buggered something, possibly a connection in the housing, ....

    Once I realised and cut the tab off, all worked fine.....once in a while I get a short moment of non response, I just give levers and throttle and switches a twist and tap

    I notice in your video, you have changed mirrors, how much tinkering did you do....

    I'm absolutely sure the problem is in the right hand switch gear,

    Did the problem happen before you had touched any tools there.

    I not sure if I've upset a connection in the right hand elects, but every once in a blue moon mine plays up,

    I've noticed if I pull brake lever and twist lever up and down then retry key it usually works... Orange ignition switch always down,

    Next time it plays up, undo the boots on the right hand mirror/brake clamp, and give it a thorough wiggle, same with throttle body screws, loosen and wiggle..

    Worked for me


    Did you ever adjust any thing on the right switch gear throttle assembly


    I've toured abroad on mine with Mrs, and have full confidence in the key now...done loads and have loads planned


    Brilliant bike, would not part with it in a hurry
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  16. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Strongly advise you read every new post since about, Oct 2017...

    Boil the kettle time.....


    Every last thing you ever need to knows all there...
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  17. Deviant

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    Man we really gotta get you to use paragraphs.
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  18. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Just



    For



    You




    Honey...
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