Dammit Boy

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by sstewart, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Sadlsor

    Sadlsor Been here awhile

    Oct 16, 2003
    Magic City in the Heart of Dixie
    As mentioned on p2 by ADVMax, this happened to me and is well documented with photos and all, must be back in '08? '07 maybe? Beats me.
    Mine is a 2005.5, and I'm pretty sure the TSB for the rotor - loctite check included my year. Mine looked pretty much exactly like this thread.
    Had prolly ~10K miles (bought used in '07 with 1300 - not K miles on it) at the time.
    I changed the oil, after replacing the first stator ...and used the wrong Loctite. So I got to do it twice. Second time, I cried to Max and he suggested the... the... whatever the hell he said. (See p. 2 this thread.)
    After replacing the second replacement stator, I changed the oil and worried some more. Nothing happened except putting on more miles. And more tires. (Not sure the tires are related to the stator issue. But I could be wrong.)
    Anyways, my symptoms each time were very clear. (At least they were, if I had a clue.) The battery stopped holding a charge. Because it wasn't being charged by the alternator / charging system. D-uh!
    And because the copper windings on my stator were being shredded, minced and pulverized by the bolts that were not thread-locked properly and backed out of the rotor which was spinning round and ...I think I'm repeating myself.
    So, yeah, on a late-model 2005 / pre-release 2006. AKA 2005.5.
    And I used the same gasket.
    And it still doesn't leak.
    And I ain't goin' back in there unless I have to.
  2. v8toilet

    v8toilet Nothing to see here.

    Jul 11, 2005
    Northwest U.S.
    Just so I'm clear, the TSB relates to 03-04 bikes but the failures have been documented to 05.5 or 06. Presumably this would also be an issue on the SE (07-09)?
  3. Xskydiver

    Xskydiver Been here awhile

    Aug 6, 2006
    Willcox, AZ
    I just had the same thing on my 04. My dealer said my VIN wasn't in the range so the TB was never done. They are calling KTM to ask for a fix anyway. Mine has 15k miles. I also did the torque limiter and didn't check the bolts.
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  4. erappaport

    erappaport pray for rain

    Jun 23, 2004
    Yeah, I kind of felt the same way, someone said just re-torquing might actually beak the loctite that was there.. anybody else buy that?
  5. slidewayes

    slidewayes slidewayes

    Nov 27, 2010
    The little I know about loctite when you brake it louse the bolt/nut is stell bound all the way out I Would think that it is not the end of it but what is there in to puling it all apart and re applying