ktm 950 ignition weird problem

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  1. lalispeed

    lalispeed Right handle addict...

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    I bought this bike a month ago with 14 .000 miles.Last sunday On a 250 miles trip after a few stops we made a long one, and when I want to start the bike ,the stator(starter) made a loose noise , like it is not attached to the flywheel if this bike have a flywheel??( sorry about my ignorance .This bike is is totally different to my that the other bikes I owned or own before. WE push the bike on 4TH gear and she start. And I drove for one our nonstop.After that no more problems.
    Some friend said could be the battery but I don't think so >So i read a couple of threads about starter issues on this bike, but my question is could the battery do that?
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  2. geometrician

    geometrician let's keep going...

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  3. lalispeed

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    thanks i don't know if work on that or not , because i start the bike severall time an it looks fine now . I'm afraid to that happ again.I don't want to do labor or expend money on that .So could be just a weak batt?
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  4. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    But the engine was not turning, giving a hisssing noise. If that is your problem then could be the "sprag" is toast. There is a mechanism that grabs the flyweel, using a "ring" with some specially formed wedges, held together with a circular spring. These wedges wear and stop operating properly. The remedy is to replace the wedges from a new sprag from a 640 since it costs around $89.54 while the proper replacement for the Adventure includes the flyweel (not needed really) that costs $575.32 have a look in here http://www.munnracing.com/

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  5. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    If you have an early bike, you don't have a torque limiter, but you could have the problem of the freewheel bolts backing out into the stator. Go to the above link, and scroll down to "Freewheel Bolts."
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  6. lalispeed

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    after few trips and more than 3 k miles no problems at a all, the new batt solve the problem so far..thanks for all the tips.
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  7. blackness

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    Hi all

    Yesterday I had a similar issue with my 2005 KTM adventure S in which it did not start and made a weird noise from the dash.

    The bike had been ridden for about 15 minutes. I had shut it off to open the garage door. I turned the key to the on position, a faint electronic hum came from the dash and nothing happened when I pressed the start button. The bike did not start it was like having the kill switch turned on.

    I turned the key to the off position and then turned it back to the on position. I was then able to start the bike.

    can anybody help me diagnose the problem?

    Thanks
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  8. Blackbert

    Blackbert Factory Rambler

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    I would start by checking the wires from the ignition/key. It's happened before, one of those coming loose or breaking, giving random starting problems.
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  9. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    The starting system has two relays, the big one down near the battery, and a smaller one inside the dash. Maybe the small one is going bad. The manual has instructions on how to test it.

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    Two relays just alike are mounted in this position in the dash. I don't know which one is for the starter, so just test them both.
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  10. blackness

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    Thanks Guys

    Will go have a hunt in these two areas.
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