2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure won't start

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  1. neckbracebob

    neckbracebob Adventurer

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    Does yours have an actual key that fits into an ignition switch? My understanding is the new models rely on remote sensing of a keyfob, but there is no actual manually keyed ignition. That's just dumb.
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  2. brianbrannon

    brianbrannon They'll ride up with wear

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    Your understanding is wrong. Try being informed instead of opinionated. It has a remote key antenna and a proximity key antenna.
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  3. -clinton-

    -clinton- Been here awhile

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    "Your understanding is wrong. Try being informed instead of opinionated. It has a remote key antenna and a proximity key antenna"

    Try being nice. Not everyone knows everything about everything. The forums are a great place to gather information, but sometimes the information provided is incorrect, or the person getting the information doesn't have the same depth of understanding as the person providing it. There's no reason to attack him. Offer him a detailed explanation of how it works so next time he knows.
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  4. Barekat

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    Great investigative work finding the fault. Appreciate the feedback in the event it can help me or another inmate down the road. ;)
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  5. neckbracebob

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    ??? My question was whether the 2019 KTM 1290 adventure has an actual key that fits into an old-fashioned ignition switch, as opposed to remote/proximity sensing only. It seems to be a great bike but I wouldn't want to trust the remote/proximity sensing feature without a manual backup.
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  6. mhr650

    mhr650 Been here awhile Supporter

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    This is why people who actually own a 1290 get annoyed about people spreading misinformation about the starting system on the bikes. Pretty much every bike sold in the last decade or so has the exact same immobilizer system built in, the chip is in your key and the antenna is mounted close to where you insert the key, if that system fails you are going nowhere no matter how many times you turn the key. On the 1290 the immobilizer antenna is mounted behind the inner bodywork and when you hold your key against it the bike will start every time guaranteed even if you don’t have a battery in the key. The long range wireless system that allows you to keep your key in your pocket or tank bag is in addition to the immobilizer and purely a convenience system.


    There were a few bikes that had a problem with the wires on the Ride On switch, but once again this had nothing at all to do with wireless starting and could have happened on any bike no matter the system.
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  7. neckbracebob

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    Ok -- thanks for that. The 1290 is undoubtedly a great bike, awesome....
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  8. ian408

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    Did you figure this out yet? If not, it could also be the exhaust flap.
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  9. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator Super Moderator

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    Never mind, I see the coil reply.
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