790 Adventure R rear shock failure

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by [Art], Oct 19, 2019.

  1. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    TFT black out....turn the bike off with the key leave it for a second then re start,TFT should work again
  2. Some_Dude

    Some_Dude Been here awhile

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    Out of curiosity, at what point does it stop being a “my shock is leaking, KTM sucks” and start being “my shock is leaking, time for routine shock maintenance”?
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  3. CaseyB

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    Idk, you should start a thread questioning it.


    Thanks for the suggestion. I tried that and numerous other randomness. I’ll look at fuses I guess next. Maybe disconnect the battery
  4. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    I may have just been extremely lucky but other than about a 10 second black out 6 months and several thousand miles ago I've been spared any TFT issues so far. Power wash the bike a fair bit and plenty of rocky terrain, rain, freezing weather and plenty of hot humid weather as well . Only thing I've done with the TFT is goop up the connector with CRC dielectric grease right after I bought the bike, which reminds me, probably time to do it again, this time I'm going to throw some salt over my shoulder while doing it for good measure.

    As for the shock, I would not give up hope yet. Talk to your dealer, KTM seems to take what the dealer has to say into consideration on thse types of things.
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  5. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I don’t know, but it goddamn sure isn’t a little over a year.
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  6. CaseyB

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    First tft issue for me. I’m hoping it’s something simple. Will look tomorrow.

    I actually have an appointment with solid performance that was for turning on my cruise. Guess i need to call and add a few things.

    Im not one to hoot and holler if stuff goes wrong. Was a bit bummed before as i had a two day ride planned for this coming week. But shit happens. And if I’m out warranty, I’m out of warranty. I enjoy the bike, I’ll get it fixed and hopefully improved and move on.

    now that 2 day trip will have to be 6 :lol3
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  7. Tigerkf

    Tigerkf Been here awhile

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    I guess for some people no matter what goes wrong, they think it's alright when it's a KTM!
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  8. Some_Dude

    Some_Dude Been here awhile

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    Interesting interpretation.
  9. kubcat

    kubcat Riding is Eudaemonic Supporter

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    Call an authorized WP service center ASAP. You will most likely get a different answer than from the dealer, who only looked at your warranty expiration date.
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  10. kubcat

    kubcat Riding is Eudaemonic Supporter

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    Call Solid Performance right now...

    Edit - I see you already have an appointment. You may need to talk to Brandon in the WP shop to get the shock added to the list of work done, as the KTM shop and the WP shop seem to be separate entities.

    I was planning to put that progressive spring that I bought from George at S101 the week before my NEBDR week long ride, and I found the shock wet with oil. The word used was that the shock was "weeping" past the seal. I called Solid and spoke with Evan about it. I paid for expedited shipping (only $60 total) and I had the shock back 2 days before our planned departure. I can't say enough good about those guys...
  11. CaseyB

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    Fuse 5 was blown.
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  12. Man Wu

    Man Wu n00b

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    my 2019 first batch KTM 790r just got rear shock failure, all oil leaked. just reach 8000km mileage....
  13. kubcat

    kubcat Riding is Eudaemonic Supporter

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    What's your plan?
  14. Some_Dude

    Some_Dude Been here awhile

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    Well... my shock started leaking. Lasted 23,200km. Wasn’t even riding it; towed it a little over 2000km and when I rolled it off the trailer I noticed it pissed itself.

    Guess that’s my punishment for being an asshole earlier in this thread. :permazot

    Time for a rebuild...
  15. windblown101

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    Nope. That's your punishment for trailering it. You got it mad!

    :lol3

    Take it somewhere good that actually knows what needs doing and you'll be sorted.
  16. CaseyB

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    Solid performance - can’t say enough good things.

    From my initial phone call to meeting in person, all good

    Too good actually. Plan was fix to fix the rear shock, get my weeping fork seal looked at, brake line recall, and turn on cruise

    All of above will be done at some point, but I went ahead and upgraded :lol3 My seat may be getting a bit higher and I’m gonna have some more shit for sale

    Any S owners want a complete stock R suspension? Will make you a fantastic deal
  17. chippertheripper

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    that escalated quickly.
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  18. Some_Dude

    Some_Dude Been here awhile

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    This is why I put a low limit on my credit card. :beer
  19. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    I had them do my shock as well. Great outfit. I intentionally have avoided stopping in to avoid any temptation. It wouldn't take a very hard push... lol.
  20. Some_Dude

    Some_Dude Been here awhile

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    I did just that... and it’s stopped leaking. 400km later, still going.

    The parts are on order, so if it holds out until the snow arrives I’ll probably rebuild it over the winter.
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