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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Dozer720, Aug 13, 2015.
Has anybody been injured by the faulty clutches?
Funny I was wondering the same thing
how common is that failure?
and is the preferred fix the Oberon slave or the Rekluse?
we're still in a deep freeze and I'm not getting much riding time in, might as well do some PM on a relatively cheap part if it's that failure prone.
I'm in Norcal and buying a new 2017 leftover from a dealership in San Diego, which they are delivering this weekend. I emailed the salesperson I'm working with this AM about if they suggest installing an aftermarket clutch slave cylinder and it they have any in stock. He emailed me right back saying that they already installed an aftermarket one without me even asking, at no cost, because they are aware of the issue. That's some killer customer service right there. +rep to Chris at GP motorcycles in SD.
The P/N for the slave has been superseded. It was discussed a few pages back. I don't think anyone has had a new one in hand to compare to the old one. I have 17,000 miles on my 2017 stock slave with no issues. I bought the Oberon recently as a winter project.
This failure is common enough that it should be a recall. Period.
I’ve held the new one in my hand. Internally it’s different but looks exactly the same. New o-ring.
Seconded... especially when one considers the possibility of a road accident and injury when it fails.
So there is an upgrade it seems ?
#24 is part #79432061144
#24 is part #79432061044
Seen at the Swissmoto today:
48mm Explor Forks on all 2019 KTM and Huskys. The KTM 690 has the Framegeometry of the Husky 701 in the steeringhead area, means the turnradius is the same now.
Some would miss the advanced hydrostop of the 4 cs , some woud not even notice.
It seems to me like this would be a class action lawsuit if it’s not a recall. Do we have a 701 rider/ lawyer on the forum?
I don't mean to sidetrack the thread, but I just visited the local KTM dealer and they had a 790 Duke. It seems like a supermoto with a twin instead of a thumper.
Have any of you tried one? How does it compare to the Husky 701? Is the handling similar?
The price for the new KTM slave cylinder (79432061144) is is roughly the same as the Oberon. Not sure why anyone would continue gambling on KTM getting it right when we know Oberon has.
I almost got pushed into oncoming traffic trying to make a left turn. I think I would have, if not for knowing because of this forum, what was happening.
Luckily, when mine failed I was in bumper to bumper traffic at rush hour. I just switched the motor off, stopped, put it in neutral and walked it to the side of the road. Warranty replacement.
However, it was replaced with 79432061044 before 79432061144 was available. Oberon for the win once it's off warranty. That is May 3rd.
Probably because the warranty fix and the oil change is free and the dealer has assured us that the new part won't fail.
What KTM should do is take care of the labor if your slave fails and you walk in with an Oberon. I tried to get my dealer to do that and was told no. And, they wanted a hour and a half of labor to install the Oberon, plus charge me for he oil change. I decided on getting the warranty replacement, then I'll have a different place install my Oberon and pocket the warranty slave.
Or you could do it yourself. There’s no oil change necessary if you lay the bike on its side.
I've never changed one.
There was a time you had never rode a motorcycle, you’ve obviously overcome that obstacle.
Buy the $20 shop manual. There’s 3 bolts and a hose holding it on. I know your capable of this simple task.