On the side of the road...

Discussion in 'Hard. Core. (1090/1190/1290)' started by whiskey_six, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. whiskey_six

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    Hey fellas. On the side of the road with my 2017 KTM 1290 SAR. Drinking a beer waiting for the trailer to arrive. Just North of Kalispelle. The bike started hesitating and then turned in to a big under load. It will idle but if it requires more fuel flow or power it bogs. I’m thinking either the fuel filter, fuel pump(still turns on and revs but will bog if I hold the revs high), or injectors have some crud in them. It did start to do this after I filled up with premium at a small conoco, went about 15 miles and the hesitation got worse and worse and now not driveable(rideable). Bad gas maybe? I drained about a gallon into the gravel with no improvement. The bike has 8000 miles. Smog delete is the only addition I’ve done to the air/fuel happenings. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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  2. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Long timer

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    Fuel filter most likely.
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  3. Oldschoolrocker

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    Sounds like it very well could be filters to me/and or fuel pump. Only way to eliminate future problems is to go Guglatech filters IMHO. Wish you the best! Might post up in Rockies thread too if you need a good shop to go to. Lotsa KTM boys over there.
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  4. whiskey_six

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    Right on thanks. I’ll get a gas container and drain the fuel to check out the filter. Guess I’m gonna miss the Road to the sun ride....unless I fix it. Guglatrch filters. Check.
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  5. Night Crawler

    Night Crawler Been here awhile

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    Its definitely the filters. Call the nearest dealer and see if they have them. Throw the Guglatech in this winter after riding season is over.
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  6. Bartimus

    Bartimus Been here awhile

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    Where are the filters located? Are they easy to get to?
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  7. Oldschoolrocker

    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE Supporter

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    You”ve got to pull the fuel pump out of the left bottom front of gas tank. Better have o rings and filters to swap if you do or Gulatech stuff.
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  8. Oldschoolrocker

    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE Supporter

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    Good luck!! Hope you make that Road to the sun!! Should be bad ass!
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  9. Capo Rick

    Capo Rick Please understand... Supporter

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    Coincidentally, my fuel filter issue from 2016 happened on the south end of Flathead Lake. Must be the Montana air :pope
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  10. hoss1

    hoss1 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Obviously not many folks burn high test in Montana. The gas is old and the tanks probably full of crud. Use regular next time.
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  11. Oldschoolrocker

    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE Supporter

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    Guess I have been lucky going through there. Plus with the freeway speeds of 90-95 it could raise more issues running regular! Haha!!
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  12. Wynnded

    Wynnded Wait....what?

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    At least it's easier to find E0 there, which I like.
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  13. whiskey_six

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    Headed back to civilization now. Took it apart to the injectors in the camp site, fuel pump works and the filter is spotless. I’m betting on bad gas. That’s a good idea to run regular out in the sticks. Fuel dongles might be a good add on.
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  14. ls6777

    ls6777 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I don't think the 2017+ SAR/SAS has a bad fuel dongle option.
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  15. whiskey_six

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    Well fellas. Bad gas was it. Frustrating to say the least. Guess I’ll have to plan another ride to Glacier to get that ride off my bucket list. Cheers!
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  16. TomSummerfield

    TomSummerfield Orange Blooded

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    Sorry to hear mate! Going to the Sun was the highlight of our Montana adventures especially on the big KTM.
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  17. RCR001

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    My Fuel issue happened on the Blue Ridge in NC about a month ago, limped it back to the house we were staying at, I always carry the Guglatech filters with me on trips, changed it out with the help from the U-tube video as a reference and rode back to Canada 3 days later..Time to order another kit.
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  18. whiskey_six

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    Do you guys run the filler neck filter and the sock around the pump?
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  19. KTM 1190advR

    KTM 1190advR Enema of the state Supporter

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    I do, it isn’t a sock though. It’s a pre-filter much like OEM but conciderably larger filter area and of a better suited material. There is also an in-line external filter in the complete kit so you’ll have to ditch the round fibre filter inside the pump assembly.
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  20. Wynnded

    Wynnded Wait....what?

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    This is what I do as well.
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