The CLUNK gremlin...

Discussion in 'Hard. Core. (1090/1190/1290)' started by BuffHunter, Sep 6, 2015.

?

Does your 1290SA clunk when topping out or crossing speed bumps? Check all that apply.

  1. Yes; when topping out.

    68 vote(s)
    42.5%
  2. Yes; when crossing speed bumps.

    92 vote(s)
    57.5%
  3. No; Clunk? What's a clunk?

    40 vote(s)
    25.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. jrc58

    jrc58 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    Oddometer:
    365
    Location:
    Spain
    Where are you from Veteran1 ?
    #81
  2. Bundu

    Bundu KTM 1290SA

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Oddometer:
    976
    Location:
    Pretoria, South Africa
    Oh my! that's totally bulsjit! It's these little (big) things that KTM need to pay some attention to! their bikes are crazy fun, but please don't fark us around when you haven't done all your homework!? I'll wait a bit before I approach my dealer to have my right fork refurbished.... and I hope they have their shit sorted by then.....

    (and YES, I know there will be some guys that say one should suck it up....... I'm not)
    #82
  3. BuffHunter

    BuffHunter Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Oddometer:
    763
    Location:
    Parker, CO
    Having to trailer mine to the dealer 30 miles away suddenly does not seem so terrible...
    #83
    Panoramix likes this.
  4. jrc58

    jrc58 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    Oddometer:
    365
    Location:
    Spain
    [Quote = "PLO231, de la publicación: 28787940, miembro de: 22862"] tuve la alta velocidad de oscilación. Instalación de un nuevo amortiguador de dirección Hyperpro curado / enmascarado el bamboleo. [/ Quote]
    Reference of the KTM 1290 Adv ?
    Is remove and put or ?
    #84
  5. JC100

    JC100 Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Oddometer:
    2,318
    Location:
    Kingston
    I haven't picked my MY 2015 bike up yet but I'll be insisting they check to see if there's a right fork issue before I sign everything and ink the deal, otherwise I'll be asking for the same deal on a 2016 with rectified forks. I don't think anyone would say "suck it up" on a $20K flagship bike.
    #85
  6. BuffHunter

    BuffHunter Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Oddometer:
    763
    Location:
    Parker, CO
    The 2016 1290SA should be OK. Apparently about 30% of the 2015s have the clunk issue. I put about 500 miles on it in Southern CO today and I am a happy camper about the suspension fix. The fuel gauge stuck on every tank today.
    #86
  7. jrc58

    jrc58 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    Oddometer:
    365
    Location:
    Spain
    I think 100%.
    But I also think that not all users KTM 1290 Super Adventure Motorcycle read forums to speak and also I think many users of KTM 1290 Super Adventure 2015
    they think their bike is good although have that feeling to loose direction.
    #87
  8. Euro1290

    Euro1290 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2015
    Oddometer:
    272
    Location:
    Malta
    I don't have any noise from my front suspension, so no, not 100% and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
    #88
  9. jrc58

    jrc58 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    Oddometer:
    365
    Location:
    Spain
    You know the date of manufacture of your motobike?

    Nor the feeling to loose direction when passing very slow by a speed bump ???

    I have driven 3 KTM 1290 SAdv and the 3 equal.

    Your motorbike is 2015 or 2016 ?

    In de VIN number the word F is 2015 and the word G is 2016.
    #89
  10. Euro1290

    Euro1290 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2015
    Oddometer:
    272
    Location:
    Malta
    May 2015
    #90
  11. jrc58

    jrc58 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    Oddometer:
    365
    Location:
    Spain
    The mine of July and the other 2 are June and July 2015.
    #91
  12. airwater

    airwater Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2005
    Oddometer:
    727
    Location:
    N 41°39'42.51" W 4°44'03.34
    No clunk
    #92
  13. BuffHunter

    BuffHunter Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Oddometer:
    763
    Location:
    Parker, CO
    I, too, had a hard time believing that they did not all CLUNK. I've never ridden any other 1290SA, but mine was so bad that it seemed impossible that some were OK.

    Seeing that one in four of those who answered the poll above insisted they had no problem made me believe there were some good ones. Since people with issues are much more likely to go online and answer polls, I think the one in four "good" result is very pessimistic. Hence my willingness to believe that over half of the 2015 bikes are OK.
    #93
    airwater likes this.
  14. gadallah

    gadallah Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2015
    Oddometer:
    22
    Location:
    Lancaster, CA
    I agree. The local shop tested my bike and, guess what, they don't think there is anything wrong with the forks. How can you argue with that? I think this is total BS, KTM should own up to their short comings and issue a recall. After all, this a 21K bike.
    #94
  15. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Simple Math

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Oddometer:
    13,325
    Location:
    The Edge Of Town
    Well...$16.5K if you waited until now to get a '15. :umph
    #95
  16. Bundu

    Bundu KTM 1290SA

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Oddometer:
    976
    Location:
    Pretoria, South Africa
    then, IMO, it's scandalous that dealers are telling those with the CLUNK that it's normal
    #96
  17. jrc58

    jrc58 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    Oddometer:
    365
    Location:
    Spain
    Scandalous and of very bad professionals.
    The price of factory of the cartridge think not more than 50 €.
    For the price of a 1290 KTM Super Adventure can repair 400 motobikes approximately.
    They prefer bad publicity to future clients of KTM instead of fixing and everybody happy.
    I do not get it.
    I think they're not being intelligent the customer service ktm.
    #97
  18. GeorgeD

    GeorgeD Been here awhile Supporter

    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Oddometer:
    574
    Location:
    Sweden
    where did you find this low price?
    here in Europe the item 48SAF1P26R (complete right cartridge) costs 307euro
    #98
  19. jrc58

    jrc58 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    Oddometer:
    365
    Location:
    Spain
    I mean manufacturing price for KTM.
    No sale price to the public. To the public 300 €.
    #99
  20. BuffHunter

    BuffHunter Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Oddometer:
    763
    Location:
    Parker, CO
    I wanted to clarify that I now NEVER FEEL any of the suspension adjustments that I know are still happening. The suspension is totally smooth, and the "nervous horse" is completely gone. The change is amazing.

    I go over 10 big speed bumps every day and even on those - in comfort & single rider mode - I never feel any adjustments.