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Just wanted to ask on here two buddies recently crashed die to blown fuse on their 15 KTM dungey edition bikes. Today my buddy broke his leg. Is this a common issue?

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Need the updated bracket for the capacitor to fix the problem ...

 

If the fuse is blown, then new capacitor too.

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Yup. Known problem with a KTM recall on a few bikes. I don't know if it is a recall on the 15 Factory Edition so go to the KTM website and enter the vin number to check for a recall.

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I had a blown fuse and stalled bike, fortunately I was not riding it at the time! Known issue, dealer is supplying new parts.

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Need the updated bracket for the capacitor to fix the problem ...

 

If the fuse is blown, then new capacitor too.

Yep!  Had all three of mine done at no expense to me. 

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My buddy was charged to fix this issue. I'd never buy a KTM.

Good, have fun with ur jap bike!

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Looks like how it happened was the cap was re-located and mounted differently in 2016. Part of the big redesign on the motors. The old mount used two bolts and a bracket to securely attach the cap near the FI body.

 

The new mount was a rubber sleeve moulded into the cap body. It slides over a steel tab in the front of the motor. The cap is parallel to the axis of the bike. Sitting there it looks like a ton of clearance in all directions.

 

With the movement of the bike, the cap can swing up and down far enough to touch the head cover bolts. Mine died while a local pro was riding it, getting some pretty good air. I found a small dent in the cap. The fix (I have not seen the new bracket yet) is to rotate the cap 90 degrees.

 

So, there were unintended consequences of the re-location. Doubtless a few grams were saved. KTM is obviously working hard to make these bikes lighter, not sure that this failure shows a lack of quality control, but it could be blamed on their engineering procedure. I'm surprised it was not discovered earlier, I thought the '16 changes were introduced with the FE models, but hard to say on any single item.

 

If I had a broken leg as a result of this change, I would be upset. I did bust myself up in 2010 due to the 2 stroke throttle cable snagging on the 1/4 turn cap. Machine issues are a small part of the risk factor in racing, but they will be there always.

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Are the regular 2016 models affected by this? Or has the mounting been fixed since the 15.5 FE

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I have a 16 with the recall, haven't done it yet though

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I had mine done and it doesn't look any different, one thing I did notice is that it's kinda loose and I can wiggle the capacitor now, anybody else's like this?

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16 FE have new mouting.

Are you 100% sure. Just got my new fe 450 today. Still in the box. Will be stripping for prep so will check .if I knew what to look for?

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Are you 100% sure. Just got my new fe 450 today. Still in the box. Will be stripping for prep so will check .if I knew what to look for?

According to other thread, the FE 16.5 are revised brackets

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Mine died while approaching a fast triple and thank God I was able to save it. My dealer replaced the capacitor free of charge. Unfortunately they did not have the updated mount available at the time. So when I read this post about the guy breaking his leg I ordered aNother capacitor with the updated mount it cost me $76. My dealer told me they have been on backorder and I was able to locate one. Figured it would be smart to change the capacitor again along with the new mount. It's just a little piece of rubber that now makes the capacitor move side to side a little bit that's the only difference I noticed in the mount. I will most likely never buy a KTM again. I have to say I do love the 350 motor and the electric start but there's been so many problems starting with the 4CS forks which cost me $4000 to fix to buy a set of cone valves. And the front wheel spokes almost blew out and that was another recall. In their quest to save weight they are putting our lives in serious danger

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sparrino,

 

can you please post the part numbers for the new bracket and capacitor?

thanks

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