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Ktm 85 cylinder crack, please help!

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Hi everyone, my bike would not start after some investigation/inspection I have noticed there is a crack near the head gasket o ring, where the water transport are, I don't know what to do. Do I have to buy a new cylinder or can this be sent off and be fixed? I'm hoping it can be welded I've only just bought the bike ? it's like one thing after another. 

 

Your help would be appreciated

thank you 

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1 minute ago, 74one said:

Sadly, I think a new cylinder is the fix there.

I can't believe this Ive only had it maybe just over a month I work Monday to Thursday so I don't ride it much. I've took it out like 5 times ?. Do you know where I could get a new cylinder, I've Google searched it but not many good sites are coming up

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6 minutes ago, emmanuel russell said:

I can't believe this Ive only had it maybe just over a month I work Monday to Thursday so I don't ride it much. I've took it out like 5 times ?. Do you know where I could get a new cylinder, I've Google searched it but not many good sites are coming up

It happens, sorry for your luck.  I'm not familiar with what is available in the UK?  Maybe @7Tktm can help?  

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Wow. That is one rough looking cylinder. It looks like someone tried to pry upward with a screwdriver for whatever reason at the damaged area. I'd suspect that the coolant used was straight untreated water with a high pH/ alkaline content. It definitely needs to be replaced.

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13 minutes ago, 74one said:

It happens, sorry for your luck.  I'm not familiar with what is available in the UK?  Maybe @7Tktm can help?  

Thanks for your help your always fast at replying and give good advice. It's much appreciated ?

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2 minutes ago, 76xtdrvr said:

Wow. That is one rough looking cylinder. It looks like someone tried to pry upward with a screwdriver for whatever reason at the damaged area. I'd suspect that the coolant used was straight untreated water with a high pH/ alkaline content. It definitely needs to be replaced.

Agree, lots of corrosion there...

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How the hell did that happened !!!!????

Something major went wrong for that kind of damage. Maybe salt water or battery acid for coolant.

 

There's pretty much two places you can get a cylinder. Direct from KTM or ebay.

I just bought a new cylinder for my 200, it cost around $850.

 

If your lucky you may be able to find one on ebay. Knowing compatible years will make this easier. I go on to "cheapcycleparts.com" to see if other years use identical parts.

 

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Hi everyone just an update to the progress of my bike.  I managed to get it fixed and the the place did a great job too. If anyone is in the untied kingdom and have similar problems then I'd suggest sending your cylinder to langcourt, very good results and not bad price as well. 

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Nice repair.👍 It looks like they had to take a cleanup cut on the depth of the inner o ring groove. Make sure there's still enough o ring sticking out for the head to compress it. You can buy coolant already mixed at 50% distilled water, 50% glycol. Peak or other name brand is fine. I always stay away from tap water.

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