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Dan Babcock

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  1. Dan Babcock

    701 Countershaft seal leaking from new.

    You should check the machined oil passage channel on the clutch cover right in front of the oil fill cap right behind the water pump cover. There is a set screw inside of that channel and that is where my bike first started leaking. I looked over the microfiche for our motorcycles and seen a one-way connection valve connected to the vent hose wondering maybe if that's not working properly. I find it very strange that several people are having the same issues and the same exact leaks we are having including the Husky 701. Hopefully someone will come up with a solution.
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    701 Countershaft seal leaking from new.

    I'm pointing to a crankcase ventilation problem since my bike leaked from the right side clutch cover and also pushing oil out past the oil filler cap and now on my 2nd counter shaft seal. The dealer told me when they replaced the countershaft seal the old seal looked perfect but they replaced it anyway. The bike is at the dealership now for the third time and they still have no clue.
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    701 Countershaft seal leaking from new.

    I'm on my 3rd trip back to the dealership and 2nd counter shaft seal replacement. KTM still doesn't know what's wrong with it. I told them if they can't fix it go ahead and keep it.
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    701 Countershaft seal leaking from new.

    I just got off the phone with my dealership and they are coming to pick it up. Supposedly KTM wants to do several tests including another seal behind the counter shaft and also check for excessive crankcase pressure which is what I'm pointing towards because of all the leaks since new including the right side clutch cover and also pushing a bit of oil out of the filler cap. As soon as it's fixed it will be going up for sale and will be the last KTM I ever own. Besides I think next year they will start making them in China.... good luck KTM I hope you're reading this.
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    701 Countershaft seal leaking from new.

    Hey Tommy looks like you are having the same issue I am. They have already replaced the counter shaft seal and it is now leaking again after less than 100 miles. Did you ever get yours fixed and what did you do? KTM is not giving me any answers. Here are some pics after counter shaft seal replacement
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    701 Countershaft seal leaking from new.

    Here are pics just after a ride of 100 miles with the bike being completely cleaned up after the first counter shaft seal failure. Sorry but this is not chain grease.
  7. Dan Babcock

    701 Countershaft seal leaking from new.

    Hey guys trying to gather as many people as possible having these same issues including myself. My 2019 KTM 690 SMC r started leaking from the right side since new from the oil Passage in the clutch cover. Repaired at dealership and then noticed countershaft seal leaking which I think was leaking since new also. Dealer installed new countershaft seal and is now leaking again. Please reach out and let me know who else is having this issue with their new KTM or Husqvarna.
  8. I definitely feel your pain I have a brand new 2019 KTM smcr and I'm already on my second oil leak. It looks like a lot of people are having headaches with the new 2019's whether they are Husqvarna's or KTM's. I've owned 5 ktm's now and never had a problem until now. Be curious to see what is wrong with your transmission hope all goes well.
  9. Hey guys, looks like my brand new SMC R sprung an oil leak. Leaking from small machined hole in clutch cover. Supposedly there was little to no sealant on the oil passage threaded insert. Great job KTM Factory!!! Just wanted to pass this along.
  10. Dan Babcock

    Any pipe and seat options out for 2019 SMC R 690?

    Hey guys I ordered the Wings exhaust through KTMtwins.com and I don't have the part number for the skid plate but it's just the OEM part for the 2019 690 Enduro r just ask your dealer to look it up. It comes with all necessary hardware and takes 2 minutes to install.
  11. Dan Babcock

    Wings Exhaust

    My 17 Enduro r melted with an Arrow exhaust but was much closer to the turn signal as on the 19 smcr it doesn't seem to be an issue since the rear tail section seems to be redesigned fingers crossed.
  12. Dan Babcock

    Any pipe and seat options out for 2019 SMC R 690?

    Hey guys, new Wings exhaust installed looks fantastic sounds even better. Also purchased the OEM skid plate for the 2019 690 Enduro I think it looks great and fits perfect for $125. What do you guys think? Keeps all of the stone chips off the bottom of the engine.
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    Tail bag choices for 701

    I used the Perun Moto rack on my 2017 Enduro r but since you do not want to drill holes which the rack requires where the grab handles normally go not sure what your best option is. I know someone makes a small pack that mounts to the front fender maybe this would be sufficient.
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    Any pipe and seat options out for 2019 SMC R 690?

    Is it just the picture but that pipe looks extremely close to the turn signal I was hoping they fixed that issue.
  15. Compliments my Multistrada nicely and the Aprilia rsv4 couldn't hang in the tight stuff!!!
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