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These lists may make my Adventure look unreliable. (see the KTM Dealer Errors for which ones are the worst).

I originally thought that most of them were caused by the changes I'd made to the standard bike but, having analysed the causes I now realise I was wrong.

75% of the faults were caused by wear and tear (including vibration) and poor work by others.

Would I use the same bike again?

Yes, definitely. For one up touring on dirt it has no peer: range, dropability, speed and suspension.

Standard Parts

 
Total
Wear
Tear
Poor Work
Para
noia
Design
Fault
Others
Me

Totals

100%
42%
31%
13%
4%
10%
53
23
14
7
2
7
Front wheel spokes broken
4
-
-
-
-
4
Front wheel bearings
4
4
-
-
-
-
Gearbox output shaft seal
4
-
2
2
-
-
Inlet cam follower bearing
3
-
-
-
-
3
Drive chain worn or broken
3
3
-
-
-
-
Steering head bearings
3
3
-
-
-
-
Rear suspension bushing
2
2
-
-
-
-
Rear wheel bearings
2
-
2
-
-
-
Clutch leaking
2
2
-
-
-
-
Clutch slipping (car oil)
2
-
-
2
-
-
Engine 'noisy'
2
-
-
-
2
-
Sheared subframe bolt
1
-
-
1
-
-
Cracked tool box weld
1
1
-
-
-
-
Starter failed
1
1
-
-
-
-
Rear hub
1
-
1
-
-
-
Rear shock absorber
1
-
-
1
-
-
Chain damper
1
-
-
1
-
-
Cush drive rubbers replaced
1
1
-
-
-
-
Front forks and rear shock
1
1
-
-
-
-
Rear suspension roller bearings
1
1
-
-
-
-
Cam chain tensioner stuck
1
1
-
-
-
-
Exhaust bracket bolt missing
1
1
-
-
-
-
Worn carb parts
1
1
-
-
-
-
Headlights fused
1
1
-
-
-
-
Chain top roller guide missing
1
1
-
-
-
-
Clutch outer rivet failure
1
-
1
-
-
-
Engine lost compression
1
-
1
-
-
-
Rear wheel spokes too tight
1
-
1
-
-
-
Carburettor main jet wrong size
1
-
1
-
-
-
Front brake going soft
1
-
1
-
-
-
Carb to airbox gaiter
1
-
1
-
-
-
Starter relay wiring broken
1
-
1
-
-
-
Front forks (too much oil)
1
-
1
-
-
-
Top triple clamp cracked
1
-
1
-
-
-

Non Standard Parts

 
Total
Wear
Tear
Poor Work
Para
noia
Design
Fault
Others
Me

Totals

100%
67%
0%
11%
0%
22%
11
8
-
1
-
2
Radiator leak
1
-
-
1
-
-
Dashboard rubber broke
1
1
-
-
-
-
Dashboard cracked
1
1
-
-
-
-
Steering damper post cracked
1
1
-
-
-
-
Akrapovic exhaust system
1
1
-
-
-
-
Rev counter worked loose
1
1
-
-
-
-
Touratech panniers cracked
1
1
-
-
-
-
Side stand snapped off
1
1
-
-
-
-
Carb needle circlip fell off
1
1
-
-
-
-
Indicator melted by exhaust
1
-
-
-
-
1
Suspension bolt sheared
1
-
-
-
-
1
Pannier frame bolt sheared
1
-
-
1
-
-

 


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