Survey, bikes WITHOUT problems?

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Please reply if your RFS is or has been going fine, especially no mechanical problems.

01 400EXC no break downs, routine service, 2500km, sold to friend and still going fine.

02 520 EXC 600km no issues. yet?

Need to see the real picture.
 
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'01 520 EXC about 1200 miles, 1 desert race and 1 enduro, no problems yet. Bone stock and will stay that way.
 
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I'm watching for all the usual problems, coolant splooge, rear hub, countershaft seal, but knock on wood, so far zero problems, 310 miles.:cool:
 

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'01 520 MXC, No idea how many miles, but zero problems
 
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Hi,

I have a 520 EXC (2001 model) . About 2000 Km (1300 miles)

Only "problem" are the seals of the WP forks.
I had to replace them 4 times already...

Jo
 
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1996 XR400, very used and abused, 3rd owner, no leaks, no creaks, still runs like new...

1987 XR200, very used, all original motor/tranny, no leaks, no creaks, still
runs like new...

I'm sorry folks, I couldn't help it. Your KTM's are very sweet bikes. However, for what you pay for them, and being that new, you better not be having any problems with them!!!! XR's RULE, in my little world anyway.

Good luck to all of you, with whatever bike you have, keep on thumpin'!!!
 

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I have one of first of the RFS's to reach the states,(00'520 arrived in April 00') .
Sevaral H/S's, couple of MX's, and alot of hard trail riding, dont know the mileage but I'll guess at 2500. Not a single mechanical problem. Suspension work done last year, increased spring rates and dampening for my weight.
The best d/b I ever owned.
 
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2001 KTM 400 SX

2 Arenacrosses, 4 Motocrosses, 2 Enduros, 1 Harescrambles and has been ridden at least once a week since April.

Only replaced one fork seal since it was new And that was just last week. Other than that zero problems. If only all high performance, low weight four strokes were this durable.


Hey snaggleXR4,

I agree, honda 4-strokes last forever, but would you jump a 80' douple on your 400????:p
 
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01 400exc. done 3000+km rides on road only.(Street/ highways) sealevel temp of 24-34*c installed a cooling fan. regular maintenance/ oil change. (fully synthetic oils) rides fine so far. hopes no problems crop up.:)
 
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00-400exc close to 2500 mi
boiled over till i started using redline waterwetter,had off idle hiccup,had to adjust accelerator pump,no engine problems ,just eats alot of chains and sprockets,tried different brands and metals even sidewinder,probably my poor riding style ,using to much engine braking
 
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Good to see some RFS are going around without problems.

Does it seem that all the rest of you (230 hits) have have mechanical issues?:D
 
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Originally posted by KTM400EXC#232
Does it seem that all the rest of you (230 hits) have had mechanical issues?:D
Sorry, just too busy out riding! :confused:

New rear wheel bearings at 900 miles due to the aluminum wheel spacers grooving out and letting moisture in. Replaced them with steel spacers with no problems at 1600 miles.

Miscellaneous parts:
Shifter tip broke, fell on a rock. Rider Error.
Clutch hose, rubbed a hole in it on the front brake line (dealer mis-route on the clutch hose). Expensive, $65 for OEM hose! Ran the new one in fuel line to armor plate it from end to end.

Change oil every 200-300 miles (trail riding exclusively).
Change filters every 2 oil changes. Golden Spectro 4, 20-50W Synthetic Blend.
 
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Originally posted by KTM400EXC#232

Does it seem that all the rest of you (230 hits) have have mechanical issues?:D
I still have about 20 imaginary riding hours to go before I get to break in my -02 520 SX. It should leave the factory this Friday. I would like to hear about the RFSs that have had problems, too, so I would know what to expect.
 
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Originally posted by Coach in ND
2001 KTM 400 SX

2 Arenacrosses, 4 Motocrosses, 2 Enduros, 1 Harescrambles and has been ridden at least once a week since April.

Only replaced one fork seal since it was new And that was just last week. Other than that zero problems. If only all high performance, low weight four strokes were this durable.


Hey snaggleXR4,

I agree, honda 4-strokes last forever, but would you jump a 80' douple on your 400????:p


Hehehe, you got me good there. Nothing personal guys, I just like giving you KTM guys a hard time. But, no, I would not even think of jumping that stuff. My tank of a bike stays on the ground, most of the time.