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Category: Early faults

The first batch of 790 Adventure suffered some common issues. Those will be fixed over time, but if you get a new bike it’s a good idea to check if you are affected by some.

Brake light permanently on

Some bikes are delivered with a fault where the brake light is permanently on. A trip to the dealer to fix is the usual response. One report was traced to a faulty ABS sensor which requires removing the tank for access.

Suggestion from Askar Aiteliyev on the Facebook group KTM 790 Adventure : “High pressure in the ABS line, make short 10 min trip with short braking front and rear. Will be fixed. Same will be done by dealer.”

Triple clamp not tight enough

Thomas Rosenwirth on FB noticed some movement in the front end of his bike. After a trip to the dealer the culprit was found to be the steering head screw not tightened enough. Manual says 18nm.

The same failure has been reported to me three times so far, this is not an isolated incident. The procedure to tighten it is available in the manual.

Fuel tank full of crap

Early bikes had a white residue deposit in the fuel tank. Probably some wax leftover from manufacturing. Extreme cases can block the fuel filter. Wax floats, if you fill your fuel tank and see white flakes at the surface get the bike to the dealer for a cleanup and filter change under warranty.

Apparently this is affecting only known serial number and KTM is asking dealers with the affected bikes to remove the tank and clean it, with a picture send to KTM to prove they did it. No customer should experience this at this point.

Image from Sirroslr on advrider KTM 790 adventure thread
Image from kempower2000 on advrider KTM 790 adventure thread

Another example scarce on details.

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