KTM is recalling certain ADVENTURE models to the workshops of authorised KTM dealers for a check of the ABS modulator´s wiring harness.
Following market investigations by KTM, it has been determined that due to deviations in the assembly process, in isolated cases contact may occur between the wiring harness and the ABS modulator. Measurements have shown that an electrical connection may be created via the brake line between the ABS modulator and the vehicle ground. For this to occur, the wiring harness must be frayed and must be in contact with the ABS modulator and the brake line must be electrically conductive. This only occurs in very rare cases. A conductive brake line can overheat and ultimately melt which can result in failure of a brake system circuit. The routing of the wiring harness must therefore be checked and if necessary corrected at the models mentioned below.
The following models are affected by the recall:
KTM 1190 ADVENTURE up to and including model year 2016
KTM 1190 ADVENTURE R up to and including model year 2016
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE up to and including model year 2016
Customers, to whom the affected motorcycles have already been delivered, are being informed by a personal letter and are asked to immediately contact an authorised KTM Street dealer to arrange an appointment for replacement. In addition, customers can check online in the “Service” area of the KTM website to determine if their machine is affected by this recall.
The check and correction of the ABS modulator´s wiring harness will be carried out at no cost to owners, but must be performed by authorised KTM Street dealers only.
Thanks to Motorcycle Trader for the information.