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2009 Ducati 848..it must have been improperly maintained...

The rear center hub was messed up and the rear tire would wobble after 70 mph...I only test rode it on side streets not the highway...that repair along with other crap cost me so much money....
 

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2002 Softail Night Train. I absolutely had to have a Harley. The girl I was dating at the time (now my wife) found it for sale. She said we would look bada$$ riding it. Well maybe we did. But man is that a God awful bike to ride. And now I'm not allowed to sell it because it holds sentimental value of our dating years. Lol. So now it sits in my living room most of the time.
 

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1984 husqvarna 250 , used to break down twice a month atleast , sold it a bought a 1985 rm 250, kept that for a few years and bought a 1990/91 suzuki rmx250 that I rebuilt around 4 time in 2 years, very fast but fragile engines or atleast mine was !!
 

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2019 KTM 790 Adv R. Bike decided to eat its own piston at 14800 miles. I changed the oil every 4500 miles on the bike. Put the new Rottweiler Performance air box and cleaner on it to prevent the dirt getting by the OEM design.

It spent over a year in the shop at KTM Santa Fe before they brought it back still not right. Another 3 months later they finished it but it would rough start and idle weird. I traded it in on my DDX in December and literally the next day a mechanic there took it for a ride and it started puking coolant everywhere! 1 ride away from it blowing up again and going back to the dealer.

Also KTM and an Aftermarket Warranty refused to cover the bike. All repairs for a while engine rebuild was on me. Will never go team orange again.
 

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Makes me super nervous about my 890. You're the second person I "know" that has had a 790 grenade on them. The other guy also had a piston go. He tried to buy a "crate" motor from KTM. They refused to sell him one and made him buy all the parts separately which we know is ridiculously expensive to do. I think by the time he had all the parts and had it reassembled it was between 4-5k. He too promptly got rid of it. I've not heard any severe issues like that with the 890 so I'm "hoping" mine doesn't do the same.


2019 KTM 790 Adv R. Bike decided to eat its own piston at 14800 miles. I changed the oil every 4500 miles on the bike. Put the new Rottweiler Performance air box and cleaner on it to prevent the dirt getting by the OEM design.

It spent over a year in the shop at KTM Santa Fe before they brought it back still not right. Another 3 months later they finished it but it would rough start and idle weird. I traded it in on my DDX in December and literally the next day a mechanic there took it for a ride and it started puking coolant everywhere! 1 ride away from it blowing up again and going back to the dealer.

Also KTM and an Aftermarket Warranty refused to cover the bike. All repairs for a while engine rebuild was on me. Will never go team orange again.
 

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Makes me super nervous about my 890. You're the second person I "know" that has had a 790 grenade on them. The other guy also had a piston go. He tried to buy a "crate" motor from KTM. They refused to sell him one and made him buy all the parts separately which we know is ridiculously expensive to do. I think by the time he had all the parts and had it reassembled it was between 4-5k. He too promptly got rid of it. I've not heard any severe issues like that with the 890 so I'm "hoping" mine doesn't do the same.
There's a reason KTM sold the rites of the 790 engine to CFMoto in china. They fixed it's issues and now KTM is having them build the engine for them to put in their new economy model 790. If I was you I would get off all things KTM. I had an 1190 do the same thing at 8k miles. At least it was covered under warranty.
 
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