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Noisy Timing Chain?

Post by Robuck » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:02 am

As this is my first KTM and big twin at that, just wanted to know peoples views on how noisy the beast is supposed to be on deceleration?

Running down through the gears makes the chain (I'm guessing) rattle around quite a bit. On acceleration and idle it's fine.

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Re: Noisy Timing Chain?

Post by kevxtx » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:15 am

The 1290 is quite a bit quieter than my 990 motors were, not noticed any timing chain noise from the motor on mine.

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Re: Noisy Timing Chain?

Post by Robuck » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:04 am

Looks like it's a trip to KTM then...yay!

Really noticeable rolling up to lights at around 3000rpm.
I bought a Duke.

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Re: Noisy Timing Chain?

Post by BeastMode1290 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:50 pm

Did this ever get resolved? I'm having a new noise issue that might be the chain or my new front wave rotors. I hear it upon decel around 3-4k rpm while engine braking. I don't think its my rotors because on a stand they make a little scraping noise when the wheel is spun but nothing out of the ordinary. The chain sounds much louder on the stand but I don't have much to compare it to. It's a pretty new (under 3000k) chain from EK and cleaned religiously every 300 miles.

Ideas anyone?

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Re: Noisy Timing Chain?

Post by dflowers » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:35 pm

Anyone running a manual tensioner on the 1290?

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Re: Noisy Timing Chain?

Post by kevxtx » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:54 pm

The problem with manual chain tensioners is a chain does not wear evenly & gets tight spots, a manual tensioner can not compensate for variances in chain length due to these tight spots, I would only every go to a fixed chain tensioner it the hydrolic ones were collapsing & causing engine failure.

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Re: Noisy Timing Chain?

Post by Silent singer » Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:42 am

I've just bought one of these beasts today. Over the moon with it but I'm experiencing the same problem. First I thought it was the timing chain, then maybe the gearbox as the noise disappeared with the clutch it. But after craning my body in all manner of positions whilst riding I think it could chain slap? It's going in for its first service on Monday so I'll see what they have to say. Anyone else's bike make a bit of a racket on engine braking?

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Re: Noisy Timing Chain?

Post by toppo » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:13 pm

mine done same thing now engine fuked get ur oil filters checked out as there was a faulty batch , and fitted to our bikes , mine was fitted with faulty one at first service last october, 500 miles after started rattling like made now its fluked , u lot could have faulty filter, as thats how mine started , oil starvation ... dealer got mine and stripped rear clyd off , check is the noise is more on rear clyd , as thats were mine started , goto facebook superduke 1290 and see pics and more info

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Re: Noisy Timing Chain?

Post by toppo » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:17 pm

Robuck wrote:As this is my first KTM and big twin at that, just wanted to know peoples views on how noisy the beast is supposed to be on deceleration?

Running down through the gears makes the chain (I'm guessing) rattle around quite a bit. On acceleration and idle it's fine.

Cheers.
get your oil filter checks out as faulty ones was fitted to some bikes , mine started doing this and now fuked , in dealers ,oil starvation due to filter collapsing ,i thinks its now got a oil pump problems as both cam chain tensioners wont pressure up with oil , it sounds like a rattling machine gun when slight revs up, had new tensioners fitted but still the same , getting more issus with timing chain noise on our dukes KTM will be buzy

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Re: Noisy Timing Chain?

Post by BeastMode1290 » Sat May 09, 2015 9:27 am

Mine just ended up being a loose chain. Didn't realize how much a chain could stretch on such a new bike (3k) but tightening it up cured it. I'm about to do my oil change tomorrow but the last change looked fine.

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Re: Noisy Timing Chain?

Post by steve59 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:37 am

My engine was noisy after a spirited ride so I changed the oil and the noise went away, for now. glad it was just the chain
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