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September 5th, 2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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I broke my 'Berg!




I broke my 'Berg (and you could do likewise to your KTM or 'Berg if you have an FI model).



On Saturday I was doing an oil and filter service. Dropped the oil; changed the filter; checked the two oil screens, replenished oil, sparked it up and all is well.

So then I turn to the micro-filter that is in the fuel-injection rail - which is supposed to be changed at every service. It's simply a question of pulling off the rubber fuel line, pulling out and replacing the filter.

The whole thing is a bastid to access, but I get the jubilee clip undone and start gently tugging the rubber fuel hose. Well, I must have been like an apprentice rock-ape because I snapped off the pipe onto which the hose fits! Bastid, bastid!

The KTM Centre didn't have one in stock ("Nobody breaks them, Sir!") and I'm relieved of £60 to have one ordered from Austria.

The bike has to be totally dismantled to fit the fecker and the irony is that the micro-filter was as clean as a whistle!



Rock-apes beware!
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September 6th, 2013, 07:13 AM   #2
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Re: I broke my 'Berg!

Damned flimsy plastic crap! I feel for you brotha. I would've done the same thing.

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Re: I broke my 'Berg!

The fitting at the gas tank is equally if not more fragile. Care must be taken.
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Re: I broke my 'Berg!

I pulled mine off to find no filter was in there.

Then I buggered the orange oring that is at the other then of that plastic elbow. Frankly, that oring is damn near impossible to put back without screwing it up. Needs A LOT of lube.
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September 6th, 2013, 11:23 AM   #5
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Re: I broke my 'Berg!

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I pulled mine off to find no filter was in there.

Then I buggered the orange oring that is at the other then of that plastic elbow. Frankly, that oring is damn near impossible to put back without screwing it up. Needs A LOT of lube.
Very poor design. The o ring does not need that much compression to seal.
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September 6th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #6
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Re: I broke my 'Berg!

Man, I hate to see that kinda stuff happening.

I pulled mine off the other day too on my 09 FE 450. No filter either. I was seriously thinking about installing one but decided against it. I run a Golan filter just before the QD. More filtering is better, right? There is no way I want to service that tiny filter all the time. Iíll just rely on the Golan to do its job. Its good to hear the orange o-ring doesnít need much to seal. I just lubed it up and re-installed. I havenít had a chance to find out if it leaks yet. It seemed to go together easy enough.
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