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Old 16 Mar 2008
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3AJ problems list

I have been looking at the KTM page and they have a great resource of biker owners posting what problems they have had and the millage they occured.
I understand that it is bike spcifec (640 adv) but most of us 600 Yams riders are on 3AJ engine if some variation or another (TTR/TTRE/XT/TENNER). I think it gives a great idea of the relavitive reliabality of our machines and also what we might expect in the future, thus alowing parts to be checked/replaced before they wear out and possably creating more problems when they do so.
I am not considering things that have fallen/broken off due to me fiddling. Nore do I include parts that have worn out because of ware and tear such as break pads/tyres etc.

Here we go...

TT600RE 2004. 50'000km
Rear sprocket bearing wore out 49'000km
Has always blown oil vapor out of crank case breather scince I have had it (32'000km now) Never affected the bike adversly performance wise. - (actually keep my chain beautifuly oiled)

Thats it, pretty boring really

This bike has spent up to 80% of its km's loaded up like a tank and ridden overland around the world!

George-currently enjoying the tropical coast of tanzania!
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No wonder, why KTM riders need such a list!
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Good luck

Good luck with the idea Bikerfromsark: I also like the KTM thread and I would think it is of great use for folk who are evaluating potential bike purchases.

I say "good luck" because some threads cannot stay on topic for more than 10 minutes it seems (BMW F650 for one): hopefully this will not be one of them.

Anyway, for what it is worth, I had a TT600R with the 3AJ engine, but it is sold now: the whole sorry tale was why I came to the HUBB in the first place, about a year ago as it happens. I got a lot of good advice and online assistance of course!
It was a very low mileage 2001 TTR with lots of previous owners (bad sign!!). It turned out to be the proverbial lemon: the short version of the story is in my early posts and threads in here (around Mar 07 - summer 07). I don't go about knocking the bike as such: I put it down to my bad buying experience - a great shame but life moves on - Caveat Emptor (spelling?).

ps I followed your bike prep posts last year: all good stuff - happy travels!!
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