So today was the fourth time my right rear turn signal has fallen off.
The problem occurs when I hit a pothole or bump really hard.
I know it is caused by the licence plate holder being mounted to the swingarm which has no shock protection.
Once I mount my plate and turn signals under the seat I think that this won’t be a problem.
I was wondering if anyone else out there was having this problem?
that shouldn’t be happening. Mine come off if bumped hard but a normal or bumpy road shouldn’t do that. Makes me think something is amiss in that indicator, and might be worth a stop at the dealer for a new one.
401 and 701 share the same problem and I’m surprised this hasn’t appeared in the Svartpilen forum yet. edit – even though your picture is a Svartpilen
KTM has to acknowledge that this is a design flaw.
You can’t use the same turn signals on a frame that you use on a swingarm. The force created by the up/down movement on the swingarm is stronger than those on the frame.
This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by ichbinbier.
I hit a manhole cover a few weeks ago and one of my rear blinkers came right off, never to be seen again. It was the last bit of motivation I needed to get rid of the tyre hugger and install a tail tidy. Just ordered a couple of small, sleek LED turn signals which look significantly better.