The owner of this KTM Adventure had been following some threads on one of the KTM owners’ forums and decided to bring his bike to us to sort out its snatchy throttle, ‘hunting’ feel in traffic and tricky manners on damp roundabouts.
All the usual KTM stuff! As ever with one of these we started by switching off the lambda and SAI, then spent a lot of time sorting the ignition and secondary butterfly maps, where a lot of the problem lies.
We’ve ECU remapped probably 100s of these big KTM V-twins by now and have built up a solid depth of experience. They’re all different and require different things to get them to work, and it takes time. But once the work’s done and the fuelling’s been trimmed to match the engine setup it’s like bolting on a set of carbs… which is a little ironic, but there you go.