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Old 02-11-2013, 06:21 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by charlie264 View Post
Rupert, I spoke to Bob Presslee ex KTM machanic. He said try 10-40 mineral bike oil for a couple of thousand miles, he added they had a SD that kept burning a lot of oil, the guy sold the bike and the new owner took it on a few track days and that cured it.
KTM true to their word then! Really, Ready To Race!

Thanks for the info. I'll use some mineral oil, but it'll be a while before I know the results, as we'll have snow and ice on the ground until the end of April!

How should I ride it with the mineral oil inside - plenty of acceleration and engine breaking, or thrash it?

I do thrash hell out of my bike - it's only used abroad while on holiday. Never any commuting, touring or pootling, I promise.
KTM 970 Adventure (2004 with carbed 2008 SD 990)
Yamaha WR 450 F
Honda 650 Dominator (1988)
Kawasaki KLR 650 (1988)
Yamaha RD 350 LC (1984)
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