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Old 04-26-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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do LC8 use oil
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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I'm assuming you mean does it burn oil?

Mine doesn't use any at all. You might find some that burn a very small amount after they have 50,000+ miles but for the most part no, they don't.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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I'm assuming you mean does it burn oil?

Mine doesn't use any at all. You might find some that burn a very small amount after they have 50,000+ miles but for the most part no, they don't.
Mine is at 35k+ and does not burn a drop ... So I agree...
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:14 PM   #4
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Mine is at 35k+ and does not burn a drop ... So I agree...
+1......40,000 miles and never added a drop of oil between servicings.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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Well, ktm considers normal oil consumption to be 0.3 to 0.5L per 1000km. Below that level they won't warranty a fix.

Plenty of bikes here are consumers of oil. Obviously plenty are not also.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:29 PM   #6
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The first 3000km the SE used about 1/2 L then nothing ever since.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:29 PM   #7
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Whats the proper way to check the oil level on these things? the SE is a tad different than my adv so I'm not totally used to the servicing differences.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:28 PM   #8
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Mine doesn't burn any between changes. I've ridden behind some that do, and some that don't.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:54 PM   #9
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Whats the proper way to check the oil level on these things? the SE is a tad different than my adv so I'm not totally used to the servicing differences.
I start and run at idle until 4-5 bars light up on the temperature gauge. Shut the engine off and place the bike on the center stand so the bike is level. Wait 4-5 minutes then unscrew the dip stick, remove same and wipe clean. Install the dip stick and screw all the way down. Remove the dip stick and check the oil level making sure the oil level is between the limit lines. I run my oil near the upper limit line on the dip stick. Do not over fill the oil tank.

My '08 990 used very little oil between oil changes. My '11 990R does not use oil currently ( 5,000 miles ). I use Motorex 20-50 oil and KTM factory filters.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:00 PM   #10
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depends how often u change it
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:59 PM   #11
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Mine was burning half a liter every 5k miles - so during the oil change periods basicly - (20k miles in the bike).. Changed oil scraper rings (one was out of spec), and it haven't burnt any since that..
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:05 AM   #12
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23,000 miles and mine burns about 1/2 gt .per 3,000 miles. always has
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:28 PM   #13
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Checking the oil level on the 990 Adv

Note when checking oil level.

When checking oil on the 990 adventure manuel says level the bike. Check the dip stick. Does not mention center stand.

If you put the bike on the center stand the oil level will show lower fill on the dip stick. about 8 ounces. If you top the level up on the center stand and check the bike on a level surface (not on the center stand) the oil will show over filled!

How do I know this?
KJ

Oh... I have had to top up my oil once but the bike was down for awhile, as in crash testing! Don't know if that could have affected it.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:59 PM   #14
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In normal riding mine uses no oil, 2011 Adv R with 14,000 miles.

But, everytime I do highspeed motorway slogs it uses about 0.5l per 1,000 km. This is at 95mph constant throttle on a loaded bike.

But as said "normal" riding uses no oil at all (that I can tell).
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:20 AM   #15
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If you put the bike on the center stand the oil level will show lower fill on the dip stick. Why? about 8 ounces. If you top the level up on the center stand and check the bike on a level surface (not on the center stand) the oil will show over filled! Why?
Can you explain?
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