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Old 10-31-2007, 07:21 AM   #121
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Afraid of that...

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Jason,

That copper washer (soft metal) is what helps mate the drain plug to the case and seal the drain. Perhaps yours has sealed without it but I would keep a watchful eye on your oil level. Some might say you had better replace it; can you get some friends to help you turn the bike upside down to replace it without loosing your new oil? Remove your mirrors and watch the fairing and

That's what I was afraid of. :(

Guess I'll be back in the garage tonight dropping the oil again to replace that washer. Man that sucks.

I'm assuming if I drop all of the oil from the bottom I can stick to filling just the crank case with 1.3-ish liters of oil, yeah? The 600 ml will still be in the frame so I'm thinking 1.3 is going to be fine (maybe a little under) to re-fill. I can then top-off as needed. Just don't want to overfill.

Thanks for the input, much appreciated.

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Old 10-31-2007, 08:53 AM   #122
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I'm assuming if I drop all of the oil from the bottom I can stick to filling just the crank case with 1.3-ish liters of oil, yeah? The 600 ml will still be in the frame so I'm thinking 1.3 is going to be fine (maybe a little under) to re-fill. I can then top-off as needed. Just don't want to overfill.

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Maybe you are already going to do this, but if not you should be able to drain the case, replace the washer, and then refill the case with the same (yet new) oil. You have a clean catch basin?
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:57 AM   #123
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Ah...

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Maybe you are already going to do this, but if not you should be able to drain the case, replace the washer, and then refill the case with the same (yet new) oil. You have a clean catch basin?

Ah, ha. No, I had not even thought of that...good idea. I do have a clean catch basin, however, I'm one of those guys who always errs on the side of caution, so I'll just put in new.

Never know just how clean that catch basin really is...

Thanks again, great info and suggestion.

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Old 11-01-2007, 07:39 AM   #124
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Out with the old...

I dropped the oil again last night and added new copper washers to both drain plugs. All seems good in the world again.

Surprisingly, at least to me, was that not that much oil came out when I drained the two drain plugs from the bottom. Only about 600-700ml, not 1l+ that I was expecting.

However, it now has new washers and new oil (again) and all seems good.

Thanks for the input.

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Old 01-23-2008, 08:20 AM   #125
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I just wanted to chime in and say thanks, Creeper, for this how-to. It made my life pretty easy and mess free. I was a little anxious about my LC4's first oil change but with this guide printed out it was cake. Speaking as someone relatively new to wrenching, it is nice to find someone who understands that not everyone is fortunate enough to have been working and riding bikes their entire lives. Everything in the change went according to plan. I am used to getting oil everywhere from my days of owning an RFS...this seemed so much easier once you do it.

And, thanks to Meat Popsicle for indexing all this info...I am sure it has been a chore!

Anyway, just wanted to let you both know your work is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:03 AM   #126
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Very nice technical writeup Creeper! Thanks! BTW what weight oil do you use for your 640?
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:55 AM   #127
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I just wanted to chime in and say thanks, Creeper, for this how-to. It made my life pretty easy and mess free. I was a little anxious about my LC4's first oil change but with this guide printed out it was cake. Speaking as someone relatively new to wrenching, it is nice to find someone who understands that not everyone is fortunate enough to have been working and riding bikes their entire lives. Everything in the change went according to plan. I am used to getting oil everywhere from my days of owning an RFS...this seemed so much easier once you do it.

And, thanks to Meat Popsicle for indexing all this info...I am sure it has been a chore!

Anyway, just wanted to let you both know your work is appreciated. Thanks.
Me and Meat say... your welcome. Your the guy we did it for... and redgoat too.

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Very nice technical writeup Creeper! Thanks! BTW what weight oil do you use for your 640?
Thanks... Motorex, Repsol or Mobil 1 15/50 "red cap"... which is now "silver cap". I don't have the 640 anymore, but I still use the same oils in my Sherco... in fact, I just put the last of my Motorex stash in the Sherco yesterday. Next oil change will be Mobil 1.

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Old 03-19-2008, 10:11 PM   #128
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Great write up Creeper
Just done my first change on an 03 Duke 2 .
The burping may be to show that the oil pump is working .
BSA watch return to tank . Yam. Verago loosen screw on top filter house ,
run engine till oil shows , close screw.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:50 PM   #129
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Thanks Creeper!

Hey guys,

Just did my first oil change on the 2000 Duke 2. (My first, not the bike's!) Anyway, thanks to Creeper for the step-by-step instructions and to all the others who had helpful suggestions as well. The "start it and wait for oil to seep out the fill hole" trick was way easier than fooling with all those bottles, hoses, etc... I'm using Rotella this time, but that is another story for another thread... Thanks again for the helpful write up and I look forward to more DIY help on the Duke 2!
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:07 AM   #130
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Oil change question on 2007 640 Adventure

Thanks to Creeper's awesome confidence inspiring how-to, I am about to embark on my first oil change on my 640 (not the bike's). One question for anyone out there relates to the "in with the new." The process in the KTM owner's manual is obviously written and laid out in a way that a novice like myself will screw it up and have to do it twice. I only want to do it once, so I have this question. After draining the system, the manual describes replacing the fine screen filter on the frame breast pipe, followed by this: "remove screw connection on the clutch cover, fill with 1.3 liter engine oil and attach plug again."

I assume they are referring to filling the crankcase with 1.3 liter through the filler plug, right?

Sorry for the dumb question.

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Old 05-11-2008, 09:36 AM   #131
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I assume they are referring to filling the crankcase with 1.3 liter through the filler plug, right?

Sorry for the dumb question.

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That would be the rough translation from Austrian to English... yes.

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Old 05-11-2008, 11:39 AM   #132
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That would be the rough translation from Austrian to English... yes.

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Not to be a hairsplitting dick, but there is no "austrian" language..
rumor has it they speak german
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:33 PM   #133
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Not to be a hairsplitting dick, but there is no "austrian" language..
rumor has it they speak german
Sometimes when those Australians speak I have no friggin' idea what they are talkin' about... And hairsplitting dicks say they speak english.
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Old 05-11-2008, 06:13 PM   #134
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Not to be a hairsplitting dick, but there is no "austrian" language..
rumor has it they speak german
So Laro-buddy... you've taken over for ChrisC all together, or your just the acting HSD when he's indisposed?
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:19 PM   #135
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Not to be a hairsplitting dick, but there is no "austrian" language..
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Sometimes when those Australians speak
C'mon meat-pops, repeat after me:

A U S T R A L I A: a large island continent west of New Zealand

A U S T R I A: a country in Europe where Hitler was born

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