First oil change.

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  1. tanker253

    tanker253 Adventurer

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    Hello, Just put the first 1000km on my new 990 adventure and managed my first oil change. (Took 6 hours lol). But when I added the fresh oil after following the Manuals guidelines 3 liters barely wets the dip stick. Is it common for anybody to add more then 3 liters. I just don't want to over fill it.

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  2. catalina38

    catalina38 Long timer

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    Don't add more than the specified amount. Go for a ride and check it several times to get a feel for how the oil level can appear to vary and since you know the amount of oil is correct since you just put it in enjoy the ride.
    Mine will vary on short rides but once it is hot and and been ridden it will stabilize and read correctly on the dip stick. I don't worry about the fluctuations because I already know the correct amount is in it and the bike doesn't burn any oil.
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  3. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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    so you burn your warrante? why do you change your oil your self? its first service and normally you have no right if you do something wrong mate ! it isnt worth it .
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  4. jon6.0

    jon6.0 Been here awhile

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    Doing your own service doens't void your warranty(in the US). You just have to keep receipts and records of your services.
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  5. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    Weird my warranty book says all services needs to be done by certified KTM dealerships to be able to claim. Is the US warranty book different?
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    jon6.0 Been here awhile

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    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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