Guide to changing the oil on an LC4

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by creeper, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. dirtrider

    dirtrider Dusty Adventurer

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    Very nice Creep :thumb As I ride my bike a lot, I've been down this road many times and it get's easier every time. I'm almost due for another and figured since Loaded dropped the ball, I would do the oil change tech report, but you beat me to it. Thanks for doing all the hard work. :nod

    By the way, mines an 01 and has oval frame and O ring. I must remove my banjo fittings to remove and replace the lower filter.
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  2. creeper

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    Variance info to be inserted tonight (cause I need a bit of time to write it, rather than just rip off Mark verbatum). :D

    I'll highlight it to show it as a revision. :nod
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  3. creeper

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    I've updated the guide to include the running changes and "variable" service procedures based on input from members previous posts. They are highlighted in what else... KTM orange!
    Thanks for the info guys. :bow
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  4. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Creep. you're free to use anything you like - I just wish I could give you some photos of the earlier bikes, but my lift is occupied by a broken BMW and I'm too lazy to do an oil change right now on the LC4 sans lift. Getting old.

    - Mark
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  5. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Standing in the upright position to service a motorcycle is a wonderful habit to get into, and a very difficult one to get out of.
    A photo of a pre '03 frame/filter area would be a nice addition to the guide, should someone decide to get down on all fours and take a shot. :lol3
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  6. dirtrider

    dirtrider Dusty Adventurer

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    Very nice. The revision's make your tech report even better. Keep up the good work. :thumb
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  7. creeper

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    All the info, all the time... :lol3
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  8. Kuhndog

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    I just purchased an LC-4 Dual Sport, and I was reading the manual on this astoundingly complicated procedure. According to Mattinghoffen the bike should come with a 'Burp Tool'. Is this only in Europe? Does the importer have a pile of these he's hoarding waiting to sell to us? Just curious if anyone has received said tool in thier tool kit.

    On the subject of running KTM changes. A good friend of mine used to do a lot of Desert and Enduro racing 80s - 90s. Some times he would have 2 of the same model bike. One from the very beginning of the season and one from late season. Castings would change, hubs, handle bars, all sorts of stuff. I think it's a long standing tradition of continuous improvement. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the very complete post!
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  9. dirtrider

    dirtrider Dusty Adventurer

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    The "Burp Tool" would have been included in the tool kit when new. It consists of a fitting to insert in an oil bottle cap and a length of hose. It's very simple, but it works.
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  10. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    Creep - I'll be your Huckleberry if you can stand the mess that is my ride at the moment - been riding too much!

    Perhaps you could either tell me exactly what you want framed or post a similar photo from your own bike?

    M


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  11. creeper

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    So, what are talkin' here? Photos of mud? Just hose of the area around the cartridge filter and shoot that. :thumb
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  12. Happe

    Happe Offroad Nut

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    Creeper! You Rock! :thumb

    Even if you forgot to mention the extra oilfilter used in the SXC or Rally :wink:

    Keep on rockin'
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    Hi ya' Happe,

    As I have zero knowledge of the 2nd element on the SXC and 660 Rallye, other than diagrams, and they are sufficently different to warrant their own guide... and, to include them might serve only to confuse the owners of models the guide does pertain to... and, I don't like to write "how tos" unless I've done it my self several times first... and..... :dunno

    Maybe someone can write the SXC/Rallye parts... and I will integrate them in as a subsection.

    Creep
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  14. meat popsicle

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    I noticed the KVAD pdf ain't in the Hall of Wisdom yet (I think baldy's pretty busy with major issues around here) so I thought I would bump this up for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.

    :getiton
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    Ain't you just a peach of a guy. :lol3
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  16. GT-STMC

    GT-STMC Been here awhile

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    Thanks, between this guide, and the Owners Manual, I was able to succesfully change the oil on my '01 Adventure. It was just the 3rd oil change, the first two were done by the dealer (only bought new in June of 04), but for the first time I am sure it was done right.

    Just took 4 hours..., I am sure it will get faster, but I doubt it'll ever be 30 minutes. Takes longer than that to get the oil in the frame.

    Again thanks...., I know I could never have done it with the manual alone. Next I have to decide if I want to change "the" bearing.
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  17. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    :clap yay... creep saves a life :clap
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  18. creeper

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    Your welcome GT.... glad it worked out for you. When your ready, here is a guide to inspecting/adjusting your valves... the "other" job you need to learn to do yourself. :nod

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55445

    Creep
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    And a month later...
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  20. meat popsicle

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    I said, the check is in the mail... can't you people leave me alone! :D
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