Ktm Engine Oil Quantity

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  1. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    Ok,

    My Manual is saying 3l after oil and filter change

    3l in and not registering on dipstick

    i know from talking on uk forum that one menber had put 3.8l in after good oil drain and had coveres etc ff meaning all oil was removed.

    So i had bike dripping oil for least 1 day and had both side covers off for few days so engine was well and truly dained
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  2. travelsomewhere

    travelsomewhere Been here awhile

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    Just make sure that you check the oil level after you run the bike. when the oil settles cold it will all drop to the lower tank so the sump has to pull it back up to the upper tank when running to get a proper reading.
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  3. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Read the manual,everything it has to say about oil changes.

    Yours is just the same as all other KTM's of that model.
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  4. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    I hate checking the oil in a dry sump motor.

    The technique seems so inaccurate.
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  6. Mowster

    Mowster Stressed Member

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    My suggestions for dry-sump motors:

    After putting in the recommended quantity - go for longer than a 'leak-check' ride.

    They seem to require more/longer operation, before the indication becomes correct.

    (if you overfill, dont tell anyone :deal)
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  7. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    currently has bang on 3l and did standard ktm oil check but still nto showing u

    now i know its similar to the bmw rotax engine and i worked on idea that once all old oil out, correct quantity in and not leaking then leave it and ride bike
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  8. dgardel

    dgardel Orange contaminated

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  9. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    Cheers for link but its 950 not 1190
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  10. KaytM

    KaytM Just a fella.

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    Agreed. Too many variables.
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  11. JK1

    JK1 Been here awhile

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    Mine takes more than 3L from an oil change, I like mine to read on the half way mark on the stick. If you have put 3L in and ran it for a while and it don't show add some more until it does. Make sure your run it for a bit, then wait a bit to get the reading.
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  12. dgardel

    dgardel Orange contaminated

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    :huh :huh :shog :shog
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  13. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    Ill go for short ride over weekend and give it check
    Cheers
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  14. Masa

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    It's not rocket science, just have oil in it, and it will run.
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  15. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    Put in 3L warm up and go ride it for 15 minutes. Then come back and put it on the center stand and fill till it's at the appropriate level. Mine usually takes 3.6L when I do filters and all.
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  16. john_aero

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    seems like same as old rotax, bit of pain.

    will take for longer run maybe hadnt it up fully temp
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  17. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    More than that results in oily airbox.
    Cheers.
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  18. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    meant get back on this

    3l then 20min ride, 1min idle on centre stand and it took 0.5l extra and its not between 1/2 and 3/4 up the dipstick so am happy with it
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  19. HarryEye

    HarryEye Adventurer

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    I'm new here, but the manual says to keep the bike level to check the oil (the bike is not level on the center stand), and to screw the dip-stick all the way in to check the level (and, of course to run it till the temp. reads at least 4 bars).
    So that might be the problem?
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  20. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    Well maybe off stand and held up level may be oart the reason so will re check off stand and held level by someone

    If over full will rak 200ml out

    Ah was curious thats all see if others had similar issues with oul not shoeing up after bike warmed up on stand but not driven

    Read ok after driven
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