Ktm Engine Oil Quantity

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by john_aero, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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    Ktm got nearly 20 models of bikes , which one you are talking about ? Why do you people got common sense , I don't need to know your bloody bikes model. Just let us know so we can write what we thinking. This is like a guessing game .
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  2. Dan Diego

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    The bike appears level on the center stand. Not on the side stand, for sure, but it looks level on the CS, no?
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  3. HarryEye

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    Well, with my 990 on the center stand, the back tire is about 5 or 6 inches off the ground (and keep in mind that's with the rear shock fully extended, and the front end mildly compresed). I have no idea if it makes any difference. I just said that because somebody mentioned "on the center stand". Obviously, it's level side-to-side.
    It's too bloody cold here to go out to the shed and check it.
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  4. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    We seem to get along with each other. Try to get along... you don't need to write anything if you feel you do not understand which model they are talking about.
    Cheers.
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  5. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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    Yes but the forums supposed to help plopped and let everyone to understand . May be I don't have the capacity you have ? Why is so difficult to write that which bikes you are talking about . This is bullshit
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  6. charlie264

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    Dry sump engine, add approximate amount of oil. Run till full operating temperature, ie 20 min ride. Switch engine off, check level, add oil to lower mark. Run to temp and recheck.

    If you put too much oil in, syringe or turkey baster..

    Done.
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    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    I haven't seen you post one of these in at least a week!

    Jeez, and I thought maybe you were over it...
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  8. john_aero

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    well now bike fine only posted follow up post let others know

    thanks for help and will check oil on both center stand and off stand balanced upright just too see if huge diff

    i wonder is there bigger diff on the r/s adv models compared standard height bikes

    yes i forgot add bike but as i posted this along with another 950 adv question most new bike.

    someone must have got lump coal in this years stocking did they:evil

    and here was me hoping there be less grumpiness on ktm section compared all years a spent helping others on thumpers, beasts and bmw sectiom

    anyway more riding less moaning time wear the rear tyre out:clap
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  9. geometrician

    geometrician let's keep going...

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    The difference in angle between both wheels on the ground & on the centerstand isn't that much, esp relating to oil level on the dipstick.

    Set your oil level (per the manual) and note where the oil level appears on the disptick when not fully threaded in to the tank- it's only going to be the 12mm or so (length of the threads) different. Once you know your bike & can quickly check it to make sure you aren't losing/using any it's easy to keep up. No helpers required, no time spent turning the dipstick.

    FWIW I always check the level right when I get home after a ride. You can check before you ride next time to see how much oil leaks past the check valve in the tank; in the "bad old days" dry sump engines could fill the crankcase creating hydraulic lock and it can happen to us, if to a usually lessor degree.

    The 950/990(Adv/S/R) barely gets the rear off the ground (with stock 21"/18" wheels)... pictures?

    Agreed. Just don't run it empty or overfill it; it doesn't take much to keep these engines running. Most of the oil capacity of these engines is to allow air in the oil to escape & to cool the oil.
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  10. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    http://youtu.be/NSqXdg7ZDLc
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  11. buzybraza

    buzybraza Been here awhile

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  12. john_aero

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    I have no issues with working on bikes but nice ask if there are any tricks or oddities i want check as 3l is correct vol per ktm but as seen lot hav put extra in

    So i ask before i assume

    Again thanks for hekp

    My rear is about 1/2inch off ground when on stand just gor heads up.but i did see pic of a ktm online where reat was bery far up
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  13. dogsoldier86

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    I just did my first oil change on my 2007 990 and heres some things I ran into.

    -Previous owner installed a CJ design oil tank drain hose ( god bless him :lol3) Im new to working on these bikes but I would say this piece is essential for guys who do their own maintance and have crash bars so you dont have to take off your crash bars and left tank everytime you have to drain your dry sump.

    - putting a 2X4 under one side of the center stand helped get the majority of the old oil out.

    - since it was my first time gettting into the bike I wasnt sure what oil filter was in there so I held off on buying Scotts reusable oil filter.

    - I followed the manuel when putting the new oil in by adding 2 liters and letting run to operating temp for a couple minutes then adding the final liter

    - I checked my dipstick and it was only barely touching the bottom of the dipstick, so I kept adding little by little after I had put in around 3.4 liters I was starting to get worried because it was only going like 1/2 way on the dipstick in between the min-max mark. :huh

    - I finally just said screw it to see how it registered so I put about 3.6 liters in until it finally was at the MAX mark. Im still not sure why mine took so much additional oil even though I have checked it and checked it over the past couple weeks. Im assuming most of the additional oil was due to the CJ oil hose.
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