lc8 use oil

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by TMeiries, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. TMeiries

    TMeiries n00b

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    do LC8 use oil
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  2. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    I'm assuming you mean does it burn oil?

    Mine doesn't use any at all. You might find some that burn a very small amount after they have 50,000+ miles but for the most part no, they don't.
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  3. Pistolero

    Pistolero W. F. O.

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    Mine is at 35k+ and does not burn a drop :deal... So I agree...
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  4. Mad Kaw Disease

    Mad Kaw Disease Dual Sport Diseased

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    +1......40,000 miles and never added a drop of oil between servicings.
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  5. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    Well, ktm considers normal oil consumption to be 0.3 to 0.5L per 1000km. Below that level they won't warranty a fix.

    Plenty of bikes here are consumers of oil. Obviously plenty are not also.
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  6. JOKER650

    JOKER650 Long timer

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    The first 3000km the SE used about 1/2 L then nothing ever since.
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  7. imgonnasnap

    imgonnasnap Motard wrecker

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    Whats the proper way to check the oil level on these things? the SE is a tad different than my adv so I'm not totally used to the servicing differences.
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  8. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    Mine doesn't burn any between changes. I've ridden behind some that do, and some that don't.
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  9. Tooltech

    Tooltech Been here awhile

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    I start and run at idle until 4-5 bars light up on the temperature gauge. Shut the engine off and place the bike on the center stand so the bike is level. Wait 4-5 minutes then unscrew the dip stick, remove same and wipe clean. Install the dip stick and screw all the way down. Remove the dip stick and check the oil level making sure the oil level is between the limit lines. I run my oil near the upper limit line on the dip stick. Do not over fill the oil tank.

    My '08 990 used very little oil between oil changes. My '11 990R does not use oil currently ( 5,000 miles ). I use Motorex 20-50 oil and KTM factory filters.
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  10. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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    depends how often u change it:norton
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  11. Sumi

    Sumi Long timer

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    Mine was burning half a liter every 5k miles - so during the oil change periods basicly - (20k miles in the bike).. Changed oil scraper rings (one was out of spec), and it haven't burnt any since that..
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  12. skipman

    skipman Been here awhile

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    23,000 miles and mine burns about 1/2 gt .per 3,000 miles. always has
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  13. knobbyjoe

    knobbyjoe knobbyjoe

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    Note when checking oil level.

    When checking oil on the 990 adventure manuel says level the bike. Check the dip stick. Does not mention center stand.

    If you put the bike on the center stand the oil level will show lower fill on the dip stick. about 8 ounces. If you top the level up on the center stand and check the bike on a level surface (not on the center stand) the oil will show over filled!

    How do I know this?
    KJ

    Oh... I have had to top up my oil once but the bike was down for awhile, as in crash testing! Don't know if that could have affected it.
    2008 990 Adv 13,000 miles
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  14. bigkuri

    bigkuri Been here a tad bit longer than a while

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    In normal riding mine uses no oil, 2011 Adv R with 14,000 miles.

    But, everytime I do highspeed motorway slogs it uses about 0.5l per 1,000 km. This is at 95mph constant throttle on a loaded bike.

    But as said "normal" riding uses no oil at all (that I can tell).
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  15. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    Can you explain?
    thnx
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  16. BOB RAMSAY

    BOB RAMSAY Not in the Clique -

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    If your question refers to 'burning oil' - mine does.

    It looks like most everyone else (commenting) has no oil use.

    It's inconsistent in though - I don't know it's pattern of oil use. I have to be careful as, at times, it may be 6+ fl.oz. low. Just get into the habit of checking 3rd or 4th tank of gas. My bike doesn't smoke or leak - I don't know where it goes. I'm at 19k miles now but it certainly started much earlier, 10k or so. Motor runs like a top. Also, my '06 manual calls for 2 quarts of oil, it takes 3 so pay attention there if it applies. My bike has come back from a dealer 14 oz. low for it's 600 mile warranty check - you can't trust anyone else with your oil level.

    Good luck.
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  17. Tooltech

    Tooltech Been here awhile

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    I just checked my 2011 990R oil level on the center stand vs. the bike held level ( Framers Level held on the bars ) resting on the wheels and saw slightly lower level while on the wheels. When I change oil and establish the full oil level with the bike level I then compare the oil level with the bike on the side stand. This makes it easy to check the oil level while getting gas, etc. In the end find what works for yourself and enjoy the ride...
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  18. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Mine uses a significant amount of oil and has since new. It's go about 7500 miles on it now.

    How much exactly I'm not sure since I don't measure what I put in, but it's enough that if I'm traveling more than a day I carry a liter in a sidecase.

    No oil smoke and no signs of leaking. Airbox is not full of oil.

    I figure it's just the way it is and just live with it.

    Steve
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  19. AdvGa

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    Since this is the first & last post.... feel this is a Troll.
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  20. bigzack

    bigzack 6'6" of awesome

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    It's not I know the guy, he is a KLR rider interested in a 950 or 990 Adventure.
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