1. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    I hope this is not a repost I did look ......

    Is it normal for the 990 to use oil ? I have just over 7000 miles and I seem to be adding oil often . If I am not alone that is fine Im just wondering if I should be contacting the dealer .........

    Thanks in advance .:beer
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  2. Yascher

    Yascher Been here awhile

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    if that is the only 7000 miles so far, than it is normal, wait till it gets double of that and oil level will settle)))))
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    Mine goes from top of stick to just below bottom of stick in 3000 miles
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  4. xTomKx

    xTomKx Been here awhile

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    I've noticed that mine uses oil also. Only 1300 miles but I ride her hard :evil
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  5. NKL

    NKL Been here awhile

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    Mine uses none between services, 08 with 30,000 miles on it.
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  6. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    Yes only 7992 miles on the clock and Im not easy on her .
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  7. FuTAnT

    FuTAnT KTM 990ADV

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    Yeah its a bit of a known issue. Not exactly like a jap 4 that never uses any oil. I found mine used far more oil in stop start city riding, but bugger all when riding hard out in the bush or on the road. Pays to take a quart / litre spare on a long trip or a weekender just in case. It will settle down with more miles.

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  8. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    Well I had 30 thousand on the KLR and it was still using oil . I guess I can wait a little longer :lol3.
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  9. xTomKx

    xTomKx Been here awhile

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    What oil is everybody using?

    As for my bike I'm going to give it a little more time to see if consumption decreases with higher mileage and then consider switching to 10w50 oil. I run 5w40 right now.
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  10. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    I'm running 10w50 like they call for .

    I tried Dino oil very short term shifted like hell ! Engine temp came up . Mileage dropped .
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  11. grant22

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    I'm curious if there's any correlation to how some of our bikes have been broken in and the oil consumption issue.
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  12. Mr_Snips

    Mr_Snips Husky BRAAAAAAAAP!

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    Burning some oil has a lot to do with how the bike broke itself in. How tight or loose the rings seated. I assume you are running rotella t6 which burns a little in my bike too. Normally i run 15w60 out here in the desert with motul 300v but i was in a pinch and it needed changed bad so i through rotella back in it for my ride friday.
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    Be sure to check the oil AFTER you finish a ride, not before. Park it on the centerstand, in the same place, and check it right after you pull off your helmet. Overfilling will cause more oil use.

    That said, these engines will go from high mark to low mark in 2-3000 miles. That's less than 1/2 qt which is not bad for big twins. High RPM pumps it out faster.
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  14. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    Yes I have been battling with the oil check thing . Oil level is all over the place Hot to Cold level that is .
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  15. FuTAnT

    FuTAnT KTM 990ADV

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    Oil level must be checked hot. See the owners manual. It is a dry sump, hence the need to check it hot when the oil tank is full. Checking cold will always read low or off the dip stick.

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  16. xTomKx

    xTomKx Been here awhile

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    Yes, I went with rotella t6 at my first oil change. I run that stuff in all my other bikes without any issues but I'm thinking it may be too thin for the v-twin.

    Most of my friends have sportbikes and we ride twisties so I have to keep the rpm up. 5-8k rpm range most of the time. Saying that I expect some oil usage. My 990 doesn't run any hotter than sportbikes.
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  17. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    Yes I did read the Owners Manual . Also into the Service Manual often looking around .

    I was trying to get a GOOD cold base line for future use and for a fill mark after oil change .

    I have since givin up on that .
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  18. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    Ok I currently have Bel-Ray 10w50 in the girl . Still using oil . If its is the nature so be it just hard to believe .

    I have been running the oil level halfway between add & full when cold which puts me at the full mark when checked hot .

    Just added oil today seems to use it when I do some super slab time .

    Do any of you notice air pressure in the oil tank when hot check ?
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  19. xTomKx

    xTomKx Been here awhile

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    I never noticed any pressure in the oil tank.

    How many miles on your bike?
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  20. xTomKx

    xTomKx Been here awhile

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    Also, My daily driver is an audi and it's typical for them to use a little oil being that it is german and has a turbo. What I noticed is that the amount it uses depends on the oil I use. Saying that maybe you should try different oil.

    Or maybe you ride her too easy and she's not broken in yet? :D
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