Service Schedule

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  1. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    Took delivery of my new 2013 990 Baja. Can someone explain the service intervals listed in the manual? K10N,K75A,K150A,K300A. I'm from Alabama,just don't understand. Thanks for any info.
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  2. AlxT

    AlxT Adventurer

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    I dont recall them from memory but i am pretty sure that there is a legend (explanations) on the lower left of each page at the owners manual.


    Page 65 for example here (large pdf file inside)
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  3. nordicbiker

    nordicbiker Been here awhile

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    Basically KTM requires a service every 7500km. Every second one will be a big one, including valve check. The very first service should be done after 1000km.

    So the scheme is

    1.000km basic service (oil/filter/checking all srews etc)
    7.500km small service (oil, filter, etc)
    15.000 big service (6.5hours: oil, filter, valves, etc). Mainly the valve adjustment is very time consuming, because all the covers, tanks air box and injection unit needs to come off, to get access to the cylinder heads.
    22.500km small service
    30.000km a big one again

    and so on...

    The extreme service costs for the big service (~8.000 SEK = 1.200US$) were one argument besides others to sell the 990 and get the lighter 690 Enduro (10.000km service intervals). After the 2 year warranty period had expired, which binds you to let all service be done by an authorized mechanic, I did the small services myself, but with >20.000km a year service costs where still a big factor in the overall cost of ownership.
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  4. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    K10N = about 600 miles
    K75A = about 4,600 miles
    K150A = about 9,300 miles
    K300A = about 18,600 miles

    :freaky
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  5. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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  6. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob

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    Change the engine oil and filter soon, like at 300 miles and again at 1000 miles. You be glad you did.
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  7. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    I found it,it was right on the next page. Educated in Alabama,what can I say?:eek1
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  8. Yascher

    Yascher Been here awhile

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    Does mit really need valve adjustment every 15000? firs one should be good for the other 30000
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