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2007 KTM 690 SM Motorex 10w-50 Oil Change Frequency

Hi Forum,

My KTM dealer says I only need to change my oil every 5000km (Motorex 10w-50) but I'm wondering how often it should be changed if I don't put that many KMs on it?
I had it changed last September or so and wondering if it needs to be changed every 6 months (shorter/longer) regardless of mileage? I've got about 1500 KMs on it. All regular riding in fairly normal operating temps. Oil changes are about $85 US where I am.

Thanks for your help.
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Welcome to the forum.

My rule of thumb is to change the oil
about every 12 - 18 months if I don't
get to the mileage recommended.
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Thank you!

Thanks for your response.
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There are a lot of threads on
this forum that discuss less pricey alternatives
to motorex and motul.

You might do a search in the Duke section.

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On my 2014 690 E/R, manual says to change every 10,000 km or 6214 miles. So, I change every 5000 miles and I use Motorex Cross Power 10w60. First change was sooner of course, but every 5K miles ever since. Approaching my 20,000 mile oil change and everything has been perfect so far.

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On my 2014 690 E/R, manual says to change every 10,000 km or 6214 miles. So, I change every 5000 miles and I use Motorex Cross Power 10w60. First change was sooner of course, but every 5K miles ever since. Approaching my 20,000 mile oil change and everything has been perfect so far.

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I'm new so can't PM you. Was looking back at the thread regarding Luggage on the 690 Enduro (2014 Thread I think). Have you done much long slab riding on the enduro? I'm really interested but am curious how it behaves with say TKC 80's or other knob and a long 10hours even on pavement.

What say you Jeff.

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I'm new so can't PM you. Was looking back at the thread regarding Luggage on the 690 Enduro (2014 Thread I think). Have you done much long slab riding on the enduro? I'm really interested but am curious how it behaves with say TKC 80's or other knob and a long 10hours even on pavement.



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Wouldn't say too many miles at a time but I have done 250-300 in a day quite a few times. Not ideal at freeway speeds due to the vibration but it's doable. Needing gas at 140-150miles gets me off the saddle often enough anyway. I try to avoid the super slab if at all possible. Not because of the speed, but the bike is light enough to be squirrelly in windy conditions and navigating 18-wheelers. Really hate getting near the big trucks at freeway speeds. This is more noticeable with the panniers on.

As far as the Touratech panniers - I have no complaints. I can carry enough crap in and on them I could get lost for a month. Unless I need them they stay in the garage though. Increased wind drag cuts mileage to a noticeable degree.

Ever since the Pirelli Rally Cross knobs it came with, I have run nothing but TKC 80s. Love em, especially here in FL with our sand everywhere. They perform fine on the slab too, all kinds of weather. They are a little noisy on the road, but not too bad. Not for me anyway, my helmet is the worst one I've ever had for wind noise (Arai XD-4) so I have earplugs in all the time. The only complaint I have is strange front tire wear patterns. It must be different compounds in different areas on the same tire, that and the fact that I use the front brake HARD on the street. I actually emailed Continental about it and they suggested running 32psi in the front. I am now, but only recently. I have a set of TKC 70s that I will be mounting soon, and I won't be going back to 80's until I get my 1290 SA-T in a year or so. At that point the 690 will be relegated to around town and off-road duty.

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[QUOTE=Threeputt;689593]Wouldn't say too many miles at a time but I have done 250-300 in a day quite a few times. Not ideal at freeway speeds due to the vibration but it's doable. Needing gas at 140-150miles gets me off the saddle often enough anyway. I try to avoid the super slab if at all possible. Not because of the speed, but the bike is light enough to be squirrelly in windy conditions and navigating 18-wheelers. Really hate getting near the big trucks at freeway speeds. This is more noticeable with the panniers on.

As far as the Touratech panniers - I have no complaints. I can carry enough crap in and on them I could get lost for a month. Unless I need them they stay in the garage though. Increased wind drag cuts mileage to a noticeable degree.

Ever since the Pirelli Rally Cross knobs it came with, I have run nothing but TKC 80s. Love em, especially here in FL with our sand everywhere. They perform fine on the slab too, all kinds of weather. They are a little noisy on the road, but not too bad. Not for me anyway, my helmet is the worst one I've ever had for wind noise (Arai XD-4) so I have earplugs in all the time. The only complaint I have is strange front tire wear patterns. It must be different compounds in different areas on the same tire, that and the fact that I use the front brake HARD on the street. I actually emailed Continental about it and they suggested running 32psi in the front. I am now, but only recently. I have a set of TKC 70s that I will be mounting soon, and I won't be going back to 80's until I get my 1290 SA-T in a year or so. At that point the 690 will be relegated to around town and off-road duty.

Hope this helps

Jeff

Thanks Jeff, I guess I'll just get rid of both existing bikes and by the 690 AND the 1290

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