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Old 04-09-2012, 08:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New KTM owner in S New Mexico

Got my first true off-road bike, a 2012 500EXC, last Friday. Finally got a chance to actually ride it today after work. Other than the maintenance interval, I'm gong to LOVE this bike. The maintenance won't really inhibit the way I want to ride since I'm not looking to travel on it, but changing the oil every other weekend cuts into my riding time. Regardless this bike is a blast to ride. Now I just need to get more comfortable on the gravel strewn roads around here.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cheers and welcome.

Use the 2 to 1 oil change rule.

Drain the engine oil at about 1000 miles. No filter.

Filter and oil at about 2500.

Make it hours if you miles don't work on your speedo.

ONLY GOOD FULL SYNTHETIC.
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