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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)
It's supposed to leak oil
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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.

2011 Husaberg TE 300
2008 KTM 950 Super Enduro R
2006 Ducati 1000S Multistrada DS
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'95 KTM 620 RXC (SOLD)
'90 KTM 500 MX (SOLD)
'88 Yamaha TT600 (SOLD)
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'84 Yamaha IT465 (STOLEN)
'83 Kawasaki KDX 450 (SOLD)
'83 Honda CB1000 Custom (SOLD)
'82 Kawasaki KDX 400 (SOLD)
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