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Old 05-18-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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help needed ktm 640 lc4 oil overfilled

this should be a quick and easy fix for any one with a ktm 640 LC4 (I have the 200 model).
the other day after I bought a second hand ktm 640 and I stupidly 'topped it up' with waaaaaaaay to much oil (thinking the other owner had ran it dry). now I have not ridden it very far, but when I did it came through the over fill like it should. I was wondering how I get rid of the excess oil?

do I unscrew the two screws under the bike and let it drain? I've read the manual and that guide on this site but am still unsure.

any help would be appreciated, feeling like a complete idiot at the moment...
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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Go here and start at the begining...http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57107

Then Pretend it never happened...:)
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:37 PM   #3
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aaaah cheers for that.. I've overfilled the engine itself so I should be removing and draining from the bottom two screws correct?
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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What year... "200"?

Without the year, I don't know if you have a oil level sight glass (2003 and up - left side) or not.
Is it a 2002 and earlier, and you incorrectly used the timing mark sight glass (right side) to measure the oil level? If it's 2002 and earlier, you have a dipstick only.

You can siphon out the excess through the filler hole, or you can drain it.
As NitroAcres suggested, it would probably be a good idea to spend a bit of time reviewing the KTM LC4 (640) Index Thread ... before you do any more work on the bike, eh?

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Old 05-18-2012, 08:42 PM   #5
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yea... I bought it second hand of a guy who had it sitting in his shed for about two years. drained the old gas, checked the carbies and she fired up fine. I owned a klr650 before this and changing the oil on that is piss easy compared to this (I guess its not hard, just different).

also, being a complete noob and doing what I use to do for the klr, I have filled it up through where the dipstick is. the filler hole is the one on the frame correct?


NOTE: I've only done about 10k's with the oil overfilled, I stopped riding the moment I notice this.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:49 PM   #6
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I would drain it all and start over...the two bolts under the engine and the the one on the frame by the oil filter (it will shoot out a couple feet if you have the top fill plug out, so watch out for that.)

Then refill like the link I posted up shows, I just changed the oil on my 2000 Adv. last night, used that method.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:23 PM   #7
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Just slowly loosen the bigger of the two drains bolts under bike til oil drips out a little. Go to far and it will be really hard to get plug back in before losing all oil. Then be patient and check it as it slowly drains. When its good tighten it back up and clean the oil off your arm.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:28 PM   #8
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cheers guys! I'm excited to get her back to prime condition
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:29 PM   #9
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I have used a length of clear tubing like from a fish tank, taped to either a baster or industrial-style syringe, and with draw the exess oil from the filler hole...my oversized skid plate blocks access to my drain plug so I this is a bit quicker and usually neater...
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