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Old 05-12-2015, 12:14 PM   #1
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oil for KTM

Just wondering if anyone is using an oil other than Motorex in their KTM.

Or what type Motorex, there are like 5 different kinds-lol.

I'm guessing any oil that meets the same standards should be ok.
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:22 PM   #2
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a lot of people use other oil in their KTMs. a popular choice is Rotella T6 5w40 Fully Synthetic (available in big jugs at walmart for relatively cheap).

i don't think it carries any of the motorcycle ratings like JASO, but it works fine in motorcycles anyway (they probably just don't view the moto market as big enough to be worth paying to get the official seal of approval).

i use the rotella in my DRZ. works fine.

i do use motorex in my KTM, though. (either CrossPower 10w50 or Power Synt 10w50 just depending on which store i go to get it. i think it's pretty much the same stuff.) i find that my KTM clutch likes the motorex better for some reason (it's less grabby with the motorex). other people report no performance difference between motorex and rotella, though.
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:36 PM   #3
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Rotella has JASO-M rating

520 and 500 get Maxima 10w-40 (dealer actually told me to use Dino over Syn in the new 500)

690 gets Full Syn Maxima now, but have used Rotella

KTM dealer treats our DS club very well, gave me a great deal on my new 500, so I patronage them as much as possible. Oil is still cheap no matter what brand you prefer - motors are not
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:41 PM   #4
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Rotella has JASO-M rating
oh. good to know. guess i need to look at the bottle more closely...

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