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Old 03-12-2014, 07:26 AM   #1
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1190 oil change...when???

Hi all!The 1190 service manual refers oil change at 15.000 kms with the first service,or once a year(whichever comes first).When i bought the bike,the dealer adviced me to change the engine oil sooner than 15.000 kms,explaining that 15k are too much for the oil.
So...at how many kms do you change your 1190's engine oil???Are the 15k really too much for the oil,or it is a dealer's trick to earn more money???
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:50 AM   #2
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Hi all!The 1190 service manual refers oil change at 15.000 kms with the first service,or once a year(whichever comes first).When i bought the bike,the dealer adviced me to change the engine oil sooner than 15.000 kms,explaining that 15k are too much for the oil.
So...at how many kms do you change your 1190's engine oil???Are the 15k really too much for the oil,or it is a dealer's trick to earn more money???
For the first year I'll change oil and filter every 5,000 km. I trust what Pericles (the mechanic) told me.
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:57 AM   #3
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Its a personal choice.... With the quality of oils today I feel most of us change oils much too soon to make ourselves feel better.

Personally it will depend on how much offroading I do. Heat is the enemy of oil. The more I beat on it in the trails the sooner I change it. I doubt I'll ever go more than 5000 miles though.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:32 AM   #4
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If KTM say it will do 15,000km then (providing you use the KTM recommended oil) then I would run to to 15,000km. I am sure they have tested it all pretty thoroughly !

My 1190R had the first oil change done at 1,000km and at 8,000km the oil in the sight glass was still a nice clean golden colour.

The only exception would be if I was running the bike in very hot temperatures or using it hard for extended periods of time.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:43 AM   #5
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The bike is on 8.000 kms now,and the oil seems to be not in the best condition.It is almost black even though i don't go offroad.But here in Greece,the temperature in summer is near 40 degrees celcius...
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:48 AM   #6
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The bike is on 8.000 kms now,and the oil seems to be not in the best condition.It is almost black even though i don't go offroad.But here in Greece,the temperature in summer is near 40 degrees celcius...

Change it then, if it bothers you it is probably worth the money to make the worry go away.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:29 AM   #7
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Im going to cange oil & filter every 5000 km .
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:04 AM   #8
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To keep the warranty valid, you have to show the bike every 15000km or once a year to the dealer, whatever is first.

In between you can do oil changes yourself (if you can), so the cost would be only the oil (and filter if changed). IMHO if you plan to do more frequent oil changes, it won't make sense to stick to the expensive Motorex oil
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:36 AM   #9
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To keep the warranty valid, you have to show the bike every 15000km or once a year to the dealer, whatever is first.

I stopped reading this post at this point. Everything afterwards is nothing but baseless dribble from a clueless baboon.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:04 PM   #10
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You don't have to change the oil on these bikes. The computers do it for you...isn't there a menu for that?
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:27 PM   #11
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To keep the warranty valid, you have to show the bike every 15000km or once a year to the dealer, whatever is first.
This may be true for Euro warranties but in the US any and all maintenance can be performed by the owner without voiding the warranty. The burden to dis-allow a warranty claim falls on the manufacturer to prove improper maintenance was performed and cause a malfunction. Having said this...I do my own oil, tires, air filters and brake work, but I'll get the major scheduled stuff done by the dealer. I'm not that good of a wrench. But I don't to be with KTM, right?
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:38 PM   #12
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My first oil and filter change was at 150 mi, the oil had some metal shaving in it and lots of bits of blue locktite. The next oil change was at 800 mi just before i brought it in for the 620 mi check, no locktite and some little pieces of metal most likely from the tranny breaking in. The next oil changes will be around 4K to 5K depending where and what i am doing.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:39 PM   #13
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I stopped reading this post at this point. Everything afterwards is nothing but baseless dribble from a clueless baboon.
That's all well and good, but would you mind telling us how you really feel?
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:57 PM   #14
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Ktm factory personal recommendation to dealerships.......keep using break in oil till 1000 miles .
Originally Was 600 I believe ......
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:38 PM   #15
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http://www.motorexoil.com.au/index.p...d=46&Itemid=54

Motorex oils are good value, a top product.

Full synthetic can protect the bike up to 15,000kms no problem.
However what if you ride the bike hard, go bush a fair bit etc..
I have decide to half the Km's, Im changing it at 7,500Kms.
Currently im on 4,000km's and oil looks very good.
Actually I get the dealer to do it.

Actually its stuff all money for the peace of mind knowing your V engine
will be well lubed an cared for..

$96 Motorex Cross Power 4T 10W50
$15.30 Oil Filter Part No. 61338015000
add labour cost
Total $111.30
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