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    crm250dude

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    Re: oil levels

    Post by crm250dude on Tue May 26, 2015 7:56 pm

    it does say in the manual
    "finally check the oil level and if necessary correct it"
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    Gareth Gates

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    Re: oil levels

    Post by Gareth Gates on Tue May 26, 2015 9:27 pm

    clarky_two wrote:
    steve wrote:
    Where did you read it takes 1200 mils

    In the Owners destruction manual
    ktm destruction manual smiler smiler smiler
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    kirky

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    Re: oil levels

    Post by kirky on Tue May 26, 2015 10:25 pm

    When i change the Berg , usually when it is topped up with river water
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    wolfy

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    Re: oil levels

    Post by wolfy on Tue May 26, 2015 11:29 pm

    Nothing wrong with a flush through now & again kriky boy Very Happy
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    kirky

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    Re: oil levels

    Post by kirky on Wed May 27, 2015 7:58 am

    She had another flush with el cheapo oil and now back on the Putoline , kinell that oil is expensive Wolfy !
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    steve

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    Re: oil levels

    Post by steve on Wed May 27, 2015 6:59 pm

    crm250dude wrote:I got same problem, I was about to do an oil change and was looking in the glass and couldn't see no oil
    - then the sun came out and i thought fuck it go for a quick ride - but before i did i topped it up so as i could see some oil half way - later on about an hour or so later when the bike was warm the oil level was very high...

    in anycase i will be doing an oil change this week - so i'm following this thread

    mines a 450 exc - manual says 1.2 ltrs
    i got rock oil semi synthetic 10w/30 (got a cheap job lot )



    Your going to what affraid
    Stand back from the bike.
    Drop the spanners.
    Leave the garage and lock the door behind you.......
    You know it makes sence lol!
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    crm250dude

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    Re: oil levels

    Post by crm250dude on Wed May 27, 2015 7:08 pm

    lol! Funny guy
    - actually I went up AB Motorcycles today to see if he can put an override clutch lever on the rekluse - he thinks its possible, he's ordered a gasket for the crank case for me - its going in next week...
    might as well let him do the oil change for me too lol! lol!
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    kirky

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    Re: oil levels

    Post by kirky on Wed May 27, 2015 8:52 pm

    Drain the old oil ,clean filters with a magnet and a fine spark plug brush, re fit plugs , lean bike over and fill oil filter chamber 3/4 full of oil , fit new oil filter, seal and cover , level bike , fill with oil to 1/4 of sight glass, warm motor gently no high revving of a cold motor . Allow to settle and cool then top up to half the sight glass. The reason i fill the filter housing is to ensure a charge of oil is present AT the filter instead of waiting for the pumps to get it there , protects the motor better at cold. Just how i do my bike Very Happy
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    Clarky_two

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    Re: oil levels

    Post by Clarky_two on Wed May 27, 2015 9:15 pm

    Kirky you didn't do it like that when I witnessed you doing it on the Barmouth ride.
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    steve

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    Re: oil levels

    Post by steve on Wed May 27, 2015 9:26 pm

    I always fill the oil filter before sticking it back in.

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