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#4473696 - 07/29/17 08:01 AM KTM LC4
Altydoc Offline


Registered: 07/25/03
Posts: 13
Loc: Central Maine
Hello,
I have a '16 KTM 690 Enduro R, and was wondering if anyone has any oil recommendations other than 10w60? I know the factory recommended oil is Motorex 10w60. I've read 540rat's blog, I know his data is controversial, but it got me thinking, especially after reading about BMW rod bearing failures with 10w60 (I know, controversial). Has anyone dared try 10w40? I'm currently running Amsoil 10w60 at 2600 miles. I'm stock except a Wings can, and a 190 deg. thermostat switch. FWIW, this is the smoothest shifting bike I've ever owned, except for the 5-6 false neutral..
Thanks.

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#4473712 - 07/29/17 08:30 AM Re: KTM LC4 [Re: Altydoc]
faltic Offline


Registered: 02/15/14
Posts: 126
Loc: ga
Does the owners manual show any alternative oils?
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#4473768 - 07/29/17 09:56 AM Re: KTM LC4 [Re: Altydoc]
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Registered: 09/26/14
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I'd be inclined to use a 20w50, and surely you won't see me in weather's requiring 10w on two wheels.
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#4473822 - 07/29/17 11:05 AM Re: KTM LC4 [Re: faltic]
Altydoc Offline


Registered: 07/25/03
Posts: 13
Loc: Central Maine
Originally Posted By: faltic
Does the owners manual show any alternative oils?

10w50

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#4473891 - 07/29/17 01:04 PM Re: KTM LC4 [Re: Altydoc]
Bandito440 Offline


Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 3854
Loc: NEUS
Contact user albertdi . He's got a lot of data from his KTM (link). It appears that Amsoil SAE60 had similar results to the other oils he tried, but at twice the mileage. Your KTM is prone to shear, and that's what I'd go with. The data supports that.
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#4473972 - 07/29/17 03:17 PM Re: KTM LC4 [Re: Dyusik]
faltic Offline


Registered: 02/15/14
Posts: 126
Loc: ga
+1

Originally Posted By: Dyusik
I'd be inclined to use a 20w50, and surely you won't see me in weather's requiring 10w on two wheels.
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#4473979 - 07/29/17 03:36 PM Re: KTM LC4 [Re: Bandito440]
Altydoc Offline


Registered: 07/25/03
Posts: 13
Loc: Central Maine
Originally Posted By: Bandito440
Contact user albertdi . He's got a lot of data from his KTM (link). It appears that Amsoil SAE60 had similar results to the other oils he tried, but at twice the mileage. Your KTM is prone to shear, and that's what I'd go with. The data supports that.


Thanks!
It appears that the oil I'm using performs well also; Amsoil 60w isn't a good option for me because I'm dumb enough to ride in near freezing temps, and the bike's in an unheated garage.

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#4474050 - 07/29/17 05:33 PM Re: KTM LC4 [Re: Altydoc]
DoubleWasp Offline


Registered: 05/21/12
Posts: 5236
Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL
FWIW, the frame on my 1995 Duke LC4 recommends 15w-40.

Your engine (likely the transmission portion) does shear the heck out of oil, though. Not sure if our older, smaller engines are any different.
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#4496505 - 08/23/17 09:37 PM Re: KTM LC4 [Re: Altydoc]
BigJohn Offline


Registered: 06/21/08
Posts: 884
Loc: Colorado
I would use Mobil 1 15w50.....all day long in that bike.

Smokin awesome oil......

Noticed Walmart had a 5 quart bottle for $22.47 today.

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Edited by BigJohn (08/23/17 09:38 PM)
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#4496603 - 08/24/17 03:36 AM Re: KTM LC4 [Re: Altydoc]
DoubleWasp Offline


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People use M1 15/50 in shared sump, but no approval for wet clutch use.
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