640 adventure valve checks

Hey quick ? How often do you check them? How many miles per oil?



FWIW my manual for a 2000 year model says change the oil every 3000 miles and check the valves at the same time. I do both every 1500 miles mostly because I rev mine hard in mainly high temps.

I do mine somewhere between 2000 and 3000 depending what trip I have planned next.



Check out advrider.com or ktmtalk.com. Both sites have lots of knowledgeable KTM owners.

From what I understand, the valves need adjustment early on in the motor's life, around 600 to 1200 miles. After that they are pretty stable and usually don't need adjustmemts but it is a good habit to check every 3000.

I don't like to let the oil go that long so I change every 1500 miles. I also only change one oil filter at a time, alternating between the two. That was a recomendation from my dealer to save a little cash.

BTW, you can get K&N or Hi Flo filters from many other dealers and not have to go to your KTM dealer.

Thanks, I pick up my new 05 on thursday, can't wait!!


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