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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