Crazy talk. My 525 has 25000 miles on it, ride street and dirt fast & change oil & filters every 2500 miles. Still goes like new. Ex national level crosser & trials rider<quoted text>
Soccerdude...Is your 30 hour oil change interval a "Typo"? You obviously know what you are doing and have a good grasp on servicing and wrenching on your machine.....I would hope that 30 hours is a typo though. For those non-mechanics that started this thread in the beginning...The RFS motor holds 1.2 liters of oil. This is not much oil for a high performance machine that inherently operates at high temps. Change the oil in your KTM RFS bikes every 3-6 off road hours or 8-10 street hours. Insure that the valves are adjusted intially at 10-15 hours and then every 20 hours thereafter. They will take a set after the first two adjustments but tighten up and cause lowered performance and harder starting as the gap closes.
Soccerdude, Its good to see that a guy like you who understands and appreciates fine machinery got yourself a 525. Great bikes. Possibly one of the greatest dirtbikes ever produced by any country anytime. The RFS motors will go down in history right next to the legendary Honda big bores. The exception is that the KTM RFS motor is lighter and produces way more power all through the RPM Range.
The new bikes with the new XC4 motors are out now. That motor is based of last years SX motor. I'm steering clear until the bugs are worked out as I have heard the new motors do have a few little issues. Oil leaks, etc. the 2007 RFS motor was the pinnacle of perfection. I will keep my 525 for the next 8 years! My next KTM will be fuel injected and make my toast in the morning.
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