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Where do you guys buy your fluids?

I'm going to do an oil change and brake fluid flush on the KTM. They recommend Motorex oil and I think either DOT 3 or DOT 5 brake fluid (have to double check that). Is MCC the place to go? Order online?

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I just always ran reg old 10w-40 as on a Sumo, you change the oil more so buying expensive shit is a waste of money - Pep Boys for me

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I've read the arguments, but I'd like to see how much more expensive it is. The bike only takes ~2 quarts. I'd spend a little extra to stick to the recommended brand. Sooooo MCC?

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dot 3 and dot 5 are incompatible so its probably 3 and 4

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MCC, does carry Motorex - at least they did last time I was in there.
you'll go broke using that stuff though.
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MCC, does carry Motorex - at least they did last time I was in there.
you'll go broke using that stuff though.
Now from you, he'll take it seriously - Me, not so much

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I get the fluids for my street bike from Ken @Chicago Performance.

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NOOOOOO! from what i read, and it may be BS, the 690 must use motorex 10-60, MCC sells for about 20$ a Q, its claimed that there are special anti wear coatings on some internals, if the oil costs a little more but gives some peace of mind then its worth it to me as i'm mechanically paranoid and this is an expensive motor
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Amsoil says 60 weight too
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NOOOOOO! from what i read, and it may be BS, the 690 must use motorex 10-60, MCC sells for about 20$ a Q, its claimed that there are special anti wear coatings on some internals, if the oil costs a little more but gives some peace of mind then its worth it to me as i'm mechanically paranoid and this is an expensive motor
When I had her, all oil changes were done by the dealer under the maint sched

I was going off what I did with the DRZ and do with the 450 - I have read plenty on the LC-4. Motor and the need for the special oil - Both Corse and MCC said the same thing to me, "it's up to you" and the. Hundreds of replies on SMJ go 50/50 - There is a thread now over there about some guy with a 625 with70K on the clock - Pat, PM him and ask as he is doing something right

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NOOOOOO! from what i read, and it may be BS, the 690 must use motorex 10-60, MCC sells for about 20$ a Q, its claimed that there are special anti wear coatings on some internals, if the oil costs a little more but gives some peace of mind then its worth it to me as i'm mechanically paranoid and this is an expensive motor

man, that's a bunch of shit. I'd guess that it's probably just a partnership/marketing thing, but if true, it's a damn good reason not to buy a 690. also violates the magnus/moss act. sue KTM and get your Motorex oil for free!
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The manual has some weird wording that essentially says it recommends Motorex, but an equavelant oil can be used. Either way, I just want to know where to buy it besides MCC

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The manual has some weird wording that essentially says it recommends Motorex, but an equavelant oil can be used. Either way, I just want to know where to buy it besides MCC
Um, Pep Boys on Elston?

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I'm assuming this symbol means DOT 3 or DOT 5. Anyone know what comes from the factory? DOT 3? Just guessing that the brake fluid hasn't been changed.


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Dude, it's simple, it's Dot 8

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I think it might be a division symbol, so I bought DOT .6

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... thats weird as hell

DOTs 3, 4, 5.1 are all glycol based and are cross compatible to mix and are hyrdoscopic
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As far as the oil goes, I buy a case of amsoil full syn from a local amsoil dealer. I think I pay $125 for 12 quarts. I go to Willy World Cycles in Joliet for anything else that I need right away. Otherwise, I'd recommend sites like motomummy.com or sportbiketrackgear.com.
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I wonder how many people turned their front brake hydraulic system into goo because of that confusing master cylinder lid.
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And the manual doesn't help either. It says to take it to the dealer when flushing brake fluid. I'm going with DOT 4.

2 oil fliters, oil screens, DOT 3+5 brake fluid... I need to learn bike maintenance all over again. Do sumos have weird coolant too?

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As far as the oil goes, I buy a case of amsoil full syn from a local amsoil dealer. I think I pay $125 for 12 quarts.
If he is interested in Amsoil , he( or anybody on here) can contact the Site vendor and get it for wholesale prices. Which is about 20-25% less than retail.

And don't even need to buy full cases,can buy it by the qt.

But I think he is trying to locate the motorex stuff.

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I'll send you a PM for Amsoil on my GSXR
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