Correct oil change on your KTM 125 Duke
To ensure that your KTM 125 Duke runs reliably for as long as possible, a regular oil change is essential. We show you how to do it and what to look out for.
- Make sure the motorbike is warm to the touch and park the motorbike on a level surface, the motorbike must be absolutely straight.
- Wait about one minute after stopping the engine, then check the oil sight glass on the right side of the engine
- The engine oil level must be between the top and bottom of the sight glass, ideally around the middle.
Content: 2 Liter (€16.98* / 1 Liter)
Content: 2 Liter (€17.48* / 1 Liter)
First, start by removing the front spoiler. To do this, loosen the two screws on the front and four on the underside and remove the nose spoiler.
- Put the motorbike on a suitable surface on the side stand and place a suitable container under your motorbike. Our recommendation: a suitable oil change tray, which you can find here, for example.
- Remove the oil drain plug with O-ring, as well as the oil strainer and let the engine oil drain off completely.
- Clean the oil drain plug and the oil strainer thoroughly. If larger collections of chips and abrasion have landed in the oil strainer, this could be a sign of impending engine damage, in which case you should immediately visit a specialist workshop. Small amounts of abrasion, on the other hand, are normal and okay. You can clean the oil strainer and the oil drain plug with the help of a suitable brake cleaner - inexpensive and reliable.
- Now you can remount the oil strainer and the oil drain plug with new O-rings, tighten the oil drain plug with a torque of 15 Nm.
- The next step is to change the oil filter. To do this, we remove the two screws from the oil filter cover and remove the cover with the O-ring. You can then easily remove the oil filter with a pair of circlip pliers, but if you don't have any at hand, you can also do this with a simple screwdriver and a little dexterity. The oil filter must be pulled out of the housing. Then drain off the remaining oil and clean the sealing surfaces and the oil filter cover thoroughly, you can use brake cleaner again for this purpose. Tighten the oil filter cap with a torque of 8 Nm.
- Now it's time to fill in the oil. To do this, remove the oil filler plug with the O-ring and fill in the correct amount of engine oil. Then refit the oil filler plug, start the engine and check your engine for leaks. If everything is tight, fit the front spoiler and check the engine oil level again. Have a good trip!