'01 KTM 65SX Questions

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Got a few obvious questions on this bike. Recently purchased a lightly used one for my son, so here goes:

1. What is the oil capacity?
2. Which kind of oil is preferred? Shell, Mobil 1, what else?
3. I'm running Golden Spectro mixed at 50:1 (same as my KDX) any problems there?
4. Would be interested in any and all maintenance tips from other mini dad's out there.
5. Where can I get an owners/parts manual ? (dealer not much help)

Thanks in advance for your input.

Dave
 

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Any KTM dealer should be able to help you out with the manual(s) if the original owner didn't have them for some reason. I doubt 50:1 using a good synthetic is going to cause any problems, been running it in my sons air cooled SX50 with zero problems. I know that some of the early 65's had issues with the frame in a couple of places and the wheels seemed to not stay true both of which are problems with the KTM 50's as well. I think knowing what year and a production date would help pinpoint problem areas.
 
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Hi Dave, The gear oil capacity is 300ml. We have tried various oils, settling for ATF-type F. which gives the best compromise for us. We use a 40.1mix of Shell synthetic. There is an informative site at http://www.ktm-racetech.com/ with a section solely for KTM Minis, which will have covered most of the questions you might come up with. Hope this helps...;) DavieMac