This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the KTM 390 Adventure, KTM’s smallest bike in their adventure line.
It uses the same engine block as in the KTM RC390 and KTM 390 Duke, so the maintenance schedule has a lot in common. The 390 Adventure is powered by a single-cylinder fuel-injected engine that makes peak power of 32 kW (43 hp), with 37 Nm (27 ft-lb) of peak torque.
It was built to compete in the compact adventure sports market, alongside other bikes like the Versys-X 300.
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What you need to service your KTM Adventure Duke
Servicing your 390 Adventure is fairly easy, as it’s a single-cylinder engine with exposed parts. So when the valve service comes up every 15000 km it’s not an overwhelming task.
Aside from basic motorcycle maintenance tools, here’s what you need to service your 390 Adventure.
|Part||KTM 390 Adventure spec|
|Engine oil||The manual requires SAE 15W-50 oil that meets JASO T903 MA2 spec, and recommends Motorex oils, e.g. Motorex Top Speed 15W-50, a full synthetic.|
|Oil filter||Use a Hiflofiltro HF155 as a high-quality drop-in replacement.|
|Spark plug||Standard spark plug is a Bosch VR6NEU, which is quite hard to find other than from KTM dealers.|
|Fork oil||Use SAE 4 fork oil, e.g. Motorex 4W Fork Oil which KTM recommends.|
|Air filter||Use a K&N KT-1217 air filter.|
|Brake fluid||Use a DOT 4 fluid e.g. Castrol DOT 4 full synthetic.|
|Coolant||The manual calls for Motorex Coolant M3.0, which is an OAT coolant based on ethylene glycol that’s silicate, nitrite, amine, borate, and phosphate free. (Most coolants contain at least phosphates or silicates… be wary)|
|Clutch cable lube||Use either engine oil or Protect all cable life, an affordable and quality lubricant.|
|Chain maintenance||Use Motul chain paste, a low-mess, high-quality chain lube. The manual recommends the more expensive Motorex chain lube.|
|Grease||The manual recommends Motorex Bike Grease 2000 although you can use any lithium soap-based grease.|
Maintenance schedule for the KTM 390 Adventure
The schedule below comes straight from the manual, though it has been formatted slightly to look better on a web page.
The maintenance schedule for the KTM 390 Adventure comes in two parts: required work and recommended work.
KTM recommends most of the work be done by mechanics, and users only do the following:
- Check brakes (maybe replace if necessary)
- Check/adjust tyre pressures
- Check/adjust chain tension
- Check coolant and brake fluid levels
And very little else. Of course, servicing the 390 Adventure isn’t hard as a single-cylinder mostly-naked bike, so it’s up to you.
The required service has a break-in, 7,500km, and 15,000 km service. The last two services are repeated every 7,500 and 15,000 km respectively.
Some items are every 1-2 years. Attend to each item whenever the sooner of the distance or time interval has arrived.
|[Dealer] Read out the fault memory using the KTM diagnostics tool||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|[Dealer] Program the shift shaft sensor||✓||✓||✓|
|Check that the electrical system is functioning properly.||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Change the engine oil and the oil filter, clean the oil screens (Motorex Top Speed 15W-50, HF155)||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check the brake discs||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check the front brake linings||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check the rear brake linings||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check the brake lines for damage and leakage||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check the front brake fluid level (DOT 4)||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check the rear brake fluid level||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check the tire condition||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check tire pressure||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check the shock absorber and fork for leaks||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Clean the dust boots of the fork legs||✓||✓|
|Check the chain, rear sprocket, and engine sprocket||✓||✓||Year|
|Check the chain tension||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check the coolant level (Motorex Coolant M3.0)||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check that the radiator fan is functioning properly.||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Change the air filter, clean the air filter box||✓||✓|
|Chek that the throttle cables are undamaged, routed without sharp bends, and set correctly||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check the cables for damage and routing without sharp bends||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check the valve clearance, change the spark plug||✓|
|Change the front brake fluid (DOT 4)||2 years|
|Change the rear brake fluid (DOT 4)||2 years|
|Check the steering head play||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check the headlight setting||✓||✓||✓|
|Final check: Check the vehicle for safe operationa nd take a test ride||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|[Dealer] Set the service interval display||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|[Dealer] Read out the error memory after the test ride using the KTM diagnostics tool||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|[Dealer] Make a service entry in KTMDealer.net||✓||✓||✓||Year|
Recommended service has different intervals to the above required service. It’s every 7,500 km or 30,000 km, or every 1 or 4 years. Attend to each item whenever the sooner of the distance or time interval has arrived.
|Check the frame||✓|
|Check the link fork||✓|
|Check the fork bearing for play||✓||✓|
|Check the wheel bearing for play||✓||✓|
|Check the antifreeze||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Change the coolant (Motorex Coolant M3.0)||4 years|
|Empty the drainage hoses||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check all hoses (fuel, coolant, drainage etc.) and sleeves for cracking, leaks, and incorrect routing||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Grease all moving parts (e.g. side stand, hand lever, chain) and check for smooth operation (Motorex 2000)||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Check the tightness of the safety-relevant screws and nuts which are easily accessible.||✓||✓||✓||Year|
KTM 390 Adventure Tyre sizes and pressures
The 390 Adventure ships with the following tyre sizes and pressures.
|Wheel||Tyre size||Tyre pressure|
|Front||100/90-19 M/C 57T M+S TL||2 bar/29 psi|
|Rear||130/80-17 M/C 65T M+S TL||2 bar/29 psi|
2.2 bar/32 psi with passenger
The KTM 390 Adventure ships with competent Continental TKC 70 on/off-road tyres. They do a pretty good job off-road, too.
Manual for the KTM 390 Adventure
The above maintenance schedule came directly from the manual for the KTM 390 Adventure.
You can download the manual directly from KTM here.