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Just returned from a trip to spain and was checking the bike over .... noticed a slight oil weep on the tank .....further checks revealed the oil level sight tube had split!

Not sure what caused this ...maybe the hot weather as it was baking hot most of the time...but it could have been nasty if it got any bigger whilst riding, ... have a look at yours and if you plan a trip to somewhere HOT take some spare tubing ;)

here's some pics...



The oil pipe
 

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It's a common fault, mine split on my 1 year old 990sm, started sucking air in and the oil was bubbling in the site tube. At first i thought i had a serious problem then I noticed a hairline crack in the tube...days before a trip to Scotland i might add!!

The new one is modified, for starters it's not opaque and it is less brittle more pliable..less likely to crack i guess.....
 

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Mine went on my 990sm in the first year. As Luddfooter said. They're modified on all new KTMs now.
 
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