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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oil change for dummies??????

I`m ashamed to even post this thread but..... I was wondering if anyone had the time to walk me through an oil change???? Dont know the first thing about it. I`m guessing drain it switch filter and add oil??? Is there an oil that is better than the competition or just preferred?? Thanks for the help!!

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 07:57 AM
 
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have you checked the owners manual, it usually would have something in there about changing your oil. nice bike by the way
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 08:44 AM
 
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I use Amsoil motorcycle sythetic performance, works awesome. Just make sure ur bike is dead straight when u drain ur oil, and dont strip the nut, pain in the ass, I had to get a piggyback, works better though IMO.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 11:29 PM
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most important thing to remember, get the proper weight oil, dont use one with friction modifiers, and the brand of oil, dyno/synthetics is entirely up to you. everyone has an opinion on that, myself included.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-18-2006, 04:52 AM
 
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You've pretty much got it. Drain the old. Replace filter. Add new. Make sure you have the right weight and torque the drain plug properly. Dont forget to install a new crush washer on the drain plug if it has one.

Your owners manual or a shop manual should tell you how much oil you need.



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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 07:32 AM
 
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Don't overtighten the filter either. As tight as you can get it with your hand. And remember when you are checking the oil level to keep it on a flat surface with the bike upright.
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Take your time...look around while your under there and see what's there...
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 10:49 PM
 
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IMPORTANT
Don't mix synthetic and non-synthetic oils. It reduces the viscosity (lubricating properties) of both!

Find the oil that was in it last, and use it again. If unsure, drain oil, clean out the old oil filter as much as possible, top up with the desired oil, run for a small time, drain again, replace the oil filter, and refill with the desired oil.


Don't forget to drill a small hole through the head of the drain plug, so you can lockwire it! It'll save you time when you go to the track! (notice I didn't say "If")

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