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View Poll Results: Do you change your own oil?
Hell yeah, no one touches my bike! 27 79.41%
Wish i did, but still take it in cause im too lazy 2 5.88%
I take it in for an oil change 1 2.94%
Im still looking for taters whore of an ex-wifes' address and going to let her lube it up for free 6 17.65%
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oil change time!!! who does there own oil changes?

Just as the title says, who does their own oil changes and who takes them to the stealer and has their grease monkey do it for them? (side note, what ya paying for a good lube?)



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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 09:39 PM
 
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i do my own. matter of fact i just did it before dinner.
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i need to do it before i hit the road and am thinking about getting my hands dirty and saving the jack, i just was wondering what other ppl did and how much it cost for the oil and filter comparaed to taking it in



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I use Amsoil and with filter it costs about $40 and takes about a half hour.

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I would never pay someone to change my oil. Thats just wasting money. About 30-40 bucks for quality oil and filter. And half hour of time.

Just torque your drain plug proper.




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I would never pay someone to change my oil. Thats just wasting money. Bought 30-40 bucks for quality oil and filter. And half hour of time.

Just torque your drain plug proper.

I do my own.
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Well let's think....




I'm betting that says what my answer might be!

I wish my oil changes were that easy on the chop.




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looks like i need to change my answer then...



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is that the bro N laws bike i spy?



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Well let's think....




I'm betting that says what my answer might be!

I wish my oil changes were that easy on the chop.
Show off.



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is that the bro N laws bike i spy?
Yeah and there will soon be a third bike in there!

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I should clarify.... Chris does it, I assist.
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I change my own. One of the easiest things to do on a bike.
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Why on earth would anyone ever pay someone else to do something as simple as an oil change?! The only vehicle I've ever had any trouble with is a 2000 chevy. Stupid oil filter is impossible to reach. And I don't trust anyone to get the thing tight, as a dealer- only to maintain the warranty- left it loose and leaked all over the place.
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I'm betting that says what my answer might be!

I wish my oil changes were that easy on the chop.
What's so hard about it. Just another drain plug. Not a big deal.

I do most all my own service work. About the only time a dealer sees one of my bikes is for warranty work or is I stop by the brows the showroom.

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I always change my own. It's incredible how a dealer can F%$K up such an easy service. I've been shorted a quart and also the fairings were not properly re-installed. I usually let the dealer do the 600 mi service (to resolve any issues I may have) but I still check it closely before I leave and do the rest of the oil changes myself. To me, it's not a money issue, it's a safety and mechanical issue.

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I've gotta change mine here soon... but all other service goes to the shop.. I don't know enough about the mechanics to do anything other than change the oil and air filter... I really wish there was another person up here I knew that had the knowlege to show me... but everyone I know who rides just PCS'd (changed bases)

I've got my 1200 mile service (I think it's 1200) due anyways so I'll have the dealer take care of it... Hopefully for the last time!
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I always change my own. It's incredible how a dealer can F%$K up such an easy service. I've been shorted a quart and also the fairings were not properly re-installed. I usually let the dealer do the 600 mi service (to resolve any issues I may have) but I still check it closely before I leave and do the rest of the oil changes myself. To me, it's not a money issue, it's a safety and mechanical issue.
Ah... removing the fairings... The first oil change I did on my bike I spent what had to have been a half hour trying to get those damn things off... then I realized I had a skinny funnel with a flexible end and didn't need to take them off... Of course the next I did it I took them off to detail the bike anyway...
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That's what mechanic's are for....duh!
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