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Oil change 03' R1

Okay I'm a dumbass. I lost my owners manual. I went to buy oil today and I lost the manual to see what kind to use. Any help. I know I'm not supposed to use synthetic. Also how many quarts to buy. You'd think after almost 12,000 miles and a gillion oil changes I'd remember. thanks in advance.

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Why not use sync?

You want a 10w-40 and usually 4 qrts!




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yea....especially at 12,000 miles.....synthetic is the way to go if you havent already!

10w-40 is usually the recommended oil for all sportbikes.

your bike probably takes anywhere from 3.5-4 quarts....*Like GM mentioned!!
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Well not all sportbikes but at least all inline 4 sporbitkes.... the v-twins usually take a 20W-50




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I've got my 03 R1 manual right here in front of me.
Yamalube 4 (10W-30) or SAE 10W-30

Quanity:
w/out oil filter cartridge replacement 2.9L (2.55 lmp qt, 3.07 US qt)
with oil filter cartridge replacement 3.1L (2.73 lmp qt, 3.28 US qt)
Total amount (dry engine) 3.8L (3.34 lmp qt, 4.02 US qt)
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Well not all sportbikes but at least all inline 4 sporbitkes.... the v-twins usually take a 20W-50


yea but....supersports ARE inline-4s!....lol

what do the ducati and RC51 run on? (even tho they are far behind in the hp department...and HEAVY!...lol)


**BTW...i am using Mobil 1 10w-40 and a K&N gold oil filter...so far so good...as of 250 miles.

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I've got my 03 R1 manual right here in front of me.
Yamalube 4 (10W-30) or SAE 10W-30

Quanity:
w/out oil filter cartridge replacement 2.9L (2.55 lmp qt, 3.07 US qt)
with oil filter cartridge replacement 3.1L (2.73 lmp qt, 3.28 US qt)
Total amount (dry engine) 3.8L (3.34 lmp qt, 4.02 US qt)
Straight out of the manual......
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Yeah...go w/ R1upon1's manual exerpt.



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I've got my 03 R1 manual right here in front of me.
Yamalube 4 (10W-30) or SAE 10W-30

Quanity:
w/out oil filter cartridge replacement 2.9L (2.55 lmp qt, 3.07 US qt)
with oil filter cartridge replacement 3.1L (2.73 lmp qt, 3.28 US qt)
Total amount (dry engine) 3.8L (3.34 lmp qt, 4.02 US qt)
When you are changing the oil, pull the top flap off the filter box and tape it to the inside of the lid to your tool box. I have the flaps off of Oil and air filters and spark plug boxes there so I always have a reference.
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When you are changing the oil, pull the top flap off the filter box and tape it to the inside of the lid to your tool box. I have the flaps off of Oil and air filters and spark plug boxes there so I always have a reference.
Thats a pretty damn good idea...everytime I have to change oil I gotta pour through that big azz book at the auto store to find the part number.



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I've got my 03 R1 manual right here in front of me.
Yamalube 4 (10W-30) or SAE 10W-30

Quanity:
w/out oil filter cartridge replacement 2.9L (2.55 lmp qt, 3.07 US qt)
with oil filter cartridge replacement 3.1L (2.73 lmp qt, 3.28 US qt)
Total amount (dry engine) 3.8L (3.34 lmp qt, 4.02 US qt)
Damn, my R6 takes more oil than your R1. Mine is 3.85 QTS w/ filter change.
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But if you are in a high heat area of the country you may want to look into the 10w-40 instead of the 10W-30




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But if you are in a high heat area of the country you may want to look into the 10w-40 instead of the 10W-30
I bought my oil over Easter weekend and still haven't changed it, but I got 10W-40.
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I bought my oil over Easter weekend and still haven't changed it, but I got 10W-40.

So when are you gonna scrape that sludge out and put some clean oil in??
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Gas Man's Oil Change tip #12

Change your motor oil when the motor is hot.




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Gas Man's Oil Change tip #12

Change your motor oil when the motor is hot.
It's also a good idea to catch the oil with your hands while it is hot.
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Yeah well just enough to give yourself a facial with it... why pay those expensive salons!




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Were you joking about changing it while it was hot? Theory please.
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I wasn't joking...

The theory is simple... all the grudge and sledge while hot is more liquid... therefor it will drain out. Further, once you see hot oil come out you'll see that it flows out better and that flow alone should bring with it any metal shavings that may be laying at the bottom of the pan.

I was told to do this by a very very well known mechanic at my work and a few NHRA drag race crew chiefs that work at my buddy's company...




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good post...but warmed and not 200 degrees will work too and let it drain as long as something is coming out...Saturday, I pulled the drain plug on my Dakota and then went over to Birdman's for a few cold beverages and to crash tourist trophy while it bled out...

Maybe that's why it takes so many beers when we change the oil on the bikes...

Opiate04i's bike is due for a change soon...time to restock the fridge...
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