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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-02-2006, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oil Changing the Gixxer

Anyone have a site to give me an idea as to going about doing this? My bike shop says one week and I dont have that long. I know its easy but I dont wanna mess anything up. I change oil in my cars all the time. Anyway its a 06 Gixxer 750.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-02-2006, 07:04 PM
 
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It's relatively simple. Find the oil pan and locate the drain plug. Drain oil and then remove/replace the filter. I believe those motors have a site glass instead of a dip stick, or both. Keep the bike level and fill it with oil. or call the shop to get the recommended amount of oil w/ filter change.

Some fairings might have to be removed.
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I found the drain plug but man is the filter gonna be tough to get on and off.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-02-2006, 07:34 PM
 
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Tight sqeeze? Use whatever you have. I used channel locks to get mine off. On my buddies F4I, I jabbed a screwdriver through it and twisted it off. Or go to Autozone and get a filter socket (easiest solution).
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I bought a filter socket. The problem is there isnt much room to take out the old and put in the new. Surely the good engineers at suzuki made somewhere big enough to take it out. I'll get at her tomorrow i have a hot date tonite dont wanna get dirty.
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Put up some pics if you can.
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No need to remove the plastic. You can get to it through the whole in the side of the lower fairing. Slip filter socket on filter, use an open end wrench. It is a tight squeeze. You will have to take the socket off after you break the filter loss. Then unscrew it the rest of the way by hand.

Lube the O ring on the new filter and screw it back on. Then slip the socket back on and snug slightly with open end wrench. I think you can handle the rest.

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Oh and when you buy a new oil filter. Get the K&N Gold Performence. Not only will you get better filtration but the handy nut on the backside for ease of taking it off.




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Did it. Was a piece of cake.
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Did it. Was a piece of cake.

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