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How many Quarts?

I bought a used 01 Gixxer 750 a couple months back and I figured I should do an oil change on it... but i dont have a manual.... how many quarts of oil does this thing take and what oil filter do i need

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best bet is to run up to the zuki dealer and get a factory filter for it. they can tell ya how much oil it takes too.

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I personally use the k&n filters because they are the only ones with the nut on the end of it for easy removal. A rough estimate would be three quarts then top off as needed. I bought my bike new and the dealer said they had it prepped for me and I double checked it before I left and found that the oil was on the bottom of the sight glass, needless to say I had a small, make it a large problem with that and I was all over the service department managers a**. He topped me off and said sorry but I complained and tried to get the guy that worked on my bike fired, it didn't work but I proved my point. Anyways put three quarts in and check the level. Add as necessary. Whatever you do, don't let the dealer change it.
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With a filter change my manual says 4 quarts...but I can tell you if I put 4 full quarts in that thing I'd have some major problems. Usually takes about 3.5.


Do what these guys said....add 3 and top off until you're at the right level. Get the right oil too. Probly 10w40...but make sure at the dealer.



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Alright so I will buy 4 quarts of Mobil 1 10w 40 4 stroke motorcycle synthetic oil and put 3 in and top it off as needed.... thanks guys

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Make sure when you're gauging the oil level that the bike is level both from front to back and side to side. Completely level.... aka not on the kickstand!!!




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Make sure when you're gauging the oil level that the bike is level both from front to back and side to side. Completely level.... aka not on the kickstand!!!
I put blocks under the kickstand so that the bike is just barely being balanced on the kickstand... That way it's almost perfectly level...
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You can just stand next to it and pull it up to the right angle.




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I used to do that, but it never felt safe... Like if you got it past the balance point it would fall over on top of you... That's why I started using the blocks under the kickstand...
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I used to do that, but it never felt safe... Like if you got it past the balance point it would fall over on top of you... That's why I started using the blocks under the kickstand...
Or have someone sit on it.



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Or the best way... use your rear swing arm stand!!!!




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Mine says right on the engine near the inspection window. 3.1 without filter change, 3.3 with filter change.
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Or the best way... use your rear swing arm stand!!!!
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Make sure when you're gauging the oil level that the bike is level both from front to back and side to side. Completely level.... aka not on the kickstand!!!
If you use just a rear stand though, your bike wouldn't be completely level though the rear would be higher than the front?

SO to be truely level, one would have to use both FRONT and REAR stands, correct?

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they make the one i posted in a strap on version
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oil level will be higher when hot.
it's better to keep the oil level at the low end of the sightglass mark when cold.

too much oil will be whipped around into foam.

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You could always use one of these guys:
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2.2 in mine with a filter change
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Or the best way... use your rear swing arm stand!!!!
That'll make the rear end sit a bit higher than the front...atleast on my bike.



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If you use just a rear stand though, your bike wouldn't be completely level though the rear would be higher than the front?
SO to be truely level, one would have to use both FRONT and REAR stands, correct?
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That'll make the rear end sit a bit higher than the front...atleast on my bike.
Already stated...
Come on marko, read the posts!








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