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i`v just done my oil change guys let the bike run for 5 mins switched off and my oil level is half way between the markers. should i fill it up a bit more so its just under the top marker or is this ok??? also do i let the bike stand for 5 mins again before checking sight glass after letting the engine run or switch off and straight away check the level??


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i`v just done my oil change guys let the bike run for 5 mins switched off and my oil level is half way between the markers. should i fill it up a bit more so its just under the top marker or is this ok??? also do i let the bike stand for 5 mins again before checking sight glass after letting the engine run or switch off and straight away check the level??
The oil level should be at the top of those markers.

You are right in letting the bike sit to check the level, if you check it right after running, the oil will still be distributed throughout the engine and you will end up with an inaccurate reading. And it's obvious, but be sure you are checking the bike sitting level.
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The oil level should be at the top of those markers.

You are right in letting the bike sit to check the level, if you check it right after running, the oil will still be distributed throughout the engine and you will end up with an inaccurate reading. And it's obvious, but be sure you are checking the bike sitting level.
cheers for the reply bro. think i`ll top it up a little. is it possible to check the level when the engine is cold, like when its been sitting unused for a few hours.

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cheers for the reply bro. think i`ll top it up a little. is it possible to check the level when the engine is cold, like when its been sitting unused for a few hours.
Yep, you just want all the oil to be in the pan to get an acurate reading.
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i always change the oil in my truck and i wanted to be able to do the same on my bike....so big thanks OP. awesome write up. and making it a sticky.
$35!
why did the dealership tell me DIY oil changes ran $100+ ?
ive only put about 1100 miles on mine but im preparing for when it comes time to change it.

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i always change the oil in my truck and i wanted to be able to do the same on my bike....so big thanks OP. awesome write up. and making it a sticky.
$35!
why did the dealership tell me DIY oil changes ran $100+ ?
ive only put about 1100 miles on mine but im preparing for when it comes time to change it.
Lefty, has the oil been changed around 600 miles???
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Lefty, has the oil been changed around 600 miles???
the bike had around 3700 on it when i picked her up. they changed all fluids front to back before selling it. ive been told not to worry about it until i reach 3k

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the next oil change i do, i will be following this thread. Thanks man
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Thanks for posting. I wish more people would post tutorials.
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Just did my own oil change this weekend & all thanks to this post. I will never go to the Stealership for oil changes.

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do you guys flush the engine when changing oil ?

I changed mine today (after 3500kms) and it was so black it was not funny ... normally I change it every 2000kms but did not have time ... I let it drip out for good 30 mins until it almost stopped but still, I was wondering if there is some liquid one can pour in to flush out all the old dirty oil...

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^ No, it's not necessary.

You'll never get 100% of the old oil out of the engine; just drain out the old oil like you did during the oil change you'll be OK.
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Just did my first oil change on a motorcycle and it's the first one for my new bike (600 miles). Started it up and the oil window went clear!!!

But now that it's sat for fifteen mins it's at the top mark, so I am assuming that's normal when the bikes running??

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The window will empty out while it's running. 10-15 minutes later, check the window, but take the bike off the rear stand as it'll affect how much oil is in the window; you want the bike flat and level, standing up off the kickstand (have a friend/neighbour/family member/etc. hold the bike upright for you)
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The window will empty out while it's running. 10-15 minutes later, check the window, but take the bike off the rear stand as it'll affect how much oil is in the window; you want the bike flat and level, standing up off the kickstand (have a friend/neighbour/family member/etc. hold the bike upright for you)
Guess I need some more oil. Weird as I put the 3qts the manual said to add..

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That looks fine to me, right in the middle of the two lines where you want it.
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just did my first change ever by using this thread alone. this is a great write up, thank you
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If you dont want to take off your fairing and ddon't mind getting some oil on the headers, a claw wrench will work for taking off the filter. I did the oil change on my bike for the first time yesterday and the guy that had it before me tightened the **** out of the filter.
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I am not sure how much wiggle room there is but a trick I learned on oil changes for cars was to use a large ziplock bag.

You throw it over the filter as you unscrew it to catch most of the oil from dripping on headers, frame, etc. I have an 07 Mustang that I take to car shows and this really saves time in clean up.

Any feedback on if this would work or not?
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Is it possible to just take off part of the front fairing to do the oil change or does the whole front fairing have to come off? I noticed that the front fairings can be seperated into two parts if you take off certain bolts
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Is it possible to just take off part of the front fairing to do the oil change or does the whole front fairing have to come off? I noticed that the front fairings can be seperated into two parts if you take off certain bolts
You don't have to take off any fairings. You can access the filter through the gap in the fairings.

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Guess I need some more oil. Weird as I put the 3qts the manual said to add..

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If the oil level is close too the top line but not over it when bike is straight is it ok? Manual says close to top line.

I forgot yesterday when not changing oil filter to put a bit less oil.....
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Yeah, mine is just under the top line when straight. Just don't be over the top line. I prefer being in the top range of enough than the lower range of just barely enough.
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Thanks :) was stressing me out thinking about it and lazy to drop out oil lol......track again next week hehe
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Do I need to change air filter with my oil nd oil filter?

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No idea about air filter, I leave that to the mech when I get the other services done and only do oil every 2 track days. OCD got the better of me just now oil looked to close to the full line so just loosened the drain bolt let a bit out till closer to middle of both lines, then cleaned it and torqued bolt back up :)
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so where exactly is this oil window? I am unfamiliar with it/haven't seen it before. Does anyone have a picture that is not extremely zoomed in on it?

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The oil window is on the break side near the bottom of the bike below where you add the oil to your motorcycle. Just take a look you'll see it. I usually have to bend way down when looking at it while it's on the kickstand.


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First oil change at 1000km

Got the oil filter wrench from my local Honda Shop. 20 min and I was done.
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