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1st Self Oil Change

Attempting 1st self oil change on my '07 600RR. Too many choices and debates on filters and oil so I'm just going to a dealer to buy an OEM or K&N filter. I'll go to an auto parts store for the oil/pan/funnel. Owner's manual says to remove bottom fairing. Any tips/advice?
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Don't need to remove the fairing. Work from center header. Use extension 3/8 to take off the oil filter ( if it's k&n). I changed couple time w/o take off the fairing. For oil, I use mobil 1.


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not sure if cbrs are the same, but some oild filters have a washer in them. Id recomend you to buy one while youre at it and remove the previous one. If not, it might not seal properly, and you will have an oil leak.
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not sure if cbrs are the same, but some oild filters have a washer in them. Id recomend you to buy one while youre at it and remove the previous one. If not, it might not seal properly, and you will have an oil leak.
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Im assuming youre talking about the crush washer on the Oil pan bolt. Sure you can replace that if youd like. But not every time. Or youre talking about the rubber O ring on the oil filter. Do make sure its not stuck to the block before putting the new filter on.


1. Go to dealer and get OEM filter if you want.
2. Get a gallon of Rotella T6 (blue bottle)
3. Either a mobil1 filter (m108 or K&N (204) if you didnt get OEM
4. Drain pan and aluminum foil to cover header. Poke a hole in it so whatever oil that comes out of the filter goes into the drain pan.

Im hoping you have stands. It will make it a lot easier. For your first oil change Id go ahead and remove the belly fairings. You'll get the experience of taking them off and also Im sure you dont want oil on your plastic. You can also put a little torpedo level on your rear rotor and make sure the bike is level for checking the new oil level through the sight glass. Get a little funnel to pour the new oil in the filler hole.

And have fun doing an oil change on your sportbike yourself for less than 40 dollars.

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Problem: Leak at the seal point of the filter. I'm hoping it's the old ring that's causing it. However, I was trying to loosen the K&N filter with a wrench and the f'in nut came off. Now it's stuck and I can't loosen it. This is turning into a nightmare and now I wish I would've just paid $65 to have someone else do it.
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Problem: Leak at the seal point of the filter. I'm hoping it's the old ring that's causing it. However, I was trying to loosen the K&N filter with a wrench and the f'in nut came off. Now it's stuck and I can't loosen it. This is turning into a nightmare and now I wish I would've just paid $65 to have someone else do it.
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How many threads can this guy make on one subject. Wtf? Third one on this.
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Problem: Leak at the seal point of the filter. I'm hoping it's the old ring that's causing it. However, I was trying to loosen the K&N filter with a wrench and the f'in nut came off. Now it's stuck and I can't loosen it. This is turning into a nightmare and now I wish I would've just paid $65 to have someone else do it.

The nut came off? How tight did you put the filter on?! It should only be tightened until you feel a decent amount of resistance and then another 1/4 to a 1/2 of turn. You can get your hand up between the header to get the filter off but its tricky. I lie on my back and put my hand up through the bottom. Check your old filter and see if the O ring is on there still.

Its your first rodeo with an oil change and you got bucked off. But its just an oil change. You dont have the motor out of the bike or anything. Retrace your steps and see what the issue is.

Dont listen to these bozos on here. This site is fairly annoying sometimes. There are a lot of knowledgeable people on here that will gladly help you out. The rest couldnt turn a wrench out of a wet paper bag and still talk smack.






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How many threads can this guy make on one subject. Wtf? Third one on this.
Some people just arent mechanically inclined and want to be rest assured that theyre doing things properly on something they bought with their hard earned money. Let him made 10 threads who cares. He's trying to save money. Arent we all?

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Some people just arent mechanically inclined and want to be rest assured that theyre doing things properly on something they bought with their hard earned money. Let him made 10 threads who cares. He's trying to save money. Arent we all?
I think the point he was trying to make was that for one oil change he has posted 4 different threads, not helped by him being the 'Posting to post' thread originator.

So far there is this current thread: https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=266546

Also see here: https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=266548

Here: https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=266566

and finally here: https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=266564


I am all up for asking advice and saving money, however some people are just pushing there luck for sensible answers without the abuse

If you look at one of the other threads there is plenty of good advice on there.

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(righty tighty - lefty loosey) Yeah. I know exactly what you did.

When you actually do get that filter jack hammered off you don't need to put the new one on all that tight. Oil the gasket and thread it on by hand. When you feel the gasket contact the engine give it another 1/2 turn or so and call it good. It will not fall off. Next time you take the filter off it's no more difficult than opening a jar of pickles. I just reach in the front vent to get to the filter, I don't take the fairings off. The bike has it's original crush washer too. I've never replaced it and as long as it doesn't leak - I won't.

I hand tighten all of my filters and other than my Jetta that has an over-engineered Teutonic catastrophe of a filter....grrr.. I can get them all off, and back on, by hand.

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If your oil filter is on so tight u can't get it of by hand, it's on way too tight


I tried doing it up to the service manual's recommended 19NM (IIRC) with a torque wrench this time and I woosed out. Seemed way too tight. Hand tight + 1/2 turn is more than enough.

Remember, you have to get the darn thing off again at some point!
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I think the point he was trying to make was that for one oil change he has posted 4 different threads, not helped by him being the 'Posting to post' thread originator.

So far there is this current thread: https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=266546

Also see here: https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=266548

Here: https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=266566

and finally here: https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=266564


I am all up for asking advice and saving money, however some people are just pushing there luck for sensible answers without the abuse

If you look at one of the other threads there is plenty of good advice on there.

Carry on...
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all you need is a laptop to get this done. I'm not super techy but I was able to do an oil change without taking off the fairings. I know there's a thread on how to do oil change without taking off the fairings.

If not, just youtube it!

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