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Keep oil off of bike while changing oil filter

On most sport bikes, well any bike, the oil filter is always right over parts of the bike that you don't want or need oil all over. I found that the box your oil filter comes in act as great to keep this from happening, open the box up so it's flat tear off the side flaps fold it in half long ways the put it under the oil filter so the oil runs down it and into your pan. always check that your o ring comes out with the old filter and double gasket will leck. oil the oil gasket to help keep it from sticking when you remove it the next change.
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i have new pulsar 150 which run 2500 km's . I

Oil change intervals for motorcycles depend a great deal on your riding conditions and riding style. For lower-revving street bikes, I often change my oil about every 2000 miles (~3200 km). However, someone with a sport bike who regularly revs their engine closer to the redline, I would suggest a more frequent change interval. Off-road / dirt bikes should have their oil changed sooner because of the dusty conditions. The oil is still full of lubricants, but it is contaminated with dust and dirt that clogs the filter and eventually goes right into the engine, increasing wear. I can't offer much guidance for dirt bike oil change intervals.

Dec 06, 2011 | 2011 Bajaj Pulsar 150

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does the klx 110 have a washable oil filter

No, the KLX110/DRZ110 filters are non washable. I would advise going with the K&N Oil Filter


A good filter will keep the bike running much longer.xaronax.jpg

Feb 28, 2011 | kawasaki Full Suspension Mountain Bike Men

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how much oil I have to put inside the engine??

Most 900-1000cc sport bikes require 3.8 qts depending if you are also changing the oil filter or not (which I would recommend also if you do buy the filter pay the extra few $ for the Honda oil filter wrench that comes with the filter, it makes the allot easier and also works on all Honda models as well as most other model bikes with that style oil filter...but remember only a quarter turn past hand tight or so should do the trick, you don’t need to go crazy)...If you are not changing the filter it will take a little less...most likely around 3 qts depending oh how much is trapped in the oil filter sill

Buy 4 quarts. Put 3 in and run the bike for about a min or two at idle to let the oil circulate as well as heat up and expand. Then shut the bike off and let it sit for another 5 min, then if needed have a friend hold the bike upright or do it yourself if your confident (but don’t him or sit with weight on the seat or bike or it will affect ride height and in turn oil level)

Then add oil as needed, to fill it to just under the top of the 2 oil marks (leaving a little room for the still cool oil to expand)

Then make sure everything is clean and your oil drain bolt is tight and take it for a small 5 min test ride...then check the oil again.... and you should be just where you want it

Aug 19, 2009 | 1993 Honda CBR 900 RR Fireblade

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1996 Sporty Sport Oil Leak

Without seeing the bike its really hard to tell but It could be leaking from a sensor (crank position?) and that would just require a new gasket or O-ring. If its your case halves leaking then you are talking a major tear down which could cost $800 to $1200 dollars not including whatever parts they find need replacing.

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Service details for a suzuki gsx1400 oilcooled engine

I think you mean a VS1400 or a VS1400GLP. I don't think there is a GSX1400. Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part, the part is not in stock. www.babbittsonline.com/pages/parts/viewbybrandand/parts.aspx

First, check and , if needed, change the spark plug(s), and oil. Always use the stock spark plug for your particular bike. Use 10w40 motor oil in the gear box. Don't use any synthetic oils, oil marked "EC", or oil with "special" additives. Change the oil filter if your bike has one. Changing the oil acts as the "filter" in bikes that don’t have an actual filter. Lubricate the chain. Lubricate the control cables with liquid graphite, ( Lock Eze ). Make sure the tires have adequate pressure. Check the spokes and snug up any that are lose. Aim the headlight and check all functions of the bike, kill switches, brakes, etc.

How about a top rating on this solution? Thanks!

May 26, 2009 | 2008 Suzuki GSX 1400

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