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Changing Oil

When you change the oil in your bike or quad make sure you put the right oil in the bike. There are many tips on doing it, i put it on a stand nice level surfece let it drip for 5 mins or more the tighting the bolt on all the way. When it is on very tight fill it up with the proper amout of oil, you would like it to be half way from the top and the bottom.
So go give it a try

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my c50 boulevard has 12000 miles and used a quart of oil in the last 2400 miles. but have not seen any smoke. changed oil and oil turned black shortly after starting.


You should start bike and warm up before changing oil.Don't know how black new oil is but could just be from some residual oil that didn't drain if the bike is running good.10w40 is recommended.If this is a first and plugs are not fouling might want to start with a compression test.Make sure bike is standing up straight when checking oil have a friend sit on it to hold it straight while you look at the glass and know you put the right quanity in when changing.

Oct 11, 2009 | Suzuki Boulevard C50T Motorcycles

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harley davidson flstc heritage softail 1997


The fork oil is a very specific job needing a manual and a special tool, I don't want to insult anyones mechanical knowledge but if you have never done it before, best to take somewhere else. Engine oil on the other hand is easy, the drain tube to any softail is on the right side by where the frame meets the swing arm, has somekind of plug in it. Start and run bike for a little while, long enough to get it warm but not hot. Remove fill plug and then remove plug in drain line. Using a peice of cardboard or something put in between filter and frame , directing the oil to your drain pan instead of where ever it goes. Put 1 qt oil back in (after everything is reinstalled) start the bike and make sure the oil light goes out, when it does shut bike off and fill to the point that when it is standing upright you get a little oil on the tip of your finger, over filling may result in loss of oil cap from pressure (been there)

Jun 15, 2009 | Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage Classic...

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Oil change


The centerstand makes it a lot easier. I really don't know whay they would say not to put it on the stand to change the oil Put it on the centerstand and change the oil it will be fine.

Nov 20, 2008 | 1989 Suzuki RGV 250 K

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Maintenance Tips for Changing Oil


· It’s best to drain the oil when the bike is properly warmed up, this thins the oil and makes it drain out faster. Remember to park the bike on it’s centre stand on level ground.

Nov 10, 2008 | 2005 Vertemati C570

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Maintenance Tips for Changing Oil


· It’s best to drain the oil when the bike is properly warmed up this thins the oil and makes it drain out faster. Remember to park the bike on it’s centre stand on level ground. ,

Nov 10, 2008 | 2006 AJP PR4 200 Enduro

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