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Oil & filter change myself

I would like to do the oil nd filter change myself. Can you help me how to do il? and What is the type of oil and filter recommanded for a 1985, GS 850, Suzuki.

Tanks. the nuts on the oil filter cover just keep on spining and does not come out

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  • rheintzelman May 13, 2009

    Ok tried wiggling, and tried pulling. I am a female so maybe I just don't have the strength to pull the bolts out.

    I have the 4 qts of oil, and filter. Just do not seem to be able to pull it off. I thought that it was a spring loaded cover?

  • rheintzelman May 13, 2009

    The oil filter cover has 5 (forever) bolts. It is located on the front of the bike dead center. I do believe that there was an add on placed on the upper half of the filter cover that goes to the oil light on the faring. The cover is like it is stuck like glue.although the bolts are able to be turned by fingers, I can not pull them out.

    The second problem I am having is I can not tighten them either. All they are doing is turning. (this is the forever thing mentioned above.)

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Ok pal here we go...grab that oil cover and wiggle, pound and pull..it's just stuck..that bolt has an o ring on the other side thats why it doesn't pull out easily....go to a good motorcycle parts store and get a filter and 4 qts of Castrol Syntec Actevo 10-40wt Pour oil into dipstick hole, bike on centerstand on LEVEL ground..pour 2 qts in and chk dipstick then top off slowly...checking stick every 1/4 qt button her up and have a great ride for me....Drain bolt is on bottom of crankcase and is 17 mm in case you didn't know...Good Luck to you friend......Tim

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  • tim winter May 13, 2009

    Should be just one large bolt in the center right? Is the cover free from crankcase or stuck like glue ? you said "pull the bolts out" are there more than 1 bolt ? Where is the cover you speak of located exactly ?

  • tim winter May 13, 2009

    try tapping on the cover w/ a plastc/rubber hammer, if you don't have one use handle of large screwdriver, can you upload any pics of this ?

  • tim winter May 13, 2009

    Those should be little acorn nuts(5) srewed onto threaded shafts but after knocking on the cover it should come loose(have drip pan ready it's gonna get messy, hope owners before you didn't strip those bolts overtightening them...Tim

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