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Want to change the oil on my 2006 suzuki drz400s- there is not dipstick on the filler cap and I do not want to over fill it. any advice?

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Provided the bike doesnt leak oil... all you have to do is measure the amount of oil that comes out when you drain it then replace that amount

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I believe this bike uses the copy of the Honda CN250(UK), Helix(USA), Spazio( France and Italy) and Fusion(Japan). As a former owner of a Spazio I can confirm that the oil sump only holds 0.8 Litres or 800 millilitres.
For the engine to be reliable, I would say check the oil level on the centre stand every 218.75 miles or 350 kilometres and change the oil every 1062.5 miles or 1700 kilometres.
Unscrew the dipstick/filler cap wipe it with a piece of clean rag and rest it on top of the filler cap thread allowing for the dipstick to have a reading between the chevron mark on the dipstick. Never rely upon the specifications inside any manual you may have been given and just go off the dipstick for an accurate reading.
You will find a drain cap at the 7 o'clock position below the dipstick/filler cap, this drain cap can be easily mangled and damaged so use the correct socket to remove it. Have a pan available to collect the old oil. You will find a gauze plug behind the drain cap. This needs to be cleaned in solvent free of any foreign particles, dried and re-installed. Be careful not to over-tighten the drain plug on its fitting. If you are unfortunate enough to strip the thread you will have made the bike unrideable. If you are in any way not very good with tools, please get a professional mechanic to do your maintenance because any mishaps can be rectified by those who know best and a poorly maintained motorcycle is a death-trap or accident waiting to happen.
Replace the engine oil, semi-synthetic is best for this type of engine and using fully synthetic is a waste of money, false economy and it will damage your engine on start-up because the molecules do not get anywhere near offering the protection that semi-synthetic offers.
Please use the dipstick to check the oil level and don't rely on the manual. Do not over-fill as this will put extra strain on the crankshaft and pressure will build up and blow your gasket seals at least.
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The bike has to be both level and vertical when you check it - not on the stand.
It would be good if someone can hold the bike up for you when you remove the filler plug (which has the oil level dipstick attached) from the cover on right side of engine, Or you may be able to sit on it , holding it upright with your legs and reach down with right hand to remove the filler cap/dipstick.
Wipe off the stick and re-insert it and screw it all way closed, then immediately remove it again. The oil level shoud be between the two indicator marks on the flat tip at the very end.
If bike is on side-stand you will see nothing on the stick - bike must be upright,
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Often times there is a engine breather tube that has to do with emissions that runs from the engine to the air filter breather box. This tube can in some cases blow oil through it when the engine is run hard. Make sure you're not over filling the engine with oil when you change it because this will cause the oil to "blow off" the excess and the air box is where it often goes.
There is also another possibility, are you using too much oil in your air filter after you clean it? This too is a common cause for oil in the air box, if that's the case I would not worry about it.
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