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How to change oil on bike

Where's the plug? should bike be level or on kickstand? how much? any filter? type of oil?

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Hi buddy easy task if you know what your doing 1st run the bike for 10mins to warm oil up then on the right side at the front off the engine is the oil plug unscrew this i will give you a pic to demonstrate let the oil drain and kick it over 5 times to get access oil out then clean the plug and replace also retightening then we need to take the oil filter which is just a simple unscrew it and take it off get the new one oil the rubber seal on it and screw on hand tight the oil filter will be located on the engine and will look like the filters below either in silver or black once this is done you unscrew the engine filler plug and fill with oil but i need to know what model it is until i tell you how much and the capacity get back to me how to change oil on bike - 6232bbe.jpg
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Way underneath the bike, sort of near the kickstand, is the drain plug. You really have to get underneath to see it. Unscrew that and let the oil drain into a container, then replace the plug and tighten. Under the triangular silver cover on the right side of the bike is the oil filter. Unscrew the three bolts and take the cover off, and be careful not to lose the spring under the oil filter. Replace the oil filter with a new one and make sure the spring is situated correctly. You may want to replace the rubber o-ring for the cover too.

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Chang oil and care of filter of oil


Hi,

How to change Oil>>
Step 1.
Put the bike and your tools in a convenient place. Raise the bike onto its kickstand in a clear area that can get a little dirty. Gather your new oil, tools, rags and drain pan in one place so you don't have to run to get a tool in the middle of the oil change. 
Step 2.
Find the drain plug and filler cap. Before you begin to work, make sure the engine is not hot, though it should be slightly warm. Remove the filler cap so that the oil settles to the bottom of the can and can be properly drained. 
Step 3.
Place your drain pan underneath the bike's drain plug. You can use a flat piece of metal, or even a piece of cardboard, to channel the oil into the drain pan. 
Step 4.
Use a socket wrench to open the drain plug. Open the plug slowly so any built-up pressure can diffuse. Keep an eye on the oil's flow so you can catch as much of it as possible with the drain pan. 
Step 5.
Change the oil filter. While this is not strictly necessary, it's a good idea to take the time to change the bike's oil filter. Locate the oil filter using the motorcycle's manual and replace it with a new one.
Step 6.
Replace the drain plug and refill the oil. Make sure the drain plug is securely fastened and then pour fresh oil into the tank, using the amount of oil that is specified by the bike's manual.

>>After 5000 kms you need to change the filter. Oil brand is a matter of preference as oil and filter is really a cheap price to pay so that your engine will last and last.

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