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Need to change the oil on my 800 classic, not sure where to start

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1.You must have the recommended number of liters
of oil replacement in your position.
2. Locate the oil drain plug. This is either at the side
or at the the bottom of your engine.
3. Open the oil filler cap.
4. Unscrew the oil drain plug counter clockwise and
allow the engine oil to drain until it stops dripping.
5. Screw the oil back in place tight. Fill it up with
the oil replacement at the place where the oil
filler cap was placed, up to the point of maximum
oil level.
6. Replace the oil filler cap and close tight..

Posted on Sep 30, 2009


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SOURCE: i have an 800 kawasaki vulcan classic changed the

These circuits are controlled by a basic component being a sender unit. remove each of these and check that they are working properly using a multi-meter. If they show a continuous circuit when cold then they are faulty. If they are fine then check your manual and see if there is a simple diagnostic that is displayed by these lights being on

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SOURCE: how do you change the oil in a vulcan classic 800

there is a plate on side of the bike whit 3 screw on it or mite be on bottom of it

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SOURCE: how do I change the oil my 1997 Kawasaki Vulcan

The drain plug is located at the center of the bottom of the engine case. Check here for filter options:

I would recommend the longer filters for additional filter element surface, but you should be able to find a quality option at any auto parts store. Double check to make sure the old filter gasket does not stick to the engine case. The capacity is 3 U.S. quarts for a change w/filter, and 2.8 quarts without. Refill at the slotted cap on the left side case- if you do not want to scratch up the cover by using a screwdriver on the cap, find a large washer that fits in the slot tightly and use a screwdriver for leverage to open it. When reinstalling, hand tight is good enough.

Posted on Oct 28, 2010

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