Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Rep Power: 1
Whenever I do an oil change, the filter ALWAYS gets changed too. You don't really need any manual or advice (although it might help). You simply do as quoted above like Tom said.
It's usually better to get the engine warm so the oil flows real well and fast (mind you don't burn fingers etc). Undo sump (replace the sump plug washer too). Drain it,, change filter and tighten new oil filter by rubbing oil over the "o" ring seal and hand tightening only, quite tight but not Hercules stuff - OK. Fill it up until oil comes up to somewhere in the middle of the inspection window. OH,,, At this point I am assuming you have the bike on an axle stands or similar and NOT the side-stand,, to level the bike... Replace the filler cap and start the bike and let it run for a minute. Turn it off. Now top it up so there the level is somewhere near or just below the top marker in the inspection window. Restart and let run for a short while then stop. Check oil level,, which at this point my appear a little low but may take quite a few minutes to come back up to the level. If you overfilled, drain a little out but be careful you don't lose the lot...
One rule here...!!!
Over here we buy oil in 4 litre packs... If for some reason you tip the whole lot into the bike and it either doesn't show or looks low in the window, check your method or make sure you did the sump plug back up and the oil filter. Don't laugh, it happens...!!!