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post #1 of 13 Old 05-21-2006, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Oil cap?

I'm trying to change my oil on an '02 919 for the first time and I have no owners manual. What is the capacity? Thanks

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With filter change it is 3.8qt or 3.6liters. Not necessary to measure. Just fill it till it is in the middle of the window, run it for a few minutes, and check/fill again if necessary. That way you make sure you have just what you need.

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many thanks

Beautiful! Short sweet and to the point. Just what I needed.
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No prob. Welcome the the group.

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That 3.8 quarts is with a oil filter replacement.
One thing to keep in mind especially if you have never done this before. Your bike must be on level ground and perfectly upright to get a accurate sight window reading. Tip the bike towards the side stand and the oil level will disappear. You can dump in the whole 4 quarts or if you're anal, decant 190cc (6.4oz.) from a 4 quart container before filling.

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And try not to break off the eng stand fitting by the oil plug....

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One more tip, I put a small funnel under the filter between the headers from cylinders 3 and 4 to keep the oil from spilling on the headers when you remove the filter. If you have a large enough oil pan you can have the oil from the oil pan and the filter hole drain into it at the same time. No biggy if you get it messy, but expect some smelly smokey pipes for a short while afterwards.

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One more tip, I put a small funnel under the filter between the headers from cylinders 3 and 4 to keep the oil from spilling on the headers when you remove the filter. If you have a large enough oil pan you can have the oil from the oil pan and the filter hole drain into it at the same time. No biggy if you get it messy, but expect some smelly smokey pipes for a short while afterwards.
Just use tvetree's fix and put aluminum foil over the pipes in an arrangement where it drains to your pan. No smoke, no mess, nothing melted. Sweet.

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I miss the days when the oil cap listed the capacity of the motor. Aahhh, vintage bikes, those were the days. Waitaminit, I just remembered that I like riding more than wrenching. Nevermind.

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Dude, why are you changing your oil? That's soooo 1992.

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And try not to break off the eng stand fitting by the oil plug....
I wish I had read this before...Because I broke it off. Should I lose any sleep?

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Nah, JB weld it back on.

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or duct tape.

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