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Old 03-18-2010, 03:59 PM   #1
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It's my first time having to change the oil on my SP1 RC51. I don't want to do it myself because I don't know what I'm doing and wouldn't be comfortable. I called a shop and they quoted me close to a $100 for it (without me bringing in my own oil and filter). Is that about right?

What's the best way to do it? Buy the oil and filter yourself and take it in to get it done cheaper? Is there anyone in particular on motohouston that likes to do these things that is sometimes paid for it, but less than at a reputable shop?


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Best way to go about doing this is getting a service manual and a set of tools and doing it yourself.
Thanks man, I know that's ideal... but like I said, I would at least like someone there who's done it before to put me at ease.
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Thanks man, I know that's ideal... but like I said, I would at least like someone there who's done it before to put me at ease.
I'd start a new thread titled "Help me change my oil"
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+1 to what awkward said.

Just read some how-to's and watch some videos. It's just as easy as changing car oil imo. I know there's a good write-up on here, let me find a link.
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I thought a basic oil change was about $45.00
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I would be willing do it for ya if you supply the oil. The only prob is im in conroe and have a full work schedule. Im sure there are other techs on here such as CALIgonTX that would be able to help you out he is a pretty cool guy
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I'm a little old lady, and even I can change the oil! It's THAT easy. You need a drain pan, proper tools for removing the nut, and replacing the filter, and new oil. Do your research on the best oil for your bike, invite somebody to help (with dinner/ beer) and learn how to do it yourself - definitely cheaper and easier.
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I live off I-10 in the Heights area. If anyone is close and doesn't mind that would be great. Once I know what oil and filter to buy, I'll purchase it. I've also got some levers I want to throw on there too.
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I live off I-10 in the Heights area. If anyone is close and doesn't mind that would be great. Once I know what oil and filter to buy, I'll purchase it. I've also got some levers I want to throw on there too.
Crack open that owners manual
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I live off I-10 in the Heights area. If anyone is close and doesn't mind that would be great. Once I know what oil and filter to buy, I'll purchase it. I've also got some levers I want to throw on there too.
Post a new thread asking for somebody to come help teach you how to do the oil change in your area. There are some ppl who live close.

**I'm a little taller than the oil drain plug.
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