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Old 10-25-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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im doin my first oil change on my 09 r6 wat oil do you suggest yamalube or other oils? andhow hard is it to do ur own oil change?
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:27 PM   #2
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where are you located?
if you're on the north side i'll come help you. i have an 09 as well.
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Good oil costs you ~10$/quart, you need to buy 3 quarts (your bike will take more than 2, less than 3) and a filter is another 10-12$. So in all it costs you about 40-50$ depending on what quality oil you buy.

Or ... Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited does the oil change for you for 49.95$ and a professional mechanic looks over your bike and helps identify flaws that come up periodically before they put you out of commission or on the street.
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Good oil costs you ~10$/quart, you need to buy 3 quarts (your bike will take more than 2, less than 3) and a filter is another 10-12$. So in all it costs you about 40-50$ depending on what quality oil you buy.
I buy cheap oil...4 quarts for about $18
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It is still good oil. It works in my bikes.
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Thats like saying rosie o'donnell is a good lay because she has a ...
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Do the Motorcycles Unlimited oil change. Plus they clean lube and tighten your chain
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Thats like saying rosie o'donnell is a good lay because she has a ...
I must say you make a compelling argument to buy expensive oil. I'll stick to Shell Rotella.

To the OP, just change your oil and filter when you're supposed to. And attend one of Motorcycles Unlimited's maintenance classes for your basic stuff. It's up to you what oil you use but I don't think you need to buy the most expensive stuff
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i suggest motul, the best oil out there all around. yes u can use cheaper oil but in the long run when u have to buy a motor or clutch or other engine components fail u will wish u used the better stuff....
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and be sure that you purchase oil for wet clutch systems, or you will mess your stuff up.
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The best or should I say worst analogy Ive ever read

+1 on attending Patricks workshop...also there are tons of ppl on MH who can show you the ropes...if you do it yourself remember not to over torque the drain pan bolt!!! Its aluminum...I think that is the most common noob mistake when changing the oil....and a very expensive one too
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