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Old 09-21-2006, 11:52 AM   #1
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where is a good place to get an oil change in my area and how much do they run out here?
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I agree, do it yourself.

Here is an oil filter crossreference list.

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterXRef.html
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dump the old oil in the storm sewer inlet...:sign12:
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Actually, somebody should post up a wrench meet. That way people could learn how to do a few things from the ones that do.
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well the beauty of an oil change, you can learn it from reading.
1. place oil pan down.
2. remove drain plug (drain oil into oil pan)
3. replace oil drain plug. (add new washer like everyone never does)
4. remove filter.
5. replace filter. (o you can do this every other oil change, might as well do it every time)
6. add oil.
7. check oil.

its pretty standard. now if someone can show me how to rebuild cartridge forks, and even replace the fork seals on my dirtbike, i'd attend the wrench meet.
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well the beauty of an oil change, you can learn it from reading.
1. place oil pan down.
2. remove drain plug (drain oil into oil pan)
3. replace oil drain plug. (add new washer like everyone never does)
4. remove filter.
5. replace filter. (o you can do this every other oil change, might as well do it every time)
6. add oil.
7. check oil.

its pretty standard. now if someone can show me how to rebuild cartridge forks, and even replace the fork seals on my dirtbike, i'd attend the wrench meet.
have to post the event and see who can offer what
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well the beauty of an oil change, you can learn it from reading.
1. place oil pan down.
2. remove drain plug (drain oil into oil pan)
3. replace oil drain plug. (add new washer like everyone never does)
4. remove filter.
5. replace filter. (o you can do this every other oil change, might as well do it every time)
6. add oil.
7. check oil.

its pretty standard. now if someone can show me how to rebuild cartridge forks, and even replace the fork seals on my dirtbike, i'd attend the wrench meet.
^ pretty much it for your standard wet-sump screw-on filter bike. plus you can simply just fill up those bikes to the 'full' line on the sight glass with oil. its more tricky if you have a dry-sump cartidge filter bike. :icon_bigg i always use a new crush washer and oring seal when doing an oil change.

take ur used oil / filters to an autoparts store...most of them will take it for free and recycle it.

hotnanas, to be honest, you'll find that there's very few people on this forum who acutally work on their bikes themselves, but there are some very capabale mechanics.
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^ pretty much it for your standard wet-sump screw-on filter bike. plus you can simply just fill up those bikes to the 'full' line on the sight glass with oil. its more tricky if you have a dry-sump cartidge filter bike. :icon_bigg i always use a new crush washer and oring seal when doing an oil change.

take ur used oil / filters to an autoparts store...most of them will take it for free and recycle it.

hotnanas, to be honest, you'll find that there's very few people on this forum who acutally work on their bikes themselves, but there are some very capabale mechanics.
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i always put some of the new oil in the oil filter before placing it
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Put a little oil on the oring of the new filter as well.
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We do an oil change and 21 point inspection for $42.50, parts and labor.
We change the oil and filter, we use Motul 20w50 and Hi Flo filters, lube and adjust the chain, adjust clutch and throttle freeplay, set tire presures, check brakes, lights, turnsignals, horn, antifreeze, charging system output, etc.
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Put a little oil on the oring of the new filter as well.
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