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Old 03-28-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Oil change on a Warrior

anyone on the southeast end of town own a warrior and do your own oil changes

mines way over due and i read about the whole - picky oil level issues

you put in 2-3Q then warm it up then put in the rest to an exact amount

if you don't you'll create a nice mess of oil

with my luck i'll screw it up - just curious if anyone else is around in the area - thats a bit more used to it

can throw in some beer for your trouble
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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can you see the oilf filter?

might want to take it to a shop that will show you how it's done.
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yeah i know where the filter and the 2 drain plugs are

i know where to fill it up etc

just the whole sump thing about making sure its warm first
then putting in only so much then warming it up again

otherwise it'll spew it out -
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:49 PM   #4
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Take it to 2 wheel Toys , watch them the first time & maybe next time , you can do it yourself.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:52 PM   #5
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oddly enough 2 wheel toyz doesnt really work on heavy cruisers - just spotbikes mainly

i'll end up doing it myself - its just an oil change just was checking to see if any other warrior owners were on the SE area
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Motorcycles Unlimited works on cruisers, they even have a beginner class coming up soon

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thats actually quite nice of Motorcycles Unlimited to offer that
a bit too far for me though -


whoopies/grand prix cycle works on cruisers they wanted like 80bux for the oil chagne
its not an 80 dollar job imo
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i drive from Richmond, to Motorcycles Unlimited

well worth the drive.

IMO find a mechanic/shop you can trust w/ your bike, cuz they mess it up and you can end up dead.

only 2 shops get my business bike work wise in town.


and cost does play a factor, but should not be the end deciding factor, quality of work should be.
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80 dollars for an oil change? Thats crazy, thats like those fools up at the yamaha dealer ship on 1960 & Perry Rd. Asking like $60 for an oil change. Outrageous (it was my first bike and i was 18 years old)
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changing oil on a sportbike is a joke, this is the first bike thats just not the usual dump it fill it you're done setup
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nekkid bikes are easy peasy. sportbikes w/ all those fairings are a PITA

oil is $4-5/qt for cheap oil. so $20 in oil a filter $5-6. shop charges.....so your at $30

1/2 hr labor at best.....$30-40.....there's your $60

btw, i learned to change my dry sump system on a bike specific forum thread
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get a stahlbus 1/4 turn dry-break oil drain valve kit and save yourself loads of time draining the oil. and never worry about another stripped or undertorqued drain plug again. :fact other than the filter, oil change are tool free from then on. and i have all the details...
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:24 PM   #14
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get a stahlbus 1/4 turn dry-break oil drain valve kit and save yourself loads of time draining the oil. and never worry about another stripped or undertorqued drain plug again. :fact other than the filter, oil change are tool free from then on. and i have all the details...
tell me more about this tool
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does it require the "crush bolt" (Crush washer?) underneath the 1/4 turn bolt? (Crush bolt is what my OEM calls the little washer that goes between the drain bolt and the thread
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lol $60 and $80 to change oil? Wowzers, and I thought my trucks 7 quart synthetic oil was expensive. I typically do my own oil changes and my truck costs me about $45 in materials to do. My bike costs me $20 since I already have new filters on hand for it. Just gota buy oil.
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my oil is $40+ alone (4 qts), $10 filter, me labor.
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my oil is $40+ alone (4 qts), $10 filter, me labor.
I guess the bigger the bikes the more expensive oil changes get. I can see how a shop would charge $60 now.
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naw, my SFV (650cc) is prob. the same, 4 qts. just depends on what oil you use.

mobil 1 bike oil is ~$10-11/qt
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shops charge between 1/2hr to 1 hr labor, but their rates are $70-80 or ?

it ain;t quickie lube. and i wouldn't want quikie lube level mech. working on my bike (even oil changes), except me....... lol
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:30 PM   #20
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yes I have a warrior and change my oil all the time for the last 12yrs and on all my other bikes for the last 49 yrs that I have been riding. pm me if you need help. it easy
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