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Old 03-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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It Pays Read the CORRECT Owner's Manual

SO I started doing maintenece on my ZX10R Saturday. Changed my gas cap, washed the bike, cleaned and lubed the chain, and did an oil filter change.

Even consulted my owners manual to ensure proper oil amount.

All was well in the world....until....I went into my kitchen and saw my ZX14 Owner's manual on the counter. I even thought...how in the did my ZX14 manual get here??
Then it hit me...I consulted the wrong oil change spec!!!! Overfilled my ZX10 by 3/4 quart of oil!!! banghead:

No harm done....now Im weighing the option of dumping all the oil and refill (easiest yet most costly) or around trying to drain 3/4 quart of oil (bigger pain in the but cheap).

SO go ahead peanut gallery....bash away....enjoy my misery!!
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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Nice. Sounds like something I'd do.
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drain the oil back into the bottle, if you drain too much simply pour back in.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:36 PM   #4
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Wouldn't a fork syringe work? You could stick the hose there and suck it up. I have one if you need it (no charge for time or gas). Or another option is to use a siphon. Probably any autoparts or walmart has one.
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Wouldn't a fork syringe work? You could stick the hose there and suck it up. I have one if you need it (no charge for time or gas). Or another option is to use a siphon. Probably any autoparts or walmart has one.
Free huh?

I got a medical syringe u could borrow. 60ml
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Free huh?

I got a medical syringe u could borrow. 60ml
Hmmm...I likes your thought process.
Might be calling!
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Blanco either the medical syringe or the fork syringe woudl do the trick. Lets us now how we can help.
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Drain the overfill oil. If you drain more than the extra oil, then top it off..
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Drain the overfill oil. If you drain more than the extra oil, then top it off..
Not sure on his bike but wouldn't you have to unscrew the drain plug do do that? If so wouldn't it be fairly difficult and dirty (not dirty but oily) trying to get the drain plug back in? At that point you would just be inclined to drain all the oil.
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Not sure on his bike but wouldn't you have to unscrew the drain plug do do that? If so wouldn't it be fairly difficult and dirty (not dirty but oily) trying to get the drain plug back in? At that point you would just be inclined to drain all the oil.
its not that bad, just gotta be quick and precise.
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If you decide to just drain the excess and try to catch the plug back in, record it and set it to Benny Hill music for us lol.
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Don't be silly Jeff.

Step 1. Put on thick rubber glove
Step 2. Remove pan bolt and let oil drain into catch pan
Step 3. Re-thread plug when desired amount has been drained.

I've done it with no issues. Syringe? Aintnobodygottimefordat.
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its not that bad, just gotta be quick and precise.
This guy gets it! ^^^^
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Did the GREEN leprechaun switch it out??

I have a syringe and tube that I use to draw out extra oil..
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Don't be silly Jeff.

Step 1. Put on thick rubber glove
Step 2. Remove pan bolt and let oil drain into catch pan
Step 3. Re-thread plug when desired amount has been drained.

I've done it with no issues. Syringe? Aintnobodygottimefordat.
Syringe would be easier, heck I will even throw in my spoon and lighter.
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Syringe would be easier, heck I will even throw in my spoon and lighter.
Ha.

Well I guess if he isn't in a hurry to ride and doesn't mind having to go out and pick up a tool, then go for the syringe.
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just undo the fill cap and lean the bike over lol
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1. start bike
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but if you do record it.
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1. start bike
2. rev till you hit the limiter
3. hold it there till the oil level falls.
I like this approach and if things break, bring it to you for warranty work
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