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Old 04-26-2007, 10:29 PM   #1
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Changing the brake fluid

I did it today.

I've always been the one to try to do something on my own, rather than pay through the nose for someone to do it. My brake fluid was tea colored, so I bought some dot4, and just went to work. 30 minutes later, I was done with both fronts, and rear.


Hand's kinda sore though, I had to bleed them manually as I didn't have a vac pump.

I plan on doing an oil/filter change on Saturday - is there anything special I should be aware of?



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no, it should be a piece of cake, maybe an oil filter wrench if its too hard to come off.
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Be sure to buy another washer for your oil pan drain plug. They should be replaced every 1 or 2 oil changes. Otherwise your plug can leak after you've filled the bike with oil. You can get them at an auto parts store if you know the size, or at the stealership.

Also be sure to know the quantity of oil your bike holds and how to check it (on side stand or straight up) so that you don't over fill it.
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Also dont over tighten the drain plug. I can't tell you how many people I have seen with leaking drain plugs because they strip them out.

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kawi_jm brings up a good point. There should be a torque value for the drain plug. The dealership can look that up for you if you don't have the service manual. Actually it may be in the owners manual. Sure you can hand tighten it but using a torque wrench will lessen your chance of stripping out the plug.
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i got this from the r6messagenet.com .. it helped me a lot for my first time.

http://www.angelfire.com/ia/z/R6oilchange.htm
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