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Old 03-08-2014, 10:19 AM   #1
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Oil change?

Ok so I bought my bike in late October with around 1500 miles on it. I have put about 1500 mile on it since then. How do I know when it's time for an oil change?
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Establish your own interval. IMO with Dino oil, 3k is time to change
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I would Just change it, do it yourself is cheap.
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Is there any ride up on how to change the oil? Thing is I'm not sure if it was ever changed before I purchased the bike.
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Is this the oil level indicator? Seems pretty low to empty if so. 38E1D7A4 3A1C 4400 9AFE 756919C18278 zpsfykieulp
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Bike needs to be straight up when looking through the level indicator for the oil
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u dont need a write up lol just change it really easy to do

1. buy filter and rotella
2. take drain bolt out and let oil drain into container
3.take oil filter off let it drain
4.put oil drain bolt back (make sure the sealing washer is still on it)
5.put new oil filter on
6. fill moto with oil till full
7.run moto for a lil while stop the engine and wait for it to settle
8.check oil level and fill till it reads full again
9. ride dat hoe! lol

make sure the moto is upright when u check the oil level

also dont go crazy with the tightening so many ppl do, just go till the bolt is real snug then give it a 1/4 turn, same for filter.

or u can tighten to ur bikes specific torque spec. u'd need a torque wrench for that though
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Oh ok. My bad, this is with the bike straight up. A875AB6B 5936 44F9 86A3 8E2D097486FB zpszxaqszqe
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Is this the oil level indicator? Seems pretty low to empty if so. 38E1D7A4 3A1C 4400 9AFE 756919C18278 zpsfykieulp

ya thats the oil sight glass if u look u will see the two groves repersenting low and full




also make sure the bike is cold, that looks nasty and low change it
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u dont need a write up lol just change it really easy to do

1. buy filter and rotella
2. take drain bolt out and let oil drain into container
3.take oil filter off let it drain
4.put oil drain bolt back (make sure the sealing washer is still on it)
5.put new oil filter on
6. fill moto with oil till full
7.run moto for a lil while stop the engine and wait for it to settle
8.check oil level and fill till it reads full again
9. ride dat hoe! lol

make sure the moto is upright when u check the oil level

also dont go crazy with the tightening so many ppl do, just go till the bolt is real snug then give it a 1/4 turn, same for filter.

or u can tighten to ur bikes specific torque spec. u'd need a torque wrench for that though
I never changes the oil on a bike before. Really wouldn't know where to start. I'm a noob. Sorry
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Looks pretty dirty. I would change it. As a general rule you should change it when you buy the bike. I changed all the fluids in mine right after I got it.

Changing the oil is cheap and easy to do yourself. No reason not to do it. If you use rotella T its going to cost about 20-25 dollars with the filter.
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Do yourself a favor. Call Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited, set up an appt for an Oil Change. Ask him to explain some basic maintenance topics with u.

Not trying to poke at you but it really seems you need someone to go over that stuff with you. We all started somewhere, glad you arent detered to ask questions.
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I never changes the oil on a bike before. Really wouldn't know where to start. I'm a noob. Sorry
Anyone who can follow simple instructions should have no problem changing it. Here is a link with pictures

http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=199094
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http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=199094

different generation but still 90% thae same
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Anyone who can follow simple instructions should have no problem changing it. Here is a link with pictures

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lol same link
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Well it's the first one that pops up when you type "how to change the oil on a gsxr 750" into google hahaha

Not a bad tutorial, either.
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To the OP this isn't just limited to oil. You can google "how to ____________ gsxr 750" and find out all kinds of stuff! thats how I learned to do all my basic maintenance.

Lot's of people do their own maintenance on their bikes, so there is no shortage of people taking pictures and writing up tutorials.

The gixxer forum is your friend, just like svrider.com is my friend. lots of great info specific to your bike.
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Yes I think I'll contact Motorcycles Unlimited for the first change and ask about tips and advice. By the DIY on the gixxer forum, seems pretty straight up and easy. Let me ask, I live in Katy, is there any reputable placing near SW to have this done?
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really simple, a 6 yr old can do it. but if u want to take to some place hop is good and probably cheapest as well

btw H.O.P = house of paint they have a full service shop as well as do paint. just google for the location i think its pretty far from u
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Yes I think I'll contact Motorcycles Unlimited for the first change and ask about tips and advice. By the DIY on the gixxer forum, seems pretty straight up and easy. Let me ask, I live in Katy, is there any reputable placing near SW to have this done?
Dude, you got this. There is nothing to it.

Here is a list of compatible oil filters for your bike:

AMSOil SMF 109
Bike Master 314-0025
Champion PH7016
Cycle Power 314-1919
Emgo 10-55662
Emgo 10-55660
Fram PH6018
Hi-Flo HF138
J.C.Whitney ZX063166P
K&N 138
NAPA 1359 / WIX 51359
NAPA PS7937
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Per-Form J-509
ProPart 01-0029
Purolator ML16818
STP SMO-18
Suzuki 16510-03G00-X07
VESRAH vsf-3009
WIX 57937

Is there a NAPA near you? if so that's probably your best bet. They make good filters and mine always has the part #1359 in stock(my sv uses that same filter)

While you are there, pick up 3 quarts of rotella T 15w-40.

You will also want a small filter wrench. I prefer this kind:

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They cost a little more but are easy to use and will last forever.

If you don't have a set of metric wrenches, now is a great time to get some. You can use the money you saved by doing this yourself to purchase them.

Otherwise that is all you should need. By now, you could have had the stuff already and started changing it. It will take about an hour on the first go around.

If you get stuck, create a user name on Gixxer.com and ask for help(I seriously doubt it will come to that)
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