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Old 02-05-2008, 08:05 PM   #21
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changing oil on bikes suck. but beats paying the dealer to do it.
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changing oil on bikes suck. but beats paying the dealer to do it.
IDK about that it probably still cost you 30-35 bucks for the oil and filter + you have to dispose of the used oil($2-5).

Motorcycles Unlimited does it for 42 and checks and makes sure everything else is in working order.

Food for thought.
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tell me about it, and you cannot even be certain they put the oil you are paying for.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:16 PM   #24
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tell me about it, and you cannot even be certain they put the oil you are paying for.
????what?who?
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tell me about it, and you cannot even be certain they put the oil you are paying for.
You mean the dealer? I doubt it.

Most of the shops have their service oil delivered in drums.

I typically buy Motul or Repsol, although I'm unsure what the other shops may use.

If you want synthetic, we pull whatever brand you want off the shelf. I'd venture to say most dealers do as well.
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use a breaker bar or cheater bar.

i have a nice 18" metal tube to slide over the end of my ratchet for things like that. i also have a 24" breaker with a 1/2" drive for those times when i really need to show a bolt whose boss.

trying too much without a breaker can cause the bolt to stip and curve the flat sides. i recommend a 6 point socket or use 6point ring end of your wrench.

dont get too overzealous with the breaker bar. they are called breaker bars for a reason...

i didnt take this pic, but ive had days like that, and they make me want to be a carpenter, or an electrician or something...lol.

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tell me about it, and you cannot even be certain they put the oil you are paying for.
to be honest i have seen/heard like this happen, sort of. some places they always sell 4 quarts to a ticket for an oil change, regardless of the bike. whereas the bike might only take 2800ml. (about 3 qt) basicly gyping the customer a quart.

some customer dont know/dont care. sad that an ill informed customer can be overcharged like that and it be right on the reciept and they not know.

all i can say is be as informed as you can. learning to do some of the basics like an oil change, brake pads, etc can save you alot. just watch out...

...thats how i started and look what happened to me.

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well, I could've taken the bike to Motorcycles Unlimited but it is too far from me. and the dealers here are kind of pricey.
I did save around $30 doing the whole work myself, but then again that doesn't take into consideration the two hours of misery trying to remove the oil drain bolt.
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well, I could've taken the bike to Motorcycles Unlimited but it is too far from me. and the dealers here are kind of pricey.
I did save around $30 doing the whole work myself, but then again that doesn't take into consideration the two hours of misery trying to remove the oil drain bolt.
Not to mention the personal satisfaction knowing the drain plug is in good now...
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oh yeah and that too. if I did the whole thing again, it'd probably take me 30 minutes or less.
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