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Old 03-20-2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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oil change

Looking to change oil for first time on bike. Whats the best oil to run through my bike? have a 2007 zx6r. Also, is taking the side fairings off needed to get to plug and so forth. This is a first time for me. I figured it was the same as changing oil in a car. am i right or wrong? please help me out here.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:21 AM   #2
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Do a search as everyone has an opinion on the best oil. I run Repsol and used Motul to break in the bike. You should only need to remove one lower fairing , not sure what side the drain bolt is on the zx6.

Top suggestions on brand would be:

Motul
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:28 AM   #3
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I really like to support local companies, that is why I use Texas Live Ranch Olive Oil.

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Old 03-20-2009, 10:30 AM   #4
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Do a search as everyone has an opinion on the best oil. I run Repsol and used Motul to break in the bike. You should only need to remove one lower fairing , not sure what side the drain bolt is on the zx6.

Top suggestions on brand would be:

Motul
Repsol
Mobile 1
Amsoil
my 05 zx6r requires me to remove bottom and side fairings to get to the filter and plug.
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ALRIGHT SOUNDS GOOD...ILL SEE WHAT I CAN DO...I WILL NEED TO PUT ON BIKE STAND RIGHT?>
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:37 AM   #6
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ALRIGHT SOUNDS GOOD...ILL SEE WHAT I CAN DO...I WILL NEED TO PUT ON BIKE STAND RIGHT?>
Nope. But I would leave the kick stand down or lean it against a wall.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:05 PM   #7
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Same as in cars. Warm up, drain, replace filter and fill up. If you are using automobile oil, make sure you are not using "energy conserving".

When removing the filter, cover the pipes with something to avoid the smell of burn oil next time you ride. I've used aluminum foil or just two cardboards funnelling to the oil pan.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:26 PM   #8
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I am not familuar with your bike but most faired bikes typically need one side of the fairing/cowling removed to get to the oil filter.

I find this to be the most difficult part / patiences pays off here especialy the first time

Read the manal , and understand how the fairing fasteners work and where they are all located.

Otherwise just like a car.

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If you use a filter wrench that goes on a ratchet you don't need to take the fairing off. Just lean the bike to the right to get all of the oil out of the filter.
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