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Re:Changing the oil
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2004, 10:33:29 AM »


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Re: Changing the oil
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2005, 12:56:49 PM »
no need to remove any fairing to do a change!

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Re: Changing the oil
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2005, 03:49:32 AM »
I have a question about the oil filter.  I know the torque spec is 20 lbf.ft but I wasn't able to fit either one of my 2 torque wrenches in the itght space.  The headers are the culprit.  I hand tightened and noticed I turned it 1 full rotation after the gasket touched the lip.  Is that enough?  Too much?  I know most cars I've worked on say turn 3/4 to 1 full turn after the oil filter touches the lip.  I didn't notice any oil leaking so I guess it's okay.  I'd like a torque wrench that would fit though.
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Re: Changing the oil
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2005, 08:24:52 AM »
I have a question about the oil filter. I know the torque spec is 20 lbf.ft but I wasn't able to fit either one of my 2 torque wrenches in the itght space. The headers are the culprit. I hand tightened and noticed I turned it 1 full rotation after the gasket touched the lip. Is that enough? Too much? I know most cars I've worked on say turn 3/4 to 1 full turn after the oil filter touches the lip. I didn't notice any oil leaking so I guess it's okay. I'd like a torque wrench that would fit though.

It's basically as tight as you can turn it with your hand
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Re: Changing the oil
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2005, 11:08:28 AM »
Just hand tight is tight enough for the filter...
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Re: Changing the oil
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2005, 05:28:50 AM »
If that works for all of you, hand tight is good enough for me.  Thanks!
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Re: Changing the oil
« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2005, 09:20:54 PM »
Im having trouble with the lower right fairing. I took off the two obvious bolts on the top, and one less obvious bolt at the very bottom, center front (hope that makes sense) of the fairing. After removing those bolts the top is loose but it wont come off easily. I didnt want to force it off and cause damage. Have I removed all the necessary bolts?
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Re: Changing the oil
« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2005, 10:19:26 PM »
Im having trouble with the lower right fairing. I took off the two obvious bolts on the top, and one less obvious bolt at the very bottom, center front (hope that makes sense) of the fairing. After removing those bolts the top is loose but it wont come off easily. I didnt want to force it off and cause damage. Have I removed all the necessary bolts?

The lower has a hook on it (where it connects to the side fairing) and you have to lift it and then slide it off.
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Re: Changing the oil
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2005, 02:51:04 PM »
Well I successfully changed the oil. Getting that dang coolant resevior back in place was a serious pita, but I dont think you can remove the filter without removing it. Also the lower fairing is pretty annoying to get back on...I felt like i was solving a huge version of those puzzle lock games. Anyways its all done now, and I saved myself a bunch of $$$ and time and I learned a lot. Thanks again for a great post!
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Re: Changing the oil
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2005, 10:32:50 PM »
I felt like i was solving a huge version of those puzzle lock games

LOL, it's funny you wrote that, because when I changed my oil last Sunday, my youngest daughter said it was a motorcycle puzzle. Some people can change the oil without taking the fairings off, but I remove them...
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Re: Changing the oil
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2005, 10:32:00 AM »
Some people can change the oil without taking the fairings off, but I remove them...

As much of a pain in the ass taking off the fairings seem like, it's much easier to remove them before changing the oil.
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Re: Changing the oil
« Reply #41 on: October 31, 2005, 02:45:08 PM »
As much of a pain in the ass taking off the fairings seem like, it's much easier to remove them before changing the oil.

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Re: Changing the oil
« Reply #42 on: November 02, 2005, 03:43:19 AM »
The trick is not to try and put it ALL back on at once-put the side plastic first then "plug-in" the lower. First time I changed oil WITHOUT removing the fairings-took a lot of fiddling and frustration. Second time was my mates `05 which NEEDS the fairing removed(the filter wont fit between the headers as on the 04) and it was so much easier. Now I take the fairings off my 04 everytime too 8) :thumb:

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Re: Changing the oil
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2005, 01:07:32 AM »
Thanks for the tip on the "spider" wrench; was looking for one today without much success but went to Auto Zone and it was there. Good info for everyone who reads the thread.
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Re: Changing the oil
« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2006, 04:39:25 PM »
(I scanned over all the threads and didn't find the answer to my question so...)
How often should one change the oil if using synthetic?  3k mi OR 3 months?  Is it always a set mileage OR a given time period, which ever comes first?  Using synthetic oil, how often should I change it?  I've only used my bike about 1800 mi since October 05. Thanks!
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