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Old 11-26-2012, 07:38 AM   #31651
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i put in 1qt yamalube, start the bike up to fill the oil filter with oil, let it sit for a minute so any oil runs back down to the case then top it off slowly until it's between the 2 lines on the sight glass, sitting on the tires on level ground. over-filling can be almost as bad as under-filling - im kinda picky about that but that's just me!



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I just completed my first oil change. Things look good.

One question though --

the manual states that the engine oil quantity is 1.30L without filter replacement and 1.40L with filter replacement.

I've seen quite a few people state that they put in 1.30L (with a filter replacement) which seems too low.

Which is correct?

Regardless I put in 1.30L and then put in more oil little by little until I was halfway between the sight glass.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:56 PM   #31652
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i put in 1qt yamalube, start the bike up to fill the oil filter with oil, let it sit for a minute so any oil runs back down to the case then top it off slowly until it's between the 2 lines on the sight glass, sitting on the tires on level ground. over-filling can be almost as bad as under-filling - im kinda picky about that but that's just me!
Makes sense. How many of you are doing the step with the oil bleed bolt?
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:11 PM   #31653
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Makes sense. How many of you are doing the step with the oil bleed bolt?
Not me.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:55 PM   #31654
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Makes sense. How many of you are doing the step with the oil bleed bolt?
I am, but the bike was used and I wanted to make sure everything was working after the first change.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:05 PM   #31655
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I usually eyeball the quantity of oil, then go for a quick zip around the block, turn it off for a minute, and hold the bike up at a crooked angle in my sloped driveway, only to discover I've overfilled it way too much... then I pull the drain bolt for a second, spilling oil all over my hands as I frantically try to put the bolt back into place before all the fresh oil runs out into the drain pan with the old oil.... then I've let out too much, so I have to top it up... I usually repeat this process 2 or 3 times, wasting a litre or two of fresh oil, and making a big mess.

It would be a whole lot easier if I just measured.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:24 PM   #31656
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It would be a whole lot easier if I just measured.
But a whole lot less fun...
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:07 PM   #31657
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Where is this spot, Garand?

What an idyllic setting for a motorcycle expedition.

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Bob and I managed to find some good riding for our Rē's this weekend!

Definitely going to have to go back for more exploring!



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Old 11-26-2012, 07:24 PM   #31658
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I usually eyeball the quantity of oil, then go for a quick zip around the block, turn it off for a minute, and hold the bike up at a crooked angle in my sloped driveway, only to discover I've overfilled it way too much... then I pull the drain bolt for a second, spilling oil all over my hands as I frantically try to put the bolt back into place before all the fresh oil runs out into the drain pan with the old oil.... then I've let out too much, so I have to top it up... I usually repeat this process 2 or 3 times, wasting a litre or two of fresh oil, and making a big mess.

It would be a whole lot easier if I just measured.
That pretty much sums up my last few oil changes also. Have found draining all the oil into a fresh catch basin and putting *most* of it back works well also!
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:31 PM   #31659
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Makes sense. How many of you are doing the step with the oil bleed bolt?
My understanding is that bleed bolt is handy immidiately after major engine work (post-rebuild) but is completely unnecessary after simple oil changes.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:32 PM   #31660
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Is it correct that the reach for the brake/clutch levers are non-adjustable? And if so, is there any good reason for not offering that stock?

I'm pretty sure the brake levers on every mtb I've owned have been adjustable... Any recommendations for something duurable & affordable? Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:21 PM   #31661
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My understanding is that bleed bolt is handy immidiately after major engine work (post-rebuild) but is completely unnecessary after simple oil changes.
Now that makes sense to me...
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:23 PM   #31662
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My old Harley specified a bleed with every oil change to let out any air cavitation (thats why they are up high). I did it faithfully.

I was hit and miss about it on my WRz until one time when it took a long time to get any oil to gurgle out of it. Since then I have done it every time. How far can you ride without oil where it is needed?
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:40 AM   #31663
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re: oil change volume

I have one of the old, clear, 1 liter BPA Nalgene bottles with graduations, so I measure my oil. Takes a couple extra minutes, but no waste and I know the volume is correct.



It is well labelled as 4-stroke engine oil, and lives with the chemicals in the garage, so no worry about ingestion.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:58 AM   #31664
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It is well labelled as 4-stroke engine oil, and lives with the chemicals in the garage, so no worry about ingestion.
There actually was a pretty good beer named 'Old Engine Oil', so specifying that it's 4-stroke is probably a good idea.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:22 AM   #31665
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Makes sense. How many of you are doing the step with the oil bleed bolt?
not me
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