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Old 01-19-2015, 10:47 PM   #1
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DRZ400S oil change ??

Every post I see says to drain the frame oil as well as the crank case. Last night I pulled the crank plug and drained it into a laboratory measured glass jar. Tonight I checked and there was only a little more oil that what drained out in the first few minutes and it was almost two quarts. To prove my theory I pulled the frame plug...got about a teaspoon out. I'm wondering if it is necessary to pull the frame plug at all, and if so, why?
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:06 AM   #2
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Generally you are supposed to change the oil when it is warm. If the bike has not been ridden for some time, most of the oil will drain back down to the sump. If it has been ridden recently and is warm, a lot of it will be up in the frame.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:12 AM   #3
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You would also notice on bikes that in most cases when you pull a drain plug you get some sort of deposit on the plug or out of the drain, wether they be small iron filings or a deposit of some kind. So at least if there are some deposits in the frame you are getting them out not leaving them there, just my thoughts
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:14 AM   #4
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Post this in the thumper thread.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:35 AM   #5
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Post this in the thumper thread.
DRZ400.
I'll put it there, too. In the past, some "helpful advice" has been to post mechanical questions here.

trailer: Yep, the bike has been sitting because of some other repairs I was doing. I'll try it warm next time with the same measurement test.

Byg: There is a magnet on the crank bolt, but not on the frame bolt and I don't usually see anything on that bolt.
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Old 01-20-2015, 03:17 PM   #6
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I like this question. I have a DRZ and was wondering the same thing.
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Old 01-20-2015, 03:23 PM   #7
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why change the engine oil? isn't that part of the 100,000 mile checkup?
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Old 01-20-2015, 05:32 PM   #8
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why change the engine oil? isn't that part of the 100,000 mile checkup?
He did not say he was changing it, just removing it. Maybe he was gonna run it through a nylon stocking and put it back in.
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He did not say he was changing it, just removing it. Maybe he was gonna run it through a nylon stocking and put it back in.
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