650X Questions

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bert Fox, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Bert Fox

    Bert Fox Casual Adventurer

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    Is there an aftermarket vendor for the Rotax oil filters? Is there an online oil change FAQ somewhere. I have tried adv searches, but they time out.
    Bert
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  2. Sonymalc

    Sonymalc I'm Just Here

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    I heard that k&n is finallly making an oil filter.
    I have also succesfully completed my first oil change on my bike after much unfound help on the internet. :cob

    Instructions, as described by sonymalc, I hold no liability.

    1. Bike at operating temp.
    2. Drain crankcase by pulling out drain plug.
    3. Open oil filler cap/dipstick under seat.
    4. Take a piece of hose and put it on the barb of the bleeder screw/oil tank drain.
    5. Open oil tank drain screw using open end wrench. (oil will drain out slowly through hose.)
    6. Pull off oil filter housing (3 bolts, no spring or anything behind plate,
    7. Replace oil filter housing o-ring and oil filter and reassemble.
    8. Clean drain plug for crankcase, install new crush washer seal and reinsert drain plug.
    9. Close oil tank drain screw.
    10. Fill Oil tank full of oil and bump motor over a couple of times. (I was able to get about 1qt of oil into tank. Before....
    11. :eek1 Very cautiously and nerviously:eek1 , start engine. :ear Listen to horable noise and oil warning light stay on for a couple of seconds and watch light go off and nosie to go away and engine run and sound ok. Shut engine off.
    12. Continue to fill oil tank till all oil is in engine and tank is full on the dipstick. (Oil level check, Bike warm, Bike vertical off kickstand and screw oil dipstick all the way in and pull back out to check fullness.)
    13. I used about 2.6 qts of oil. Bike is still running about 20,000 miles later.:deal

    Good luck, It really isnt that bad once you do it.
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  3. Trailace

    Trailace Long timer

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    Great write up and your right it not bad once you do it.
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  4. Bert Fox

    Bert Fox Casual Adventurer

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    Excellent.:freaky
    I will do an oil and filter this weekend!
    Thanks.
    Bert
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  5. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    Do you know the torque specs on the oil drain plug?
    Part numbers for crush washers?
    Thanks
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  6. Sonymalc

    Sonymalc I'm Just Here

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    The crush washer came with the new bmw filter i bought, as for torque specs I go by feel.
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  7. Muckpee

    Muckpee Noobie Adventurer

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    Did my first oil change on my xcountry today following these instructions, all went smoothly. Oh, and the bike took almost 2L of oil without any engine bumping which was nice as i wasnt looking forward to hearing the horrible noise.:clap
    At 2800km the oil looked like black metallic paint. I put in castrol gtx, hopefully no clutch slippage issues to be had this weekend!
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  8. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I buy the Hi flo filters for my X from a local Yamaha/Kawi dealer for $5 each.
    I'll run out to the shed and get the number for you.
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  9. P3R

    P3R Adventurer

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    Engine oil drain plug - 40 Nm.
    Oil tank drain plug - 25 Nm.
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  10. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Did you check the Index thread?? :lol3

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=296374

    I just added the procedure you listed to the index thread too. :thumb

    Oh and if you bother to look at the owner's manual, it's in there too :lol2.. but who ever looks at that manual. :D
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  11. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    :ear

    :lurk:lurk
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  12. Gas Can

    Gas Can Gas Can

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    What kind of oil are you guys using?
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  13. Sonymalc

    Sonymalc I'm Just Here

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    I am running 20w 50 amsoil
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