Time for an Oil & Filter change

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Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by kevxtx » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:53 am

I am not sure if anyone is interested in the subject, it may help someone out.

Changing your oil & filter.

Tools needed.
8mm socket long or short
10mm socket long or short
13mm socket long or short
19 socket
2 x 19mm spanners
Long noise pliers
Outer circlip plies if you have them, otherwise you can use the long noise pliers instead.

New oil filter + recommended grade of oil for your climate & riding conditions.

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I warmed up my motor for 5 min from cold, then drained the oil from the main sump plug. Once the sump plug has been removed I clean off the magnet in the plug it's self using a stronger magnet or you can use a cloth if you don't have a stronger magnet.

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Then drain the main oil tank.

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Then remove the oil tank strainer.

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Unbolt the other oil line holding the oil tank side & turning the pipe off anti clockwise.

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Remove the cover for the oil filter.

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Remove the oil filter.

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Being a mechanic for a long time I have learnt from other riders mistakes & don't like to use after market oil filters.

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Fit the new oil filter, take note of which way it is fitted.

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Clean off the oil tank strainer & clean off the oil tank magnet as well.

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On the right side of the motor below the clutch cover remove the oil strainer & clean it.

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You are now ready to add the oil, measure out 3.8L. Full the oil tank to maximin then run the motor until the oil has gone down, stop the motor fill the rest of 3.8L of oil that will take it to the full mark. Go for a short ride & rechck your oil level, recheck that every bolt you have touched is tight & there are no oil leaks.

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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by Stormin » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:05 pm

Cracker post mate,after that I'm not gonna bother buying a Haynes manual,I'll just ask you!!

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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by beezman » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:50 am

Very helpful post. Thanks!

Btw, did not find the need to remove the oil line.
A small piece of stainless wire, bent at the end is great for extracting the filter.

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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by kevxtx » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:11 am

The oil line is removed so you drain all the oil out of the motor. Unbolt both of them & hold them down down & you will see what I mean.

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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by CADScott » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:43 am

Excellent post, very helpful, haven't had to change my oil yet, but I have bookmarked this for when I do. :D

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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by dougpaw57 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:12 am

It is nice to see it in pictures before I do my first service this weekend. The oil change kit I got when I bought my bike had the filter and both screens included so I don't even have to clean them.

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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by milq » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:27 am

Good point on removal of the lines to get a full drain, I was surprised how much oil was left in them when I changed mine.

Anyone know of an alloy cover for the right side oil screen? That plastic one seems a bit flimsy to me.

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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by Vrednie » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:56 am

I don't know if anyone on here has met Kev in person, but he's a man mountain. Just look at how bent that breaker bar is in the first photo and you'll see what i mean :D
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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by andywalks50 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:36 pm

Thanks Kev, mine is in to the dealer for it's 4,600 mile service next week including an oil change, I might just send them your instructions so I know it's been done right !

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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by Marcelo » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:04 pm

Again a Excellent post Kev.

I have changed mine and just the sequence I have removed the right side oil strainer after the motor drain plug.

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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by falcon4 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:03 am

Is that normal to have that much debris on your screens and filters??

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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by kaivalagi » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:48 pm

Thanks Kev, next minor service I will do myself, cheers
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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by jgiachino » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:41 pm

I change my oil every 15hrs on my KTM 4t offroad bikes, but was lazy and took my 990 to the shop for 5k service at the beginning of the week.....

Picked it up yesterday, rode it home 20 miles and when got there i checked the oil...e.g. turn off wait 1 minute, level bike and check...of course it's overfilled (above top hash mark on sight window)...

Is it really that hard for a shop to do the f'ing oil corretly? Now i guess i'll take some out to correct the level.....doubt 22 commuting miles is gonna hurt anythign with too much oil...but it pisses me off i have to double check their work...might as well do it myself...
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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by Rasher » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:10 pm

Great thread, very informative. Have seen on Ebay several kits that include o-rings and copper seals with 4lts of oil, I guess it's a good idea to have these to hand just incase you come across a damaged seal?

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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by falcon4 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:37 pm

falcon4 wrote:Is that normal to have that much debris on your screens and filters??
Sorry to repeat, but very interested in this above.

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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by jonty » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:09 pm

replace or just clean the screen and line filters?

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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by kevxtx » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:19 pm

falcon4 wrote:
falcon4 wrote:Is that normal to have that much debris on your screens and filters??
Sorry to repeat, but very interested in this above.

Yes it is normal.

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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by lew-hand-93 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:05 pm

Is it worth bringing it to the dealer? Iv'e booked mine in for its 4500 mile this weekend but I serviced all my old bikes, only reason why im doing it is for the warranty sake but its got less than a year left.

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Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by LenFerguson » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:54 am

I would just do it myself. I find that I generally do a better job and care a bit more about my bike than the apprentice at the dealership.
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Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Post by dvs_one » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:32 am

Great post!
Ive only just brought my 990 and the bolt that is shown in the third picture i cannot get out it seems to just spin and spin and spin some more :cry:
Is there anyone who can offer a possible solution please??

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