When I bought this bike I decided that I was going to to all the servicing. I was going to learn it or I was going to become a cager again.
So...my first oil change on the bike (1000km). I got my filter ($15), I had some leftover AMSOIL from my VFR, a drain pan and lots of rags.
Taking the oil plug out went smoothy...the oil took about 5 minutes to stop poring out.
Took the filter off with the special filter wrench ($14)...no prob...more oil leaked out.
Once everything stopped leaking I gave it a quick wipe...took the new filter out and put some new oil around the O-ring and popped it on. (the two turns method once the filter touched the bike)
Then carefully measured 2.7 litres of oil.
All done...no issues...so then I turn on the bike and
BAM - PSSSSS - TURN OFF! TURN OFF! sh!t
The O-ring blew off the filter/bike. Oil sprayed out all over the driveway and up the side of the house. WHY!!!
Because I didn't check on the old filter if the old O-ring came off too!
What a complete nOObian thing to do.
So...hop over to the dealer, new filter and 3 litres of Suzuki's oil (total $35) and I do it all over again (minus the explosion).
Everything is fine
Except for a minor detail. If I run the bike for a couple of minutes the oil is above the Full line...is that okay?