Oil Change Experience
Wanted to change the DL650 oil so I went to the dealership and purchased oil, a filter, and a crush washer for the main drain plug. I did not replace the crush washer or filter since I figured I would when I got back from my road trip. When I returned I went back to the dealer for more oil, an extra oil filter, and another drain plug washer. The washer they provided me both times was a copper clad washer that did not look right, but what did I know. They insisted it was ok. So now I go to change the oil again (only this time it was not torqued by a shop gorilla) so it was not so hard to loosen, but when I tried to install the washer it was the wrong size (thankfully) so I used the old one for the third time. This time I knew for sure they were giving me the wrong part and this time they looked harder at their parts book and determined that the copper clad washer they gave me twice was for another plug. So they exchanged the two for the proper ones. Just a little heads up for those like me who do not yet have the experience needed to do a little maintenance. Now to the overfilling problem I discovered after a week of riding.
It seemed I measured the amount of oil I added (new filter was taken into account), but later I realized that I had overfilled the oil since the sight glass was full meaning I could not tell how much oil was in there. I bought something to remove some of the oil and ended up with a cheap siphon set up that did not work, however, instead of buying something else I determined I could just apply my own suction to the quarter inch plastic tube and so I cut an 18 inch length and spent a few minutes removing oil until I could see it at the level mark again. Old info I imagine, but it may be of use to someone besides myself.