I got a good laugh at this one. I think I'm going to skip the filler this time, like the manual suggests, then use it next time. Thanks for all the great feedback all.
Yeah reckon I'm a cheapskate, I swap the oil filter every other change and NEVER replace the oil pan drain screw crush washer......never so much as a drip on any bike I've owned, imagine that.
Agreed, as a noob, I know nothing better than what I read. I want to say it was on Strom Trooper that I read the owners manual actually suggests skipping and replacing every 2-3 oil changes (could be wrong, as I don't have the owners manual with my used bike).Not sure where I read about not changing the filter with every oil change (maybe somewhere on the Bobistheoilguy forums) anyway the consensus was that the filter actually works better during the 2nd round of oil.
Something about the way particles are trapped reducing the fines that are allowed through. Plenty of analysis info on the Motorcycle/Powersports section. Pretty enlightening seeing actual used oil analysis info, most of us could go a lot longer between changes!
O'Reilly sels Wix filters, and other auto parts stores carry options too.Get a Fram PH6018 oil filter instead. It's what I use. Fleet Farm is sold out so I hate driving around. May have to Amazon it. Hotter oil gets the sludge out better. And DON'T strip out the drain plug. If no T wrench, snug it down.
Rocky Mountain ATV is my go to for all the stuff online.
And then you're stuck motor hiking that last mile home? No thanks, I want mine to die just as I'm pulling into the driveway.
and if you get a decent magnetic sump plug it will run 150,001 miles if you change the filter on schedule (every third oil change)
My personal favourite is the Dimple range. They're easy to find online, https://drainplugmagnets.com/Could you please post a link where I can buy a magnetic drain plug
And they only collect ferrous metal. Any aluminum brass or bronze filings/swarf are free to flow through the motor until the filter traps them. Well if they make it that far.I had a magnetic drain plug on my last couple of bikes. Never had anything stuck to them. Don't know what they are supposed to accomplish really.
This ^And they only collect ferrous metal. Any aluminum brass or bronze filings/swarf are free to flow through the motor until the filter traps them. Well if they make it that far.