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post #1 of 16 Old 09-20-2010, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Changing Oil and Oil Filter ....1st timer ...

Hey Guys,

Im off on a 5 week ride around Oz on my new (3000klms old) Wee ...

Before i go I want to drop the oil and replace the oil filter ...

Couple of questions:

- what oil would u all recommend ?
- what filter ?

and how exactly do I go about it ??

Thanks in advance -

Also - would you recommend I do anythign else to prepare ? I have pre-booked it in for a service around 8000klms into this ride ....it will be around 14000klms all up ....FUN!!!!!!!!!!

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See https://www.stromtrooper.com/557295-post3.html for filters that work.

Make sure the old O-ring has not stuck to the engine. Oil the new O-ring before installation. Follow the filter manufacturer's instructions for tightening. The Suzuki filter takes two turns after contact and needs a special tool. Most others need 3/4 turn and can be put on by hand and removed with a wrench. The old crush washer on the drain bolt will probably disappear into the head of the bolt but is usually good for a number of uses. It can be pried off and a new one used. A Honda 12mm aluminum washer is my preferred replacement. 15lb-ft is the drain bolt tightening torque.

The previously posted Big Oil Thread should be used for all oil discussions. Do not start another oil thread here.

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See https://www.stromtrooper.com/557295-post3.html for filters that work.

Make sure the old O-ring has not stuck to the engine. Oil the new O-ring before installation. Follow the filter manufacturer's instructions for tightening. The Suzuki filter takes two turns after contact and needs a special tool. Most others need 3/4 turn and can be put on by hand and removed with a wrench. The old crush washer on the drain bolt will probably disappear into the head of the bolt but is usually good for a number of uses. It can be pried off and a new one used. A Honda 12mm aluminum washer is my preferred replacement. 15lb-ft is the drain bolt tightening torque.

The previously posted Big Oil Thread should be used for all oil discussions. Do not start another oil thread here.
Is this filter tightening business different than a 650?

I have never read a manual before doing an oil change, other than to get capacity, but this seems different than my previous 650, and I've not dumped the oil on the 1k yet.

Will do that relatively soon, and will not go an assumption alone.
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The filter part is the same for both bikes. The drain bolt is different. I gave the specs on that for a 650 since the OP said said the bike was a Wee.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Thanks guys - much appreciated, and yes - she is a Wee ....ill print this out and follow it as gospel

cheers

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so - from the big oil thread seems the 15W-40 is the way to go ...should it be synthetic ?? also, how much do i need ??

and as for filters, as there anythign specific I should be buying ??

cheers guys!!

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You just asked an oil question. Keep it in the Big Oil Thread.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Paul,

You know that the oil level is determined with the bike standing upright, not with it on the sidestand, right? Make the level in the middle of the window with the bike straight up. The oil will correctly be out of sight with the bike on the sidestand or while the motor is running.

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yup - i know that much

Just wanted to sheck ...do I buy a 3/4/5 Ltr bottle of the balck stuff ??
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