How to change motorbike oil
Need to do a motorcycle oil change? You can do it by yourself easily in just 30 minutes! First of all, remember that your oil should be changed every 5000 km.
You will need a seal-tight container for collecting the used oil, a pair of gloves, paper towels, a drain plug gasket, a funnel, an oil filter fitting your motorcycle, a drain wrench and a filter wrench. Make sure your vehicle is on a flat surface and the engine is slightly warm having been turned off for about one minute.
Put the drain container under the crankcase. Remove the oil fill plug from the crankcase. Then carefully unscrew the drain plug using the wrench. You have to watch for splattering oil, and wait until the oil has completely drained.
Unscrew your old filter. You are now ready to clean the oil fill plug and drain plug and replace the oil filter gasket. Pour a small amount of oil into your new filter using the funnel and deposit a thin layer of oil on the new gasket. Then, clean the oil fill plug and drain plug. Replace the drain plug gasket as well.
After that, reinstall your filter manually and make sure the drain plug is tightened to the torque specified by the manufacturer.
How do you fill the crankcase with the new oil? Before you go further, confirm that you have chosen an oil recommended by the manufacturer. To do that, look at your motorbike’s service manual.
Now, carefully pour the oil into the crankcase using a funnel. Wait for 2 minutes and then insert the fill plug.
Start up your motorbike and run the engine for a few minutes. Check your oil level again and repeat the process several times if necessary until your oil reaches the maximum level without ever going over.
Watch this video to help you change your motorbike oil.
You are now set for a safe ride!
Please note that all these are mainly recommendations. You should follow the steps carefully and remember that you are responsible for these actions. So, be sure that you have both necessary equipment and skills. If not, we suggest that you should address to a qualified mechanic so as to implement these operations. We also recommend that you recycle your used oil by taking it to an oil change center or a waste recycling facility. Any type of oil can be reused: car oil, motorbike oil, truck oil, tractor oil, boat oil and others. In recycling, do not mix different products such as brake fluid, coolant and engine oil. Each fluid has to be recycled separately. Even small quantities of coolant or brake fluid in used engine oil could disrupt or halt the recycling process.