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Old 03-28-2012, 12:01 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Excellent.....that correct warm up and the 30 second idle is ESSENTIAL for correct oil level. I finally learned that after 8 years of ownership and several oil puddles:}:}
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:22 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Great Write Up.. LMAO!

Which Bolt,,,, Yep,,,, been There,,,
Over filled,,,,,Yep,,,, Been There,,,
Turkey Baster,,,,Yep,,, Been There,,,,
Forgot to put the filler cap back on,,,,, Yep,,,, Been There Too!

Rounded Off Engine Drain Bolt,,,,,,,,,, Almost was there.

I got this idea from somebody on the 4m on how to mod a drain bolt wrench. Makes it alot easier to loosen.

https://www.rswarrior.com/forums/13-t...rench-mod.html

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Old 04-05-2012, 10:42 PM   #23 (permalink)
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So..... I overfilled...... What's the proper way to check the oil? So I don't overfill it again
and I get the correct amount of errrl in her before my big ride tomorrow night.....
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Welcome to the forum

Watch this video:

https://www.starmotorcycles.com/star...2&mid=61&tid=8

You should have about 4.5 - 5 quarts in when you are done.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:19 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Today I did my first oil change on my Warrior and I followed this tutorial to a "T". I'm happy to report that it could not have gone smoother and it turned out to be a pleasant experience. The manual says 4.1 litres if putting in a new oil filter but it actually took about 4.5 litres probably because I used the bosch filter which is physically a little longer than the yam oem filter. Thanks again for the tutorial, it saved me all kinds of time. Oh and I switched to mobil synthetic v-twin oil and maybe it's my imagination but I noticed less metallic noise coming from the engine now, seems to run smoother.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:07 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I know this is dorky, but a few years ago I changed the oil and forgot to put ONLY 3.5 qts in then start it, rev it a few times, shut it off, then continue filling it up. Instead, I just started pouring and pouring right down the funnel until I had oil coming out the top of the oil tank and running all over the bike and all over the floor.

So, dorky or not I didn't want to do that again and I was always having to look up to see how much oil it takes when i was due for an oil change so this is what I came up with.

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I used an old laundry detergent container and cut it down so it would fit under the bike and wrote directions for my short term memory.

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On the other side I made note of how much oil the tank and engine hold.

Pretty pathetic, huh? Oh well, it works!!!
I am so stealing this idea.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Thanks for the GREAT post, your timing was excellent..! About to do my first oil change since I bought the bike last month.
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Forgive my newbie-ness, but do you have to ride it prior to changing, or can you just let it get to operating temp and change then? Got a REAL low front tire so that's why I'm asking. Just gonna pull the front wheel off and go to local gas station to put air in it.
I know this was a few months ago.

Your going to pull your front wheel off to fill it with air? A $10 hand pump goes a long way. I keep one in each car along with a plug kit. I've never been stranded with a flat tire. I plugged it every time and filled it with the hand pump. Only twice I had to use the spare because the tire was beyond a plug.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:38 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Thanks, great tutorial!

**** that oil comes out quite hot after a 10 min ride!

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Old 07-16-2012, 01:08 AM   #30 (permalink)
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This was so helpful! Avalon and I changed our oil for the first time yesterday (over to synthetic). Her and I kept the pics and directions up on the phone and we were so glad to have had this thread to refer to. We also used a bike lift for the first time and that was the tricky part. We made a huge mess (embarrassing pics below) but are better for the experience and feel accomplished that we did it ourselves
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