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    Default FZ6R Oil Change - How To

    Thought I would do a quick oil change how to... (I did this as part of my 600 mile service)

    What you need:

    Oil Drain Pan
    (3) Quarts of Oil (I used Yamalube 10w40)
    (1) Oil Filter (I used K&N for easy removal)
    17mm Ratchet/Socket (or wrench)
    Allen Key Set (I think all I used was the 5mm to remove the fairing)

    Optional:
    Torque Wrench
    Clean Up Rags
    Magnetic pen to find drain bolt when you drop it in the oil lol
    Oil filter wrench (I dont have one, I used the hammer and screwdriver technique)

    Step 1 - Warm Engine, I went for a 5 mile ride, then let it sit for 5 minutes

    Step 2 - Take your 17mm ratchet/socket and remove the oil drain bolt, mine was a PITA and I could get it to budge so I used a hammer on it. (I plan on replacing the drain bolt ever other oil change just because its a key point and its so cheap)



    Step 3 - Let the oil drain, once the bolt came out I went away for 5 minutes while it drained



    Step 4 - Clean and reinstall oil drain plug, tighten to 31 fl/lbs if you have a torque wrench.



    Step 5 - Remove these two bolts in the lower fairing, the manual says to remove the entire piece, but it was not necessary.



    Step 6 - Remove the oil filter. This would be easy if you have a oil filter wrench, but I dont have one, nor did I want to buy one. (I use the K&N filters which have a 17mm nut on the end for easy removal) So I used the screwdriver method, I took a small screwdriver and jammed it though the filter, and turned the filter counter clockwise. Please note, this method is very messy and if you plan on using any filter but the K&N I recommend getting a some sort of filter wrench.

    I didnt take any pics of that because I was angry, it took almost a half hour of the screwdriver method to remove the filter haha!!

    Step 7 - Install new oil filter, don't forget fresh oil on the gasket. If you want to use a torque wrench set it to 12 ft/lbs

    Step 8 - Pour in about 2.8 quarts of oil, check the dip stick (the bike has to be level! not, on the side stand)

    Step 9 - Start it up and check for leaks, if nothing, double check the dip stick again, if that checks out, enjoy!
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    Well done! I have to get the wife to study this so she can do this on her new one!

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    The hammer & screwdriver technique shall prevail!!

    http://www.fz6-forum.com/forum/how-t...rewdriver.html

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    Thanks for posting - I just did my 600 mile change a few days ago. I recommend spending a few minutes on removing the fairing (a few bolts and unplugging the turn signal connector) - it will give you more room for the tools

    Used the K&N filter and 3 quarts of the Mobil1 10w-40 4t Syn. Bike actually shifts a tad smoother now.

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    Default Re: FZ6R Oil Change - How To

    Quote Originally Posted by PVD_FZ6R View Post
    Thanks for posting - I just did my 600 mile change a few days ago. I recommend spending a few minutes on removing the fairing (a few bolts and unplugging the turn signal connector) - it will give you more room for the tools

    Used the K&N filter and 3 quarts of the Mobil1 10w-40 4t Syn. Bike actually shifts a tad smoother now.
    I plan on going with AMSOIL for my next change, I just didnt have the time to track it down, I needed oil ASAP lol

    EDIT: I didnt even notice we have a How To section maybe the mods can move this lol...
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    Default Re: FZ6R Oil Change - How To

    That's a realy nice write-up. Great job!


    BTW
    Could a mod please move this to the How-to section?


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    Default Re: FZ6R Oil Change - How To

    The pics are great, but the torque settings are really helpful. Glad one of us bought the service manual.

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    Default Re: FZ6R Oil Change - How To

    Great write up...

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    Great write up, if only I had a place to do this (apartment and no working on vehicles rule) so it'll be back to stealer when time for next change.
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    Default Re: FZ6R Oil Change - How To

    Quote Originally Posted by cbzdel View Post
    Step 7 - Install new oil filter, don't forget fresh oil on the gasket. If you want to use a torque wrench set it to 12 ft/lbs

    Step 8 - Start it up and check for leaks, if nothing enjoy!
    Uhh, am I missing something here? When did you put oil in? It's probably worth including a step for adding oil and checking the dip stick. I'd hate for someone to fire up their bike with no oil (EEK!)

    Thanks for the write up!

    -mb

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