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  1. Oil Overfill?

    Mechanics Corner
    Oil seemed low so I put some in and changed filters. I took it for a short ride and I see some oozing out the top where a steel cable connects (throttle?). Did I over fill it or is this not sealing properly? Not a mechanic by any means, so please be kind. Should I just drain/siphon some oil?
  2. Which oil do I use in my FZ700?

    Yamaha
    It's time for a fresh oil change in my 1987 FZ700. I bought it back in September and one of the first things I did was change the oil. I printed off a manual that said that 10W-30 would be safe for the colder weather. Now it's time to change it again and says to use either Yamalube 4-cycle oil...
  3. Helping a friend change his oil(Drain Plug Location) . 89 suzuki gsxr 750

    Classics
    Hello all! I don't ride much anymore but my buddy bought an 89 suzuki gsxr 750. He asked me to give him a hand with the oil change and Figured no problem... I got the filter replaced and noticed that the lowest part of his oil pan does indeed have a plug except it's blocked by the exhaust...
  4. Tmax won't turn over after oil change.

    The Paddock
    Hey all, Okay here it goes, I changed my oil today with the bike on the center stand. I took it off of the center stand and looked at the oil gauge only to see that there wasn't any oil in it. I, not knowing at the time that it only fills up whenever the bike is on the center stand, added more...
  5. '03 Bandit 600S Oil Change?

    Bandit Lair
    So I recently got an '03 Bandit 600S and it is low on oil now. Can I just add some Rotella 10W/40 to it to top if off or do I have to do a complete oil change on the beast? Considering it didn't come with a manual I am pretty clueless on how to change the oil on this thing. I've been researching...
  6. 03 Bandit 600S Oil Change

    New Member Pitstop
    So I recently got an '03 Bandit 600S and it is low on oil now. Can I just add some Rotella 10W/40 to it to top if off or do I have to do a complete oil change on the beast? Considering it didn't come with a manual I am pretty clueless on how to change the oil on this thing. I've been...
  7. admittedly simple question

    Mechanics Corner
    I recently got a 2007 bmw g650 Xcountry, and was surprised to see the owners manual gave no instruction on changing the oil, yourself. I guess they assume all owners should pay a bmw dealer to do it :^( So I was curious if any here had seen any online info, for that. And yes I know I could...
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