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Thanks for the video. I waiting until my rear spools come in to change mine.

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Nice video!

Btw, don't forget run the bike for a minute after filling it back up to prime the new filter. This will lower your oil level again and you have to top up a second time.

I filled mine up to the max line, and after priming the filter, the sight glass was almost empty again.

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Your brave doing an oil change in your living room, lol. I find it easier removing the right side lower fairing to get to the filter.
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Good video. So is the oil level suppose to be all the way up? Also is it how oftend do you change the oil, at 3k miles or the 3 months it mentions? Or does it depend how you drive?

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3k for sure if regular oil. Probably could go a bit more on synthetic. Once a year minimum if you drive less than that.
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Nice video! The only thing I could focus on at first was the fact that Jaimie's elsewhere was playing in the background. Haha
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lol wilhelm you are now awesome in my book XD

rear spools and a stand will definitely make it easier, and thanks for the tip about starting it and checking the level.

after looking it up the level is supposed to be in the middle of the sight glass when the bike is standing straight up.

also sorry for being sick. i sound kind of bad but wanted to get the video done lol

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I made the mistake of filling up my oil then taking my bike out and riding it and forgot to add more oil after it went into the filter, lol. But it didn't harm anything. Just topped it off later on.
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Personal opinion, put in in service and maint section and sticky, anyone else agree?

(FYI I made a Oil Change DIY for my last bike some 5 years or so ago.. It was made a sticky and the thread dominates the entire forum on "Thanks", you become the man for this and end up having more thanks than anyone else)
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