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Hi Folks,

I've only had my N300 a few weeks and haven't had a chance to change the oil yet myself, but it seems straightforward enough. However, when I read the Owner's Manual it says to have the dealer do it.

I assume they say this a) out of an abundance of caution, and b) to get the dealers more business, but isn't that going a bit far? Does Kawasaki not have any respect for their customers' ability to do basic maintenance themselves?

Liability reasons only, though they cannot say you cannot.


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2.2 liters oil = 2.3 quarts

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