Any time you check engine oil you should let it sit for five minutes after shutting off the engine before you check the oil. I have seen mixed instructions about this, Well, I changed the oil on Sunday, yesterday. . I put in about 3. Expect smooth shifts, smooth power, and an even smoother ride. I know this might be a dumb question but I really am not sure.
If you live in a hot climate where the temperature is above 70 degrees F most of the year, heavier oil will lubricate better and last longer. This web page documents an error, but overall this book is a very valuable information resource that you should have available. We get to item 3, the second sentence says. The oil filter is below the crank case and is difficult to get off if you do not have the expensive Yamaha tool. Complete professional advice, including motor oil, gearbox oil transaxle and lubricants for. Do not run the engine without oil.
Notice that the location of the Oil Drain Plug is close to the side stand. Any tips would be helpful. It is unfortunate that this wrong picture was published. I got the bike level, filled it to the appropriate level in the window in between the two dash marks. He also maintained that oil rings break in really well with this oil. Dealer quantities and individuals price s shown.
I am not aware if there have been different versions of this Clymer Manual printed and if there are, which versions contain this mistake. We are not expecting a problem on a simple task like changing the oil. It is normal but underscores how important it is to change the oil at 500 - 800 miles on a new bike. If the metal filings I saw in the bottom of the oil catch basin were gold, I would have hit the jackpot. Even having the Service Manual, I will continue to reach for the Clymer Manual for reference because of the better style of presenting information to non-professionals. There are numerous reports available on oils and their properties that are boring as can be but very informative if you have the time. The tire just showing on the left edge of the picture is the front tire.
You go it off didin't you? Honda cb 1300 gold edition road - Duration: 2:01. I hope I made this posting understandable thanks guys. Oil gets pumped up into the heads and so on and it takes a couple of minutes to drain back to the case, especially if the engine and oil are not up to operating temperature. Changing the oil filter usually requires removal of the front exhaust pipe. I put the new oil filter on, didn't check the torque as the manual suggests, and hand tightened it.
So, when changing oil, you should put in the manufacturer's recommended amount, start the engine and let it run for a couple of minutes so the oil is warmed up enough to flow freely, then let it sit for five minutes or so, then check the oil level. I haven't changed mine yet, but in true engineer fashion I looked at everything underneath and didn't see any thing that looked like an issue changing oil. My engine photographs, above the Owners Manual pictures, are taken from the other side of the bike. If you work on this motorcycle, then I highly recommend that you get a copy of this Clymer manual. This stamped steel, chrome plated filter wrench makes removing oil filters a breeze. Yamaha naturally includes in the owner's manual blends of their Yamalube oil, not made by Yamaha, but manufactured to meet the minimum specs they provided for their bikes. The size of your engine and your riding conditions largely determine which oil is right for your V Star.
I have a 2007 V Star 1300 and since the engine oil also lubricates the clutch is it ok to run full synthetic in the bike? I just did the first oil filter and oil change on my V-Star 1300. The itemized instructions begin on page 53 at the top of the left column. That would be the equivalent of pouring for your house guests some nice filtered water into a dirty bacteria-laden glass. Broke the shutoff such that it would could not be turned back on. I am new to the form and am having trouble checking the oil through the display port hole.
Believe me it is true. Can't put too much oil in. Except it is the wrong bolt! At that point, I had almost double the correct amount of oil in the engine, it needed to be drained down to the proper amount and at that time, I still hadn't found the real oil drain plug. I will also change the oil and filter after another 500 miles just to be sure. What an absolutely ridiculous place to put the reservoir, they could have put it any number of positions in the same vicinity, but no is has to go in a place impossible to get at or to even check the level.
Later, after I had calmed down a little, I was able to figure out what went wrong. See my photos below that show the real oil drain plug that is near the side stand. I got the extra oil out and what remained was about half old oil and half new oil. Think you'll find that's a 'design feature' of all Yammy cruisers, mate. With the discount, it doesn't take many purchases to make that up.