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Old 05-02-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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Cool did my first oil change! :)

So after work today I went to my local bike shop, wheels in motion.
For us LA peeps if u ever need anything for your bike go to wheels in motion off of the 118 freeway near de Soto nd Plummer... Great prices and chill nd cool staff !
Anyways... So I went there nd bought nd installed a fresh new pair of 2CT's! ;D
I was running Q2's before this set and I loved em! But I do a lot of commuting do I decided to go with some more commuter firefly tire without sacrificing grip for the twisties
Then I remembered she need an oil change!!!
So after getting the tires on I left the shop a happy man with new tires, a gallon jug motul 300v full synthetic nd a new k&n oil filter.
how I carried this on my bike with no backpack just my gear I have no clue but all u saw was a guy carrying a jug of oil fighting traffic! Lol

So after taking off the oil filter nd plug with ease I let it drain for a few minutes while its still nice nd hot
I even tipped it over on the stand to make sure I can get all the old oil out as much as possible
Idk if anyone else does this but while the plug was off I threw in some fresh oil but just a bit to really flush out the old oil nd then leaned it over some more

After doin the oil change I lubed up the clutch cable with some wd40
after that I killed the wd40 can by cleaning the chain thoroughly even the inside part that people might miss.
All of this I did with no bike stand nor a second pair of hands so it did take a while

The new rear chain was still dirty in this pic.....
So after doing the maintenance I washed her down to get all the oils nd gunk nd wd40 off the tires nd such
in the end I was left with this much oil

I couldnt accurately gauge the oil level thru the sight glass since I cant get the bike leveled nd get down on one knee to check the oil
But tomorrow ima get some help to really gauge the oil
Wat do u guys think based on from Wats left in the jug, too much or too little oil left in the jug
Any advice/critique is well welcomed!
Thanks for reading!
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:25 PM   #3
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with the oil as long as you're 31/4 to 31/2 or more out of that gallon you should be good. the manual says 3.8 on a change. i myself usually go dam near the full 4 because i use a larger car filter that fits on.
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Lookin good

300v ....check
2cts ..check
Tippin it on the side to get more oil out. ..check
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:53 PM   #5
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FWIW, you shouldn't clean O/X ring chains with WD40. Google and read about why you shouldn't do it. Clean with kerosene or an approved cleaner for sealed rubber ring chains, then "lube" to keep out debris.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:04 PM   #6
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Japanese "New Driver" sign FTW!
I was thinking a while ago of getting a new one but the magnetic type to slap it on my tank but I realized it would either fly away or.get stolen
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
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FWIW, you shouldn't clean O/X ring chains with WD40. Google and read about why you shouldn't do it. Clean with kerosene or an approved cleaner for sealed rubber ring chains, then "lube" to keep out debris.
Hmmm ima look into this, I even asked the guys at the shop if that would be Koo nd they said yea, next time ill just but the motul chain clean spray. Thanks

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Lookin good

300v ....check
2cts ..check
Tippin it on the side to get more oil out. ..check
Yes! Thank you!

Really digg the help in this forum! Love u guys! No homo!!!! Lol
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