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Offline stinky1969

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Quite possibly the easiest oil change ever
« on: October 24, 2016, 02:07:50 PM »
Just changed the oil on my bike.  This was quite possibly the easiest oil change I have ever done on a bike.
T-47 Torx bit for drain plug and t-25 to move the lower left plastic out of the way for easier access.
Oil filter from Amazon, and 3.5 qts of oil.  (Owners manual says 3.7 qts , 3.5 L, but I prefer to see the top of the oil level in the window)  BMW engineered this one right.  :152:

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Re: Quite possibly the easiest oil change ever
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 07:57:08 PM »
Agreed.  It was incredibly simple.  I had a bit of anxiety as I prepared to change oil and filter for storage here.

I accidentally put in 3.7L not 3.7 quarts.  Oops.  Easy remedy.  My drain plug had virtually NO metal sediment on the magnet.  A single fleck.

I used BMW oil and filter.  It cost as much to do it myself as it used to cost for the Honda dealer to do same to my old motorbikes.  What mystifies me more is that oil and filter were so simple to do on the S1000XR.  It's just awfully expensive oil.

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Re: Quite possibly the easiest oil change ever
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 08:27:21 PM »
Yep...did mine just this last simple to do compared to some bikes. :028:

3.4-3.5 Liters is pretty close....I then start the engine for a minute or so to fill the filter, shut down and wait a couple of minutes till the oil dribbles down from the top end...then add a small amount of oil to see it just touch the top of the "Red Cirlce" in the sight glass when on the center stand..Job done :152:

« Last Edit: October 24, 2017, 08:32:18 PM by smithy »
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Re: Quite possibly the easiest oil change ever
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2020, 09:16:09 PM »
That was a really simople oil change.  Torx 50 for drain plug, almost spotless from metal shavings.

I used some aluminum foil to channel the oil from the filter away from the bike and exhuast pipes (worked great).

Lower fairing is 4 torx 25's.

My first full day of ownership and part of the maintenance is done.

Next onto the air filter and plugs.  Time to order the coil pulling tool.

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Re: Quite possibly the easiest oil change ever
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2020, 07:26:21 AM »
I did the first 1hr (yes 1hr) service on my new Husqvarna FE350 last night, now that is an easy oil change took about 1/2 an hour and only 1L of Oil :-)

Good job its easy as service interval is every 15hrs :-)