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Performed my first V7 III oil change.

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by John Backlund, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. John Backlund

    John Backlund Tuned and Synch'ed GT Site Contributor!

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    Didn't go too bad, rolled the V7 onto my trusty Harbor Freight lift table late yesterday afternoon, dumped the sump oil and removed the old filter.

    Then I left it on the lift and walked away from it, letting the old oil drip out all night.

    I went to the nearby Dollar General store and bought a clear plastic jug that was marked in milliliters in 500 ml increments up to 4000 ml.
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    I filled the jug up to the 2000 ml mark...
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    ...and using a long-spout funnel, (slowly) poured it into the engine.

    I didn't bother messing around with the dipstick, knowing the prescribed 2000 ml went into the motor.

    I ran it 20 miles immediately after the change, and the bike didn't leak or blow up, so I figure things are good.

    If you got this far, thanks for your patience.
     
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    Poppe Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Site Contributor!

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    Nice! I can't wait to get tools for my bike to start doing my own work. Mine are such a hodge podge of random stuff that even changing a light bulb is difficult. Ha! But soon enough that won't be the case.
     
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    That's the total capacity, you might have overfilled it. I recommend you check your level with the dipstick, otherwise expect some oil in your air filter.
     
  4. John Backlund

    John Backlund Tuned and Synch'ed GT Site Contributor!

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    I'll check it. Thanks.
     

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