How to Change Your Motorcycle Engine Oil
Busy lives, less time and exhausted spending power have made people learn several new skills. Blessing in disguise maybe but whatever you call it. Nothing can beat the excitement of “do it yourself”. Especially if you have purchased your bike with your hard earned money. Then you look forward to cleaning it, maintaining it and at times taking repairing in your own hands as well.
Firstly and foremost requirement is to find an engine oil which meets the specification of your bike. After that, one needs to refer to the manual to find out the grade. Followed by finding the amount of motorcycle oil which is required to be filled.
Once you are through with the first step. It’s time to drain out existing engine oil. Starting the bike and leaving it for a while will be a good option. This will allow the previous engine oil to heat up and as a result, viscosity will be reduced. Helping the rider to drain the engine oil with convenience. After that make the motorcycle rest on the center stand. Make sure the bike is in an upright position at all given times.
Place an empty bucket or tray under to oil sump, so that used engine oil is collected in it. The drain bolt can easily be removed with the help of spanner. The bolt can be easily spotted since it’s the biggest bolt at the bottom of the bike. Be cautious with your hands, as the used engine oil must be hot and may burn your hand.
Once the oil is drained. Clean the drain bolt and fix it back. Make sure to tighten it properly otherwise the new motorcycle oil will be drained or keep leaking.
Now remove the used oil bucket and unseal the new engine oil. The Bike oil cap is located above the crankcase, unscrew the cap and fill the new engine oil. Keeping checking the amount through dipstick to find out the level of engine oil. In order to avoid spillage uses a funnel and wipe the surrounding areas once done. Screw back the cap tightly once done.
Now start your bike and leave it idle for some time. This will help to find out any spillage or leakage. Viola and you are done.