DO YOUR MOTORCYCLE'S OIL CHANGE LIKE A PRO

Since oil is the blood of your engine, changing it is vital. Its quality and cleanliness are therefore essential for ensuring proper function.

Level of difficulty : ⭐⭐⭐
Average time needed :1 hour ⏳

When?

Over time, motorcycle oil accumulates dirt and becomes less and less efficient and can lead to engine failure if not replaced.

So if you’re getting close to the manufacturer’s recommended mileage limit, or if it has been almost a year since the oil has been changed, it’s time to make it happen.

Necessary equipment

Here’s what you need :

List of IPONE's products :

  • 4-Stroke motor oil
  • Engine Cleaner
    This cleaner is used before draining the oil, to help remove all deposits and dirt.
  • Brake Cleaner
    Degreases brakes and all mechanical parts.
  • An environmental mat
    To protect the floor from oil stains.
  • A drain pan
    Practical and ecological, a pan allows you to easily drain oil without staining the garage floor!
  • A dispenser
    To pour accurate dosages without spillage

Other accessories needed:

  • A new oil filter and a new washer
  • A tool box with an oil filter wrench
  • A cloth
  • A pair of surgical gloves

How to change your oil?

First of all, place your bike in a secure position and clean the engine (we’ll see how). Finally, put the drain pan under the bike and let’s begin!

You will need to follow these steps:
1. Empty the used oil
2. Replace the oil filter
3. Add the new oil

Place your bike

Place your bike on an environmental mat to protect the floor from possible oil stains. Stabilize the bike and position it upright using a bike stand.

Clean the engine beforehand

Before emptying, we recommend using an engine cleaner, it will eliminate all deposits and clogging. Pour Engine Cleaner into the crankcase, up to 10% of your oil capacity when the engine is hot. Turn on the engine and let it idle for approximately 15 minutes.

1. DRAIN THE OLD ENGINE OIL

Place a drain pan below the sump.

Unscrew the oil filler cap, then the drain plug. Allow all used oil to drain, tilt the bike slightly to the right, on the drain plug’s side to empty all the oil.

2. REPLACE THE OIL FILTER

2a. Unscrew the old filter

Use an oil filter wrench to unscrew and remove the old oil filter that we are going to replace. Put it in the drain pan. 

2b. Clean the drain plug

Clean the drain plug with Brake Cleaner and a cloth.

Replace the sealing washer and tighten the drain plug.

2c. Replace the oil filter

Before installing the new filter, wipe the oil filter lip with a cloth and apply a thin layer of new oil on the O-ring. The new oil filter can now be installed and hand-tightened.

You can now close and set aside the drain pan to avoid shoving it and putting used oil everywhere. You will no longer need it!

3. ADD THE NEW OIL

3a. Top up

Make sure the bike is straight to top it up. Fill the engine with the oil suitable for your bike.

Run the engine for 2 to 3 minutes so that the oil can be well distributed into the engine. Turn it off, wait a few minutes to allow the oil to cool down and fill the pan again still without exceeding the maximum level.

Put the oil filler cap back on, wipe down any oil residue that might have spilled on the bike and around the oil filter. Use Brake Cleaner and a cloth! 

CHECK THE LEVELS DAILY

Often check the oil level and make sure that it never goes below the minimum level indicated, if there is not enough oil you risk an engine failure.

Finally, top up the brake fluid level in the reservoir, and close it.

The essentials in video

To continue, we suggest watching our video tutorial on the same subject.


THE PRODUCTS YOU NEED

And we’re done! You can now do your oil change like a pro!

After any intervention on your bike, we recommend going for a small ride at cruising speed, this will allow you to control that everything is in place and that the operation has been carried out properly.

Enjoy your ride !

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