If the metal filings I saw in the bottom of the oil catch basin were gold, I would have hit the jackpot. And this is important being that one of the times when engine wear occurs the most is from the time a cold engine is started up until the engine has been warmed up to its normal operating temperature. Gravel and dirt have a tendency to become wedged around the little lip that surrounds the filter and can easily fall into the engine once the filter is removed. It requires the removal of the three hex bolts in the round cover then the 5 hex bolts in the cover underneath it. Energy conserving oils will cause a wet clutch to slip and gradually worsen over time.
Do not run the engine without oil. Average oil changes will cost you 150. Oil debates will go on forever, therefore use the brand that suits you best. Remove the covers and the filter pulls right out. You may have to unfasten the brake reservoir and let it hang.
I put the new oil filter on, didn't check the torque as the manual suggests, and hand tightened it. I know this may not be a perfect video, but I hope it can encourage you to have the confidence to give it a try. You wont be able to use the fillter tool again but hey. Good luck and have a wonderful day. Drain the oil, clean the screen. Your bike will be happier and healthier when doing so.
The oil filter is below the crank case and is difficult to get off if you do not have the expensive Yamaha tool. You go it off didin't you? Be sure to change the oil filter. Look on the back side of the engine from the top and from under the car. I will also change the oil and filter after another 500 miles just to be sure. Magnetic Oil Drain Plug, used by many 1300 riders, and others:. Anyway, it's on the center of the engine block on the bottom. It is normal but underscores how important it is to change the oil at 500 - 800 miles on a new bike.
If Yamaha thought it was best to have debris fall into our engine, they would have already put it there at the factory. Make sure the o-ring is good and replace the parts in reverse order of the removal. Some bikes make changing the oil somewhat difficult, but the Star 1300 is about as easy as you can get. This is just a quick video to give you an idea of how to do an oil change for a Yamaha Star 1300 motorcycle. I have to test ride it with a few rides to see if the filter losens, may have to get that oil filter tool. It's a round thing with vertical fins and a single bolt in the center of it.
If you have thought of trying to do it on your own, it's very, very easy to do. If you do not have a oil filter relocation kit then you will have to remove your exhaust pipes in order to remove the chrome plate. Pour out the fuel, rest it on so … mething soft, unbolt the inner side plate and sorta wiggle the fuel pump and filter assembly out. Good luck and have a wonderful day. Essentially, for an oil fil … ter change, you have to remove the front cylinder exhaust pipe or pipes if you have the factory installed and possibly depending on your talents and determination the right foot peg bracket as well.
If you run into troubles, please, make sure to call a mechanic or at the least, that friend who is always doing his or her own car and motorcycle work. Once off, I removed the oil plug, stood the bike up, and ran the engine for about 7 seconds to drive the oil out of the crankcase. I had to drive a screwdriver through the filter to crank it off. I put in about 3. They will lead right to the filter shaped like a large oil filter and hard to miss.
There's one drain plug and cover on the side of the motor that has or should have a screen inside. Clean … the screen with compressed air, and re-assemble so that the spring is underneath the strainer. Take the tank off by removing the rear bolt, lifting the rear of tank, disconnecting the supply line , vent line and recirc lines. The oil filter on the V Star 650 classic is located on the right side of the engine, next to the driver's side floor board. A cool trick is to buy the cheap 3 dollar filter socket walmart and epoxy the entire inside to the attached filter. There is no … need to do anything with the exhaust on the 650.
Believe me it is true. The manual refers to a torque for tightening the oil filter, but doesn't state what it is. There is an oil filter relocation kit available, at least one that I know of, so you might want to search the web for that. I hope it isn't as tight as when I removed the filter. This is not easy I suggest getting the oil filter reloca … tion kit. Joe All I can tell you is keep looking.
If you have floorboards, it will only have to be loosened up to provide clearance. I suggest you take it to your local dealer and have them install a oil filter relocation kit. That ain't the oil filter cover. That would be the equivalent of pouring for your house guests some nice filtered water into a dirty bacteria-laden glass. After draining your oil, get a big crescent wrench and remove it doesn't require much torque at all despite the big bolthead. Be sure to change the oil before putting the bike away for the winter or for long term storage as the chemicals created … in the oil for use become corrosive. .