Changing oil in a 2014


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  • oceantrav

Posted January 10, 2015 - 02:23 PM

#1

Got a used 14. What's the correct procedure an amounts for an oil change? Also is this pic normal? Looks kinda rigged

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  • Monk

Posted January 10, 2015 - 02:50 PM

#2

Drain everything, new filter, clean screen, and add oil according to the manual specs....

Probably one of the simplest bikes to change oil on...

  • Monk

Posted January 10, 2015 - 02:52 PM

#3

700ml for oil...

  • Monk

Posted January 10, 2015 - 02:57 PM

#4

Your strainer looks messed, should look like this...

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Edited by Monk, January 10, 2015 - 02:59 PM.


  • GHILL28

Posted January 10, 2015 - 03:29 PM

#5

Start for 2 min, turn off for a couple minutes, drain, replace oil filter, fill with 690-700mL of oil, spray out the strainer if you're feeling ambitious every couple oil changes.



  • Bremer120

Posted January 10, 2015 - 06:53 PM

#6

Strainer looks fine, I leave my grip for the strainer vertical like monks pic. Might need a new o-ring considering the wetness. But yes one of the easiest bikes for an oil change. One drain plug, 2 bolts for oil filter cover, and I usually clean/inspect strainer ever couple of rides. Get a manual. 0.69l (0.73 US qt)

  • GHILL28

Posted January 10, 2015 - 09:39 PM

#7

It seems like a REALLY small amount of oil for both motor and trans..



  • Bremer120

Posted January 10, 2015 - 10:18 PM

#8

It seems like a REALLY small amount of oil for both motor and trans..

I agree

  • Goforaride

Posted January 10, 2015 - 11:40 PM

#9

I agree

I just pull the check plug and pour oil till it starts to come out. Let it drain Till it is just a drip then put the check bolt in and start it for a couple minutes. Remove check bolt and let it dran or add oil as necessary. When done, no oil should drop out. You don't need to measure the oil that way and in the end you only waste a couple teaspoons of oil.

Edited by Goforaride, January 10, 2015 - 11:43 PM.


  • Bremer120

Posted January 11, 2015 - 07:10 AM

#10

I just pull the check plug and pour oil till it starts to come out. Let it drain Till it is just a drip then put the check bolt in and start it for a couple minutes. Remove check bolt and let it dran or add oil as necessary. When done, no oil should drop out. You don't need to measure the oil that way and in the end you only waste a couple teaspoons of oil.

Or you could measure and not waste any oil....

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  • Goforaride

Posted January 11, 2015 - 11:26 AM

#11

Or you could measure and not waste any oil....



  • Goforaride

Posted January 11, 2015 - 11:28 AM

#12

True. Just saying you can do it 100% accurate without measuring

  • rojapar

Posted January 11, 2015 - 11:54 AM

#13

can anyone see in their glass window?  mine has the factory fill in it but i cant make out an oil level.  it looks completely full to me.



  • Goforaride

Posted January 11, 2015 - 12:09 PM

#14

can anyone see in their glass window? mine has the factory fill in it but i cant make out an oil level. it looks completely full to me.

you should only see throuugh it if your low or it is running. If you follow the procedure in the manual, the oil will fill the sight window. Enough oil remains in the engine that when you start it, it mixes and the sight window becomes dark. You can actually watch the old oil mix in through the sight window.

Edited by Goforaride, January 11, 2015 - 12:16 PM.


  • rojapar

Posted January 11, 2015 - 12:10 PM

#15

you should only see throuugh it if your low or it is running.

i havent looked in the manual yet, but i was always under the impression you wanted the oil level at the halfway mark on the glass window.

 

if its completely full you wont be able to visually tell if it is overfilled.



  • Bremer120

Posted January 11, 2015 - 12:16 PM

#16

True, you won't see the top of the oil while its sitting there because it is above the glass. If you tip the bike over to the right side you will see the oil.

  • Goforaride

Posted January 11, 2015 - 12:22 PM

#17

image.jpg Not visually. That is what the check hole is for. The check hole is the bolt with the copper washer. When the last drop of oil comes out of this hole, the engine is not over full.

  • Goforaride

Posted January 11, 2015 - 12:26 PM

#18

i havent looked in the manual yet, but i was always under the impression you wanted the oil level at the halfway mark on the glass window.
 
if its completely full you wont be able to visually tell if it is overfilled.

The halfway mark is the low mark. That's the point where you need to be adding

  • oceantrav

Posted January 12, 2015 - 12:50 PM

#19

Didn't know yamaha had a strainer. I remember my 13 rmz had one. I'll order a new seal for mine, since it's a little wet around there.

  • grayracer513

Posted January 12, 2015 - 01:14 PM

#20

Didn't know yamaha had a strainer.

 

 

They always had one.  Up to the '14, it hasn't been serviceable except during a tear down.







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