4 replies to this topic

Posted February 20, 2002 - 08:59 AM


Does anyone know the oil capacity for a 1996 XR600
My friend has called 3 different shops and he got
3 different answers. He just bought the bike and
it didn't come with a manual and he will be changing the oil filter at the same time.

  • rhh4

Posted February 20, 2002 - 09:32 AM


with new filter = 2 quarts

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  • Terrain Rider 4z

Posted February 20, 2002 - 09:37 AM


If you kick the bike over slowly to remove all of the oil and change the filter, I have found it to be 2.4 quarts. Add 2 quarts, warm the bike up, then add .3 to .4 quarts.


Posted February 20, 2002 - 11:13 AM


These were the same variations we were getting
from shops like XR's Only and Baja Designs. Is
there a specific capacity that is mentioned in the
owner's manual? Does anyone know of a site that
would contain this information? Thanks in advance.

  • Terrain Rider 4z

Posted February 20, 2002 - 06:51 PM


My Clymer manual states 2.1 for drain, 2.6 for rebuild. I put two 1.05 qt. bottles of Castrol in and was barely above the add line, which is why I say 2.3-2.4. Hope this helps, just try 2.1 then add a little bit at a time. Ryan

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