Oil drain bolt


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  • TBone_Boston

Posted August 11, 2005 - 11:58 AM

#1

Is this the right drain bolt?

I'm at my first oil change on my new '05 450. The manual (page 3-23) lists the 6 different drain bolts you need to remove. I can easily find all of them except for #3 "Drain Bolt (with gasket)".

Am I correct in assuming this is the bolt on frame (right above where the stock glide plate ends)? It is painted blue and looks like the diagram but I wanted to check.

Do any of you have a pattern of when you change the oil? (every ride? after a certain amoun of miles?) Do you change the filter each time?

  • jamieyz426f01

Posted August 11, 2005 - 12:04 PM

#2

the blue bolt on the frame is the frame drain bolt, hold a container right over the hole though 'cus otherwise the oil will shoot out all over your tire and floor etc. :D

  • TBone_Boston

Posted August 11, 2005 - 12:25 PM

#3

Great - so it looks like that is the missing piece. Thanks.

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  • ISBB

Posted August 11, 2005 - 03:06 PM

#4

ISBB usually drains at the frame and the crank case... 2 bolts done...

  • jamieyz426f01

Posted August 11, 2005 - 03:23 PM

#5

ISBB usually drains at the frame and the crank case... 2 bolts done...


ditto :D

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted August 11, 2005 - 09:00 PM

#6

Every other or every third, I will drain all of mine. Otherwise I do like ISBB. Quick and easy and get 99% of the oil out. :D

  • TBone_Boston

Posted August 12, 2005 - 08:59 AM

#7

awesome - thanks!

I had done a few small rides (30min) and a couple biggies (2 -3 hours) totaling 60 miles and the oild looked terrible. I think I'll do it every 5 hours or so.

thx




 
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