Low Oil Pressure Question
Posted April 13, 2006 - 05:37 PM
I only have 100 miles on the oil filter, so I didn't bother changing it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted April 13, 2006 - 07:11 PM
100miles (160klm) is ok for a filter unless it's your first oil change from new, then i'd recommend that you change it just to be on the safe side - a 'general' rule of thumb is 200 miles for oil and 400 miles for filter (every second oil change) - of course if you're riding in hot dusty conditions or riding it hard then consider that oil is cheap and engine parts are expensive ... my 2c worth !
Posted April 13, 2006 - 07:40 PM
Posted April 13, 2006 - 10:31 PM
Just measured the oil. Looks like I had too much in there, 1300 ccs. .
The manual states 1200cc max capacity and 1100cc after filter change.
For routine oil changes I personally dont bother with the frame tank strainer - just too hard...IMHO 3 bolts are enough...
I drop the sump plug, the frame tank drain and the oil filter drain. It is easier to access the small amount of oil from the drain behind the gear lever using a flex pipe and squeeze bottle - if you must.
Filters are cheap so until broken in I recommend changing them each 160km along with the oil (10W40 in cooler temps and upped to 20W50 when warmer). Then every second oil change.
Put all bolts back in and refill with exactly 1100cc, use a measure, 1200cc is for totally dry IMO and a litle too much. Start the engine and loosen the pressure bolt, YES about half way out (3-4) complete turns, quite loose. The manual says 1 minute, mine takes around 90 secs to produce oil flow - I guess I let it drain too much.
My .02c worth
Posted April 13, 2006 - 11:32 PM
The '01 and '02 had a capacity of 1.8l. The only thing that changed in '03 was they moved the dipstick tube down to the side of the frame instead of the top.
Posted April 14, 2006 - 11:49 AM
Posted April 15, 2006 - 02:51 PM