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Old 08-28-2012, 09:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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you're a freakin genius man thank you so much ha ha. i feel like an idiot but i'm so glad the jobs done right i dont even care. Thanks again! and for anyone else that reads this, the pic above is the bolt i pulled, the correct one is near it but not pictured and if you're still using the stock plug (i changed mine out for a magnetic) its the only 15mm one in the area and has a small guard around it. SUPER EASY to find if you're even just a beer less into the night as me haha.
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P.S. it's 17mm not 15mm
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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you're a freakin genius man thank you so much ha ha. i feel like an idiot but i'm so glad the jobs done right i dont even care. Thanks again! and for anyone else that reads this, the pic above is the bolt i pulled, the correct one is near it but not pictured and if you're still using the stock plug (i changed mine out for a magnetic) its the only 15mm one in the area and has a small guard around it. SUPER EASY to find if you're even just a beer less into the night as me haha.
The bolt circled above (17 mm) is the one I pulled and I got about 3.6 quarts out of it. It took **** near 4 quarts to fill it back up.
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I pulled the wrong one too. I went off the picture in this thread. Is it just me, or is the 12mm bolt the one circled in this picture? Maybe it is just the angle or something, but to me it looks like the wrong bolt is circles. I guess it's good to get all the oil out, so we probably should pull all the drain plugs.

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Yeah I posted that pic with the drain plug circled. There are 2 bolts in that circled image but it was assumed to be obvious that the oil drain plug is the large vertical bolt and not the small horizontal bolt. Does that make it a bit clearer?
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Yeah I posted that pic with the drain plug circled. There are 2 bolts in that circled image but it was assumed to be obvious that the oil drain plug is the large vertical bolt and not the small horizontal bolt. Does that make it a bit clearer?
Both are vertical. There is a 12mm and a 17mm bolt. They are pretty close together. I was just glad to see I wasn't the only one who pulled the wrong one. LOL
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:31 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I thought the oil change is done every 4000 miles after the first 600mile one, anybody does it earlier ??? I just hit the 4000 mile mark and will be taking the bike to the dealer for servicing...
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:15 PM   #17 (permalink)
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idk how much it costs to bring it in but it sounds rediculous to pay anyone any more than the cost of oil a filter and the 1 time oil pan cost when the job is incredibly easy to do yourself
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idk how much it costs to bring it in but it sounds rediculous to pay anyone any more than the cost of oil a filter and the 1 time oil pan cost when the job is incredibly easy to do yourself
I know right! It seriously takes all of 10-15 minutes
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:25 AM   #19 (permalink)
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doh... I pulled the wrong plug as well...got very little old oil out and put new oil in...I was trying to drain the excess oil out then found the oil was so dark...then i found this thread and turned out I pulled the 12mm bolt...the shop gave me a copper gasket fitting the 12mm bolt while the 17mm bolt has an aluminum one, a little misled...

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Old 10-30-2013, 07:33 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Is there a good place you can order these replacement bolts and are there any oil filters you all recommend?
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