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    Hey everyone, first time posting and I am a little nervous. I've done plenty of oil changes on cars, but this is the first time with a motorcycle. 2008 Road Star 1700. Everything says it takes a little more than 5 quarts of oil for a change if you replace the filter. I emptied from the oil pan and the oil filter and ran the engine after adding the first quart (would only take 1 quart not the suggested 1.5 - 2 before needing to cycle, which also made me terrified to turn it on with so little oil). Am I doing something wrong here? Is it possible the old oil didnt fully drain? Please help! I don't want to ride it until I know everything is ok.

  • #2
    You did it wrong and need to do it again. You need to empty the oil from the crankcase then empty the oil from the oil tank. It sounds like you didn't empty the oil tank. Then put 2 qts in the oil tank put the cap back on and start the bike for about 20 seconds, shut it off and install 2 more qts. the 5+ qts is only if you had the engine apart. Only put the 4 qts total on a oil change with filter. The little bit of oil in the filter right now won't hurt anything if you don't remove it and drain it this time

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    • #3
      http://www.werder.ee/Manual/XV1600.pdf

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      • #4
        Always pull the engine plug and the oil tank plug to get all of the oil out. Put both plugs in, add 2 quarts to the oil tank, replace the oil tank dip stick cap and run the engine for 20 seconds. Add the remaining 2 quarts to the oil tank and you're done. Do you have an owner's manual and a service manual?

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        • #5
          These bikes are hard to do an oil change with the two tanks. Once you do it a couple times it's easy. If you have the manual it shows you pictures

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mlrz24 View Post
            These bikes are hard to do an oil change with the two tanks. Once you do it a couple times it's easy. If you have the manual it shows you pictures
            There is only one tank and one crankcase, two plugs one for each. I think people make it harder than it is. I just put my kickstand on a 2x4 and pull both plugs using a short wrench on the front and a socket on the rear. No need for a jack. But I suppose two plugs is twice as hard as one plug!

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            • #7
              The owner’s manual. If you don’t have it, it’s a free download.

              https://www.google.com/amp/s/userman....300579157/amp

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