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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-10-2008, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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I use the Shell Rotella 5W-40 full synthetic. I buy it at Wal-Mart in 1 gallon jugs.

For the R1, you should use the Purolator PureOne filter, PL14612. If there is enough room behind the fairing, use the longer PL14610. I get mine from Advance Auto.

I highly suggest reading the links I posted earlier, plus these on filters:

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Con...tml#OilFilters

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Fil...tml#OilFilters

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterXRef.html
dang, AWESOME reads!
thanks for posting them!
sorry I hadnt already read those links you provided... guess I had been busy and internet-less.
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I have always used what ever oil is on special at Cycle Gear; cyclegear.com, in my 03 R1. Remember to change the pressure washer on the oil drain plug, and get it tight so it doesn't fall out while your riding. Did that on my R6 about 3 years ago. Had to replace the motor.

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I have always used what ever oil is on special at Cycle Gear; cyclegear.com, in my 03 R1. Remember to change the pressure washer on the oil drain plug, and get it tight so it doesn't fall out while your riding. Did that on my R6 about 3 years ago. Had to replace the motor.
I've never heard of a "pressure washer" on a drain plug.

also can you point out where the drain plug is? You dont have to I will look it up in the manual. I think I've seen it before anyways.
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I've never heard of a "pressure washer" on a drain plug.

also can you point out where the drain plug is? You dont have to I will look it up in the manual. I think I've seen it before anyways.
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The correct term is crush washer. Its a soft metal (ussually copper, but sometimes something else) underneath the drain bolt. You can get away with reusing the old one twice if you really need to, but I wouldnt push it more than that. Not only could you ruin the motor if the plug comes out, but the leaking oil will go directly on your back tire, which could easily cause you to crash.
The drain bolt is at the bottom of the oil pan, should be pretty easy to find




In this picture the bike is a gixxer, but the oil plug is in the same general location.

One more note. When changing the oil filter its easy to get oil on the exhaust. This isnt bad, but when you start the bike, the exhaust will get hot and burn off that oil, putting off tons of smoke in the process. If you happened to change the oil in the evening, and then ride the bike in the morning, it could give you a good scare. Yes, that did happen to me.




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thanks for the good 411

Just FYI, I've rebuilt quite a few engines (not M/Cs) but car engines like the LS1 (5.7L v8) and 3.8L v6 as well as older motors. Which leads me to my next thread:

http://sbw.sportbikes.com/showthread...threadid=65775
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