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  Oil change and filter
See you retailer/dealer or manual for type of oil &/or filter you require.
1. First place the machine on it's center stand, on level ground. 
2. Remove the belly pan or scratch plate if necessary.
3. Place a pan or an old empty oil container with the side cut out (make sure the lid is on), underneath the sump bolt to collect the old oil.
4. Then undo the sump bolt. (the lower of the two bolts you can see, the top one is the oil filter). There are more than one, on some models, so always check for more. 
Note: Not all models have filters either.
Take the old oil to the local recycling center
6. Leave the oil to drain into the containers for a while then, when you can see no more oil running into the container replace the sump bolts tight.
 
Can type filter
 The filter is a self sealed unit which screws into the bottom/front of the engine. There are two tools which you can take these out with, these are the cup type, which to just have to place over the can and use a spanner to undo/redo the can. These are usually supplied with the new filter.
 The second type is the chain type. Just wrap the chain around the can in the chosen direction.
 Place your container underneath before you undo these, as even you have emptied the sump, quite of oil is retained within the can itself.
 Then place the new can into position and screw in.
External filter type
Place your container underneath before you undo these, as even you have emptied the sump, quite of oil is retained within the filter itself.
 Just undo the bolt in the center to remove the outer case, and remove the old filter.
 Replace the oil ring seals (which usually come with the new filter) and place the filter into position, then hold the casing into position as you re tighten the bolt.


Internal filter type
Just undo the bolt in the center (the top bolt shown in the photo), then remove the oil filter and old oil seals and replace both seal and filter.
Place your container underneath before you undo these, as even you have emptied the sump, quite of oil is retained within the filter itself.


Putting the oil in an internal oil system
Make sure all sump bolts are fully tightened and the filter has been replaced if necessary.
 Remove the oil plug (usually on the lower left hand side of the engine). If it has a dipstick, find the two marks. The one nearest to the top is the MAXIMUM amount of oil to put in, too much oil can blow all the oil seals.
 The lower level is the MINIMUM, below this mark, and it could overheat and end up seizing one or more bearings.
 so add just as much as you need.
When you have the required amount re screw the plug/dipstick and tighten.

On this dipstick type oil plug the cross hatching shows (when dipped into position (not re screwed).
Window type.
 Remove the oil plug.
 As with the dipstick type, there are two marks, just add enough oil until you can see the level reach the top mark.
Replace plug and tighten.
Note I usually run my engine for a few seconds then recheck the levels before I go for a proper ride.
This is just a general guide.
If you are about to do your own maintenance, using these pages, I take no responsibility if you get things wrong!
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last updated 17/02/06
(rebuilt after the origional dissapeared for strange reason)
Modified for 2009