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Old 11-07-2012, 04:22 AM   #261
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:23 PM   #262
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Believe it or not! A 12 mm generic washer is not the same as a 12 mm Honda crush washer.

I'm a newbie doing my first oil change. Before you say anything about my having removed the wrong drain bolt -- which I did not-- I can tell you that the generic washer my dealer sold me did not fit my drain bolt. Had to return to dealer to exchange for a Honda part. Also, my drain plug DID not have a washer on it to begin with.

Other comments: like somebody you have said, my dealer also does not carry 10w-30 gn4 mineral-based cycle oil, despite the fact that their parts' counter has a Honda list of recommended motorcycle oils which calls for the use of 10w-30 on all cycles MY 2007 or newer.

One more comment: while removing my under fairing, I noticed that one of the bolts on the left side was not a standard bolt with hex opening for removal w Allen wrench-- just a standard hex head bolt.

Assembly shortcuts, or engineering design changes not showing up in service manual?


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Old 12-01-2012, 01:02 PM   #263
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Question: I put in 1.5 quarts of oil, and now oil level window is now above the top line, but not full. Should I remove some oil?

Best way to do that?


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Run the engine for a few minutes after you've finished. The new oil needs to circulate, and fill the filter. Once the filter is wet, it'll hold some of the oil. If this isn't the case, you may not be draining enough of the old stuff. Hope this helps

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Old 12-02-2012, 12:55 AM   #265
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Oh I do know all that, but thank you. I might try a siphon tomorrow to remove a few tbs of oil.

By the way, I have added two recent posts on this topic. You might find my earlier post interesting on the nonstandard assembly of my bike in Thailand.


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Quick question:
My cbr has been sitting in my garage for over a month now. I wanna do oil change and let it sit till summer but to do oil change everyone recommends riding first so the oil comes out easily. Is that still ok in my case?
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Quick question:
My cbr has been sitting in my garage for over a month now. I wanna do oil change and let it sit till summer but to do oil change everyone recommends riding first so the oil comes out easily. Is that still ok in my case?
Ride it first. Or at least run it until it's at its operating temperature. There are a couple of reasons for running the engine before changing the oil: 1) the thinner oil drains more easily and completely. 2) any particulates that have settled will be churned up again so they will be removed when the oil is drained.
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Very good post etiainen! Thanks!
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:35 PM   #270
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I'd bet that Aussy Honda dealers pay a lot more for parts, due to high shipping costs on a lower volume of parts than than the US dealers do. Why? Because the US is a much larger market, and American Honda has literally boat loads of car and motorcycle parts coming into the port of Long Beach every day.

My OEM Honda oil filters cost me about $4.00 each from an online dealer, $6.00 for two quarts of Valvoline 4 Stroke M/C oil (which I buy by the case when its on sale).

If you paid $110 for a oil change at a dealer, you got bent over big time. Sorry to hear that... time to start changing that oil yourself.
hi motomike what is the online website that you buy your OEM filters from
id rather buy 4-5 filter at a time to save some money
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