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I have 2 questions.. Tomorrow m going to chnge oil. I don't have rare stand. Is it ok to change the oil on side stand?? and I don't have any extra tools except those i got with my cbr. so can i change oil with those tools got with mine?
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I have 2 questions.. Tomorrow m going to chnge oil. I don't have rare stand. Is it ok to change the oil on side stand?? and I don't have any extra tools except those i got with my cbr. so can i change oil with those tools got with mine?
a) your fine , don't think you NEED a stand just for the oil change

b) think you need a 12mm for the drain bolt , and if you are changing the filter a 8mm.

get a tool set asap ... is good to have ... and check every bolt you can see while you are at it


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The oil will drain better, as in more completely, with the bike on the side stand than it would on a rear stand.

Refer to this thread: DIY Oil Change
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I've done it on the side stand. You'll be fine as mentioned. I used the DIY thread above. Great guide. You user manual is quite helpful too. Good luck.
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thnx to all of u.

thnx. yes that guide is great. i have already saved that guide and will keep my laptop while changing the oil tomorrow.
and yes this forum is awesome. lightning reply from thors
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Can't remember which thread I saw this in but wrap some tin foil around the exhaust near the oil drain plug as this will help keep the oil from dripping onto the pipe.

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Can't remember which thread I saw this in but wrap some tin foil around the exhaust near the oil drain plug as this will help keep the oil from dripping onto the pipe.
Good idea!
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Manufacturers always recommend using a torque wrench, but in my experience for something as simple as an oil change you can pretty much "feel" what's too loose or too tight.
You should eventually purchase a quality metric box-end wrench for the drain bolt which has a longer handle for better leverage, but even a cheap adjustable wrench will work until then.
I know I wouldn't want to be stuck on the side of the road with just the tools Honda provides, so you should probably add a couple of wrenches and hex keys to your mobile tool kit anyway. My CBR's trunk currently houses the stock tool kit (with some add-ons) and a Stop & Go tubeless repair kit.
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... just the tools Honda provides....
You got toolS with yours? Mine came with a 5mm hex key -- tha's ALL.

I have since added enough to do an oil change, and I'll be adding more as I do other routine chores; I've done routine tasks with the tool kit that came with each motorcycle I've owned, adding tools as needed, and it results in a pretty good set of tools to have along if something goes bad on the road . . . .

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