What did you do to your bike today?
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    Junior Member garybee's Avatar
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    What did you do to your bike today?

    A good time at the mo to be ticking off all those jobs we've been saving up. I've been meaning to change the oil on mine for a while (supposedly done just before I bought it last year but you never know). Looks like it was overfilled by at least half a litre, far less went in than came out. I will admit that I hadn't bothered checking the manual so didn't know you were supposed to leave it 3 to 5 minutes after warming up/shutting off. Apparently the Honda dealer that serviced it before me doesn't know either

    Put it up on stands to make sure it was actually level.
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    Also over the past couple of weeks have fitted heated grips too. Won't be needing them by the time I can go for a ride again.



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    Draining it hot is a good idea. Can be filled from cold though as the sump capacity is three litres.--You'll find it will take just under the three litres due to a small amount of oil that remains in places that don't quite drain.
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    Junior Member garybee's Avatar
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    Yep, I always drain my vehicles hot. Ideally I'd take it for a run first ( It takes a good 15 minutes to get the oil up to full temperature) but not an option at the moment in the UK. Had to settle for warming it up on the driveway today.

    I think I got a dot over 3 litres in but I did raise the rear on a paddock stand and left it to drain for ages.

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