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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-2005, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Changing oil for the first time...

I bought the recommended filter and oil from Walmart. First I see the st7317 is smaller than the original and what are the steps for changing the oil properly.

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jake; return the st- 7317 filter for a st-6607 @ walmart. i bought the 15w-40 shell rotella under $7.00 gal. plus one [email protected] around $1.70 .drain and re-fill with new filter is 4 liters .i filled filter with clean oil . total of 1 gal.6oz. with engine running on center stand oil level will be between low and hi mark in sight glass. also be sure to remove and clean screen filter.on left side of engine. may take 10 to 30 sec.for oil light to go off after start up. drive safe ken smith in penfield , new york
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Re: Changing oil for the first time...

I used the 7317 this time but will loose it next change. It is definately quite a bit smaller. I also noticed that the guy that had the bike before be was removing the 17mm oil drain bolt with a set of vice grips

If anyone has a link where to get a replacement I would be very pleased.

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Re: Changing oil for the first time...

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jake; return the st- 7317 filter for a st-6607 @ walmart. i bought the 15w-40 shell rotella under $7.00 gal. plus one [email protected] around $1.70 .drain and re-fill with new filter is 4 liters .i filled filter with clean oil . total of 1 gal.6oz. with engine running on center stand oil level will be between low and hi mark in sight glass. also be sure to remove and clean screen filter.on left side of engine. may take 10 to 30 sec.for oil light to go off after start up. drive safe ken smith in penfield , new york
The engine should NOT be running when the oil level is checked

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Re: Changing oil for the first time...

Loran is right.. When the engine is running you shouldn't see anything in the sight glass. Run engine to get the oil through your system then turn engine off, let it "settle" then check with the bike level. You should see just a small bubble at the top of the glass. Anything less, add a bit and cycle repeat procedure.

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Re: Changing oil for the first time...

Thanks for all the help guys.... Just waiting for my V&H Cruzers to get here.

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