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I literally have just brought home a 1990 vn750 and want desperately to change the oil. I am not entirely stupid but is the drain bolt located behind the kickstand or under the bike on the oil pan?????
 

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You can use either one to drain the oil. The drain on the side also had a metal screen that needs to be removed and cleaned. Just watch for the washer and spacer. I usually just use the side drain.

Good luck with your new bike!
 

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Go to the web page below and save the Manual and parts pdf to your hard disk. This is the service manual and it will show you where the oil drains are located

http://tocmanufacturing.com/toc.htm
 

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Thanks for the info. I used the side drain so I could clean the filter. It was a suprisingly neat job. After much thought I decided to go with shell rotella -t 15w40 (embarassingly enough walmart had it on sale for 7.85 for the gallon) I had a gallon of mobil one syn in hand when I noticed it; and the shifts and power are noticibly smoother already (mostly in my head). I will say the level is tough, I filled to the right mark and then ran the engine and let it cool and it looked like it was way low so I added some and ran around the block a few times and then it was too high so I drained a bit and it was just right ( damn I feel like I am in the three bears) all told with filter change it was about 3.5 liters of oil.For a 15 year old bike and roughly 20,000 miles she is smooth (never had a shafty before). I ordered a set of highway hawk filter covers thanks to you guys also ( I actually like the way the filter cover look sticking out just want pretty ones). Oh also I primed my oil filter like I do for my truck's change (filled it with oil and let it sit while I did everything and my oil pressure light went out 10 seconds or less after initial start up. Thanks for the heads up.
 
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