How do you change the motorcycle’s oil?
Why should you change your oil?
Over time, engine oil can lose its properties. To ensure your engine’s longevity, it should be changed regularly. It is easy to change the oil.
However, there is a technical side to this – selecting the right oil for your engine is crucial. ELF motorcycle oil prevents parts from heating up and becoming worn. It also reduces friction and cleans the engine.
Equipment needed to change the oil in your motorcycle’s engine.
- The right oil for your engine is the one that’s right for you – the right type and the right amount. ELF motorcycle oil will ensure maximum performance for your engine.
- Safety equipment such as safety goggles or rubber gloves.
- High-quality oil filter. Refer to the service manual.
- The socket spanner is used to connect the oil drain plug.
- Special spanner for oil filters
- A container to collect the engine oil and a funnel.
- Newspapers (or paper towels) and rags.
- An O-ring if necessary.
There are many oil changes. We’ll show you how to do each one.
How to change the oil
Get your motorcycle ready.
It is recommended to start your motorcycle’s engine for about 1 to 2 minutes. This will make the oil dense and drain more easily during oil changes. Next, place your motorcycle on a stable surface and turn off the engine.
Change your motorcycle oil:
After you’ve found the waste nut (consult the manual), cover the ground with a newspaper or paper towel. Place the container underneath the nut to drain all oil. Use the socket spanner to loosen the waste nut. It may be extremely hot so avoid touching it. Be sure not to drop the plug. Allow the oil to drain for several minutes. After the reservoir has been empty, clean the drain plug and the seal. If the seal is too worn, you can replace it with a brand new one and then screw the drain plug back into place.
Take out the old oil filter.
To locate the oil filter, refer to the manufacturer’s manual.
You should ensure that the filter you install is the same model as that you have previously installed. There are many types.
The filter type will dictate the tool you use to remove it. You will find the filter filled with oil. Ensure you have the tray close by so any oil can be emptied into it. Next, remove the oil filter from the filter with your filter spanner. Make sure to pay attention to how the parts fit together so that you can reassemble it once you are done.
Install the new filter
Clean the base of your filter where it connects to the engine before installing the new filter. Apply a little oil to the seal using your finger to reduce leakage. The new filter should be tightened but not too tightly.
Make sure to change the oil in your engine.
Refer to the service manual before you fill your motorcycle’s oil tank. It will tell you exactly how much oil is needed and which type to use.
What is the recommended oil amount for an oil change? Check your manual to determine the oil capacity. The funnel will allow you to add approximately half a gallon of oil into the hole. Check the level. You can add or drain oil as needed to get to the bottom third of Add and Full. Do not overfill your oil tank! Overfilling your oil can cause engine damage and reduce its lifespan. After filling it, screw it back in. Make sure you don’t leave any components on the ground.
The oil level should be checked:
Allow the engine to idle for five minutes. Turn off the engine and check the oil level. If necessary, top it up.
Place your used oil in a suitable centre.
It would be best to not dispose of any oil from your tray by either pouring it down the sink or dumping it in the environment.
You can dispose of the oil and filter together at a recycling or service centre, usually completely free.