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How To do your own 600 mile service
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SUPERCRUZ Offline
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RE: How to do your own 600 mile service
Great post. Love the details and pics.

Triumph - 2011 Bonneville SE, Honda - 1968 Mini Trail Z50A, 2013 CB1100
(This post was last modified: 05-05-2013 04:56 PM by SUPERCRUZ.)
05-05-2013 04:56 PM
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RE: How to do your own 600 mile service
(05-02-2013 07:10 PM)The ferret Wrote:  It's nice to be able to do basic service work on your motorcycle though, and to be able to do it on your time schedule, and not at the mercy of the dealer which may be 100 miles away.

Not only that, but it takes less time than two round-trips to my dealer.

Valves at 8K mi. I take it they are typical Honda, and usually only need checking.

Tom
05-05-2013 08:08 PM
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RE: How to do your own 600 mile service
Heres another tip for you all. The crush washer for the drain plug Honda part # 94109-14000 costs $1.00 at my local motorcycle dealership ... but my 08 Honda Civic uses the exact same crush washer Honda part # 94109-14000 and they only charge 30 cents for it. While out riding stop at the car dealer and get a couple extras and keep them in your tool box just in case.
05-06-2013 09:15 AM
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renko Offline
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RE: How to do your own 600 mile service
Thx Ferret, a question about checking the oil level:

With the bike on the center stand, after I run the engine for 20 seconds or so and then shut it off the oil level looks about right.

Then after it sits on the stand for another hour or so the level looks higher, slightly overfull. When is the proper time to check the level?
05-07-2013 12:02 PM
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RE: How to do your own 600 mile service
Every manual I've ever seen says to run it for 3 to 5 mins, then shut it off for 3 to 5 mins, then check it.

Ill run em for 2 to 3, shut it off, and go inside for maybe 10 mins, wash my hands, get a sip of water, then check it. im not sure it really matters that much. You want oil circulated into the engine, and then you want it drained into the oil pan. Giving it a couple minutes for each should be plenty. Remember it doesnt have to be exactly on the upper level line, just " between" the lines.

How much oil did you put in it? Spec is 4 qts 3.2 oz with filter, but mine was over the upper limit line at 4 qts.
05-07-2013 12:14 PM
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renko Offline
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RE: How to do your own 600 mile service
I put in an even 4 quarts.
05-07-2013 12:43 PM
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RE: How to do your own 600 mile service
Yep mine was a little full too at 4 qts. Not enough to be concerned over but next time its 3 qts 28 oz,then run it and let it sit, then sneak up on the full line with subsequent adding.
(This post was last modified: 05-07-2013 01:04 PM by The ferret.)
05-07-2013 01:03 PM
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Scoobynut Offline
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RE: How to do your own 600 mile service
Ferret, did you drain yours on the sidestand at all? I find that, depending on the drain bolt location, if I drain it on the sidestand, then stand it up for a while, then back on the sidestand, and then repeat once more, a surprising additional amount of oil will flow out. In looking at your pictures the CB's drain bolt does look to be in an ideal location for draining, so the centerstand only is probably all you need on this bike. However, the back and forth as I describe above does seem to 'find' some additional oil trapped in passages and galleries etc.
05-07-2013 01:27 PM
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RE: How to do your own 600 mile service
Scoob..you are right, on some bikes, my FZ 1 for example the drain bolt is on the side. On it I drain on the side stand. Fr some reason on Hondas that I have seen, they are set up for draining on the centerstand. Yea wiggling them back and forth may get you some more oil, but I doubt its an ounce. If you drained the oil then set a clean pan underneath overnight, Id bet youd get more. Oil seems to never quit draining thru a hole lol.
05-07-2013 02:29 PM
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RE: How to do your own 600 mile service
(05-07-2013 02:29 PM)The ferret Wrote:  Scoob..you are right, on some bikes, my FZ 1 for example the drain bolt is on the side. On it I drain on the side stand. Fr some reason on Hondas that I have seen, they are set up for draining on the centerstand. Yea wiggling them back and forth may get you some more oil, but I doubt its an ounce. If you drained the oil then set a clean pan underneath overnight, Id bet youd get more. Oil seems to never quit draining thru a hole lol.

I hear you, Ferret. I'm just a little anal about these things, but I know you're never going to get all the old oil out. Like you I find something else to do while I give it extra time to drain. One thing I'm sure of, us DIY'ers let it drain a lot longer than the dealers do!
05-07-2013 02:58 PM
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