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04-06-2012, 10:08 PM

etiainen

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DIY Oil Change


So, I decided since the CBR250R is a bike aimed at beginners,
a lot of new riders might want to know how to change their
oil. I decided I'd supplement available information with a
picture DIY.

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It's really not too hard, takes only about 30 minutes to


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The only tools needed are:

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You will also need new oil and a small funnel.


I am using Shell Rotella T5 10W-30 semi-synthetic motor oil.

Now onto the oil change....


Warm up the bike by riding it so that the oil flows out quickly.
Remove the oil filler cap, located on the right of the bike.

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Locate the engine oil drain bolt and loosen it. It is a 12mm
bolt. Quickly remove it so that you don't get oil all over
yourself.

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While that is draining out, remove the right lower fairing bolt.
It is a 5mm hex bolt. Behind it is the oil filter.

I didn't remove the middle fairing. I just pried back the right
lower fairing. It doesn't give you too much room, but it is
enough to sneak out the filter.
Remove the four 8mm bolts of the oil filter housing, which is
the circular object the arrow is pointing towards. The four
bolts are circled.

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The oil filter housing should come out now, with quite a bit of
oil. It is somewhat messy, try to get your oil drain pan
underneath the filter housing. It will drip over the exhaust
as well if it is on the side stand.

Underneath the filter, which is the large object in the middle of


the housing is a spring. Make sure you don't let that escape.

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This is the new filter. Note the OUTSIDE written on it. That
part needs to be mounted facing outwards.

Hold back the fairing and put the new filter with OUTSIDE
facing outwards as pictured below.

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Now, with the new gasket in place, re-insert the oil filter
housing, making sure the spring is in the same place. It may
take a third hand(helper) to hold the fairing back and get a
bolt in so that it stays in place. I believe the torque value for
the oil filter housing bolts is 9 ft/lbs. I just hand tightened
them, plus a little more and it does not seem to be leaking.
Next, with your new crush washer, put some engine oil on
the drain bolt threads and hand tighten it back into place.
Then with your torque wrench at 18 ft/lbs tighten the oil drain
bolt down.
Now with your new oil and funnel, fill up the oil so that it
reads between the upper and lower levels in the oil sight
window on the right side of the bike. Do this with the bike
level. Now close up the oil filler cap. Start the bike up so that
oil can circulate through it. Then turn it off and leave it for a
few minutes while you clean up. Check it while level again and
pour in more oil so that the level is correct. Make sure you
replace the oil filler cap.
Notice the upper and lower marks.

Congratulations! Your oil change is complete. Ride and enjoy


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Anyone know how to change the thread name? I managed to


forget to get rid of the Year Make Model bs.
Thanks!
Please let me know of any changes and suggestions for this
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Nice job, that will be very helpful.


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Good job........thanks.
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04-07-2012, 02:41 AM

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good job
..I will add here the bike drains 1.5 quarts of oil at oil
change.....it takes 1.6 to fill it back up if you change the filter
too (the bike holds 1.8 quarts total when filled after
disassembly)
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Awesome thread. This will be most helpful; thanks you!


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Anyone know how to change the thread name? I
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Luke usually changes them when

Tired of 'Year, Make, Model, Be Descriptive!"?


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I think the best that can do is change the title of the post?
I'll wait for him to fix it I guess.
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Is the new gasket absolutely imperative? I went and bought a


couple filters and some oil today, didn't think about the seal.

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the gasket is probably good for a few changes, but having one
sitting nearby in case the old one decides to start leaking isnt
a bad idea.
one thing that people may want to look at though is
motorcycle oil vs car motor oil.

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that the clutch doesnt end up slipping when its not supposed
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