Episode 4 of the $1,000 Ninja 650R rebuild series shows you how to do an oil change on a Kawasaki Ninja 650R, including what tools, oil, filter, and torque specs to use.Read More »
How to do an oil change on a Suzuki Boulevard M50 and Suzuki Boulevard C50. Article with accompanying video walks you through it in 7 easy steps!Read More »
How to change the shaft drive oil / final drive oil on a Suzuki Boulevard M50 or Suzuki Boulevard C50 in just a few minutes. Step-by-step pictorial guide and video walk-through.Read More »
This article and accompanying video will show you step by step how to do an oil change on a BMW F800R, or any other F800 series BMW motorcycle. Includes oil, oil filter, and torque specifications.Read More »
It was the beginning of my 2nd year owning and operating a motorcycle, a 1982 CB450T Hawk. Still in the honeymoon phase, I loved everything about it. I loved riding it, I loved the way it looked, and I loved working on it. It was the spring/early summer and according to the odometer, time to change the oil. I had done it twice before successfully so the third time would be a lot smoother. (as if!)Read More »
What oil should I use and how do I change the oil on my motorcycle?
KYMCO recommends 5W-50 motorcycle oil. This chart illustrates what motorcycle oil you should use based on the temperature. What you use in the desert or tropics may not be what we use here in Canada. On my KYMCO Venox, I put in fresh 10W-40 Semi-Synthetic motorcycle oil every oil change. The Synthetic vs. Non-Synthetic debate is older than I am and so I'll avoid it. I like my Semi-Synthetic, it's more than what's recommended, and it's good enough for me. Read More »