This is a very simple workable procedure to use the first time
you change your oil and filter. It enables you to change your oil
and filter without a lift, or special blocks to ride up on etc…
6, 8 and 10mm Allen (hex) key 3/8" sockets or
Socket wrench (3/8") and a 2” & 10” extension
12, 14 & 17mm. sockets
8 and 17mm short box wrenches
Shallow oil drain pan.
Short section of a 2”x4” piece of wood. About 4”
long will do.
Oil – 4 Quarts of MC specific oil (your choice)
Oil filter – Yamaha 4X7-13440-90
Wipe rags & Paper towels
A 10” square of aluminum foil paper towels
1. ) With your bike in gear, place the short piece
of 2”x4” under your side stand. The small block of wood
positions the bike in more of an upright attitude. This will give
you a bit of working room under the bike, but it will not raise it
to the point of going over in the other direction.
2. ) Locate and lightly loosen the following bolts
The oil drain plug - With the 17mm. socket wrench, Break loose the
oil drain plug, but do not unscrew it (make sure that you have not
loosened it to the point where the oil starts to seep out. (The silver
colored bolt on the underside of the case, on the left side of the
bike under the shifter)
The two nuts holding the forward exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifold
with a 12mm socket wrench (Just break them free, do not remove them)
3. ) Take the bike out of gear. Remove the block of
wood from under the side stand and warm the engine up by starting
it and letting it idle for a few minutes. Then shut it down.
4. ) Put the bike back in gear and place the wood block
back under the side stand. Slide the shallow oil drain pan under the
engine and back out the oil drain bolt using either the 17mm short
box wrench or the 17mm. socket wrench, so that you can unscrew it
the rest of the way and remove it with your fingers. Clean the drain
bolt with a rag and put it aside.
5. ) Using the 10mm hex socket, remove the two bolt
holding the mufflers to the frame. Next, loosen the clamps holding
the front pipes to the mufflers using the 6mm hex socket. Using the
wipe rags (HOT!), pull the mufflers toward the back of the bike. They
should slide right out.
6. ) (This step is only required if you have an 1100
Classic with floorboards) Using the 14mm socket and wrench, loosen
the two bolts holding the right floorboard until they are almost completely
out, and the floorboard will hang down slightly.
7. ) Next, using the 8 mm wrench, remove the bolt holding
the rear brake reservoir. Let the unit hang loose.
8. ) Using the 12mm socket, remove the two nuts on
the forward exhaust pipe flange. Grabbing the front of the pipe with
wipe rags, gently remove the front exhaust pipe. Take extreme care
in removing the pipe as you will scratch it (like the dealer’s
shop always does) if you are not careful. If the copper gasket falls
off the engine, just let it go. I promise you that it will be very,
very HOT! Just make sure that it goes back on when you re-assemble
9. ) Using the 8mm hex socket with the 10 in. extension
(or an 8mm. “T” wrench) loosen the five case screws holding
the filter cover. There are 3 different lengths of screws, so leave
them in the cover. You don't need to remove the 3 screws holding the
round “Yamaha beauty” cover on the filter cover, there
is nothing behind this cover (It comes off easily to enable you to
buy a new one from the Star Catalog for $39.95 STR-5KS27-43-02 that
does not say Yamaha). Remove the filter cover. If you wrap a small
square of aluminum foil over the section of frame and wiring just
below the filter cover, you will avoid slopping oil over the frame
of your bike.
10. ) You will find an unpolished filter hatch plug
underneath which you will need to wiggle back and forth as you pull
straight out to remove it. Be careful not to damage the O-rings on
the cover. Wipe any grit or dirt away with a clean paper towel.
11. ) Remove the filter (pay attention to the orientation
of the filter when you remove it). Wipe any sediment from the filter
chamber with a clean paper towel and insert the new filter.
12. ) Reinstall all parts in the reverse order of disassembly
13. ) Unscrew the black plastic oil filler cap and
insert the funnel into the filler hole. Engine Oil with oil filter
replacement (3.28 US qt) ( 0.28 quart = 8.96 oz ) Engine Oil- Without
oil filter replacement
(3.17 US qt) ( 0.17quart = 5.44oz )
Start the bike and bring it up to full operating temperature.
Check for any signs of leaking oil from the filter hatch and the drain
When you shut the engine down, check your oil level
in the sight glass on the left side lower engine case. The bike must
be held level front to back and side to side. This is quite a balancing
act as your head needs to be about 14” off the ground in order
to see the oil level in the sight glass.
Keep it in the wind…
Larry Marino – Winter Park, Florida