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04-18-2012, 12:47 AM (This post was last modified: 04-18-2012 01:18 AM by Jason.)
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Yamaha V-Star 650 Oil Change
How to do an oil change for the v star 650

First thing you'll want to do when changing the oil on your VStar 650 is warm up the bike for about five minutes. It will help the oil drain a little easier and it's always recommended to run the engine before you change the oil in any motor vehicle.

Next we are going to take our 17 mm wrench and on the left side of the bike, the shifter side, we're going to go up and underneath. Under there is the seventeen millimeter drain plug. We're going to take that off and drain the oil. It will take a few minutes for the oil to change so just leave the plug off until your pretty much ready to put the oil back in. Remember, though, to put the plug back in or you'll just be dumping new oil onto the floor.

Another thing your going to want to do when your changing the oil is to pull of the flow plug cap. That will help the oil drain a little more.

Okay, now we are ready to take the oil filter out. A little trick to keep your bike clean is to put foil down over the bike. It will make it clean up a lot easier.

So the first thing your going to want to do is remove the three allen head screws which a four millimeter allen wrench will take out.

FYI - the oil filter is located on the brake side of the bike right under the air filter.

Alright so the cover is moved, we're on to the next step.

The next step is to remove the inner cover with a five millimeter wrench. There should be five screws for the inner cover. Once you've removed the five screws you should be able to remove the inner cover. Just take note of where the screws go back in just so your not trying to figure it out later.

You should then see the oil filter. Pull that out and take note of the way it goes in. The nub goes to the inside towards the engine.

The oil filter used in this demonstration is a Wix 24936. Most people say that the large O ring is the correct size and the small O ring may not be used.

On the back side of the cover that we took off you will see the large O ring in there. We'll have to pull the old O ring out and put the new O ring in. Some people choose to leave the old O ring in place if it is in good shape and keep the new one as extra.

Once the O ring is in place, the oil filter is ready to be inserted back into the bike. Remember the nub goes in towards the engine. Just throw it in there and away you go. The cover will hold the oil filter in place.

Put the inner cover back on the bike using the location for the screws as noted earlier. Once the inner cover is on then replace the outer cover as well.

Once the covers are on, replace the oil plug and your ready to fill the bike with oil.

The oil used for this demonstration is Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 motor oil fully synthetic. It takes about three quarts to fill the bike but keep an eye as you fill the third quart as to not overfill the bike.

Oil capacity is 2.97 quarts for the VStar 650.

Once the oil is full, replace the cap and run the bike a few minutes to run the oil thru the system. Once the bike has ran for a few minutes check around the bike for any oil leaks.

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