So you own a dirt bike, right? Well if you don't, you can still read since changing oil on a dirt bike is one of the most important things to know.
With these Hondas, all you need to do IS change the oil.
Since these dirt bikes don't have oil filters, the cost is only oil
REMEMBER: Safety first
Step 1: What You Need
What you need for this instructable is:
Oil (check your owners manual for weight)
oh ya, and a bike to preform the oil change on.
I will be using a xr80, but the concept can be used for any air- cooled bike
Step 2: Drain the Oil
So, to drain the oil, all you need to do it unscrew two things.
Unscrew the filler cap/dipstick. This will remove the vacuum seal so the oil will run as free as a turtle
Unscrew the drain bolt located underneath the engine
Wait 5 minutes for all the oil to come out
Step 3: Add Oil
Now that you have drained out that nasty oil, lets put some clean oil in
After replacing your drain plug, kindly insert your funnel into the filler hole.
Then, fill your NEW oil into the bike (check you manual on how much oil you need, the xr80 took 1 quart)
Finally, run your bike for awhile, check your dipstick, and add more oil if needed.
Step 4: READ BEFORE DRAINING OIL
Don't do the last step until you complete this step. I guess I should have put this step first... oh well!
BEFORE you drain the oil, warm up your bike and place the catch pan under the bike.
Now you can complete the step before this
Step 5: Conclusion
You just complete your crucial oil change for your baby!!!! How does it feel?
Check your manual to see how often you need to change your oil. If you race, I suggest you change it before each one.
If you have any questions or see a mistake, give me a shout out in the comment section.
Here is a video of the whole process from start to finish
Thank you for reading!! It would be great if you vote for me in the motorcycle contest!!!