Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Yeah the 00-01 models didn't have those gills I think, can't do it with my bike. I take the left lower off, but it's not too bad...I'd rather see things and make sure hoses and other stuff is in place while I am at it (non oil change related...)...
Just be sure to warm the engine a good bit, I usually let mine run for a few minutes until the stator cover is just barely "hot to the touch" (not enough to burn, but really warm). Find a good low profile drain pan (Autozone has the drain/storage combos that work well..), slip it under the plug hole and wrench that sucker off.
Maybe for the next oil change, may I recommend Mobil 1 Racing 4T synthetic...I know others on here swear by other stuff, but I trust M1...There's a reason Corvettes come from the factory with it...
Throw in a little Lucas Oil stabilizer (5% of total oil put in...which is usually 3 QTs, so do the math cause i suck at it..). It helps to keep the oil from draining down into the pan when the bike sits for extended time periods (can be a problem with full synthetics)..It's helped me milk a stock 2000 clutch to 10,000 miles when a lot of them went out around 2,000....
Hope this helps!
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Last edited by mattbholland; 04-28-2009 at 08:45 PM.