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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 01:06 PM
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The filter is behind a 3" round cover on the bottom of the bike in between the two drain plugs.

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Is that where that large drain plug was. It was between the 2 main drain plugs
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I'm thinking yes. Stick the plug (long hollow bolt) back in about half way and wiggle it back and forth. The oil filter cover should come loose then. There will be a spring and washer in there also.



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I will try that tonight, thanks for your help. the whole cover will come off i am guessing. Is there 3 other screws as well that have to come out or just the main bolt?
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I always replace both aluminum drain plug gaskes as well as both o-rings on the filter cover and center bolt.

It should hold just over 5 qts of oil.

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perfect, what type of oil are you running. Where is the best place to purchase the gaskets and o rings
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perfect, what type of oil are you running. Where is the best place to purchase the gaskets and o rings
I'm the odd ball, I buy Honda oil filters, the aluminum drain plug gaskets and o-rings from my local Honda dealer. I know you can buy them cheaper from other places but you can't buy better.

I like Valvoline 10w40 ATV oil and have been using it for the last 11,000 miles.

I'm sure there are "better" and/or "cheaper" but I'm happy with what I use and I'm the only one who counts.

I figure I have spent about $800 for oil changes over the last 10 years. Money well spent in my opinion.

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Oil filter is not exposed like a car, it is a cartridge. Location is bottom center under front skid plate. I believe 13mm head on bolt. Looks like a round cover with cartridge inside. be careful to not loose washer, spring or any o-rings. Cover may not come off easily and may need small scraper or razor blade between cover and housing to get it loose.
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