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The weather is nice, get off early. Did my first oil change on a bike like I did on cars 1000 of times for the last 10 years. Everything goes smoothly, not a single drop of oil on the ground. Then start her up, 30 seconds later, oil everywhere. Damn.

I think I did not tight up the filter enough... don't know for sure. The O-ring definitely has a different feel than car filter.

Instead of riding, waiting for BCAA tow truck now! Damn
 

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as they say tight is tight, too tight is f****ed
 

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or you could have left the old o ring on by accident, as sometimes they tend to separate from the old filter and stay on the engine.
 

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Here are your directions:

Oil Change instructions for Cagers:

1. Wait until Saturday, drive to auto parts store and buy a case of oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree, write a check for $50.00.
2. Stop by 7 - 11 and buy a case of beer, write a check for $20, drive home.
3. Open a beer and drink it.
4. Jack car up. Spend 30 minutes looking for jack stands.
5. Find jack stands under kid's pedal car.
6. In frustration, open another beer and drink it.
7. Place drain pan under engine.
8. Look for 9/16 box end wrench.
9. Give up and use crescent wrench.
10. Unscrew drain plug.
11. Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil: splash hot oil on you in process. Cuss.
12. Crawl out from under car to wipe hot oil off of face and arms. Throw kitty litter on spilled oil.
13. Have another beer while watching oil drain.
14. Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench.
15. Give up; crawl under car and hammer a screwdriver through oil filter and twist off.
16. Crawl out from under car with dripping oil filter splashing oil everywhere from holes. Cleverly hide old oil filter among trash in trash can to avoid environmental penalties. Drink a beer.
17. Buddy shows up; finish case of beer with him. Decide to finish oil change tomorrow so you can go see his new garage door opener.
18. Sunday: Skip church because "I gotta finish the oil change." Drag pan full of old oil out from underneath car. Cleverly dump oil in hole in back yard instead of taking it back to the garage to recycle.
19. Throw kitty litter on oil spilled during step 18.
20. Beer? No, drank it all yesterday.
21. Walk to 7-11; buy beer
22. Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket surface.
23. Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine.
24. Remember drain plug from step 11.
25. Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan.
26. Remember that the used oil is buried in a hole in the back yard, along with drain plug.
27. Drink beer.
28. Shovel out hole and sift oily mud for drain plug. Re-shovel oily dirt into hole. Steal sand from kids sandbox to cleverly cover oily patch of ground and avoid environmental penalties. Wash drain plug in lawnmower gas.
29. Discover that first quart of fresh oil is now on the floor. Throw kitty litter on oil spill.
30. Drink beer.
31. Crawl under car getting kitty litter into eyes. Wipe eyes with oily rag used to clean drain plug. Slip with stupid crescent wrench tightening drain plug and bang knuckles on frame.
32. Bang head on floorboards in reaction to step 31.
33. Begin cussing fit.
34. Throw stupid crescent wrench.
35. Cuss for additional 10 minutes because wrench hit bowling trophy.
36. Beer.
37. Clean up hands and forehead and bandage as required to stop blood flow.
38. Beer.
39. Beer.
40. Dump in five fresh quarts of oil.
41. Beer.
42. Lower car from jack stands.
43. Accidentally crush remaining case of new motor oil.
44. Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil spilled during steps 23 - 43.
45. Beer.
46. Test drive car.
47. Get pulled over: arrested for driving under the influence.
48. Car gets impounded.
49. Call loving wife, make bail.
50. 12 hours later, get car from impound yard.

Money spent:

· Parts $50.00
· DUI $2500.00
· Impound fee $75.00
· Bail $1500.00
· Beer $40.00

· Total $4,165.00

But you know the job was done right!
 

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THAT is awesome. I'm sending that to every mechanic I know. :D
 

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I don't know which one I laughed at the most. Billy's post or navarcht's.... :roflmao
 

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Notice you have an SV - those Suzuki filters need to be put on friggin' tight. 2full turns after the O-ring make contact - at least that what my SV1000 needs, so assume the 650 is same (RTFM, just in case). It's not alike a car where you turn a 1/4 turn after O-ring contact...
 
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Notice you have an SV - those Suzuki filters need to be put on friggin' tight. 2full turns after the O-ring make contact - at least that what my SV1000 needs, so assume the 650 is same (RTFM, just in case). It's not alike a car where you turn a 1/4 turn after O-ring contact...
no shit. The factory filter was super tight. When I took it off, I thought the O-ring just seized up due to the extreme weather changes from Japan to Calgary (shipping day to BC was -30c in cowtown). Now I know better.

Hey Billy, where is your GF with Man-Hands?
 

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BallJi said:
Hey Billy, where is your GF with Man-Hands?
ohh be careful for what you ask, his gf is like GI JOE with the kung fu grip.:laughing
 
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Hmmm funny ..the Suzuki Filter has written right on it ..2 full turns after oring contact ..use filter wrench ...!! Maybe Bills girlfriend can read it to you while shes opening you jar of pickles....
 
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I was using HiFlo filter. Blackfoot still hasn't send me the manual, nor maintenance book, 2 months later. :surrender

Well, I should d/l it somewhere. it is just a oil change... what can go wrong...
 

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BallJi said:
I was using HiFlo filter. Blackfoot still hasn't send me the manual, nor maintenance book, 2 months later. :surrender

Well, I should d/l it somewhere. it is just a oil change... what can go wrong...
i use the hiflo on my dl, and have had no probs. its cranked on by hand, and then i mark it with a yellow paint pen, one dot on the filter and one on the engine. that way i can easily see if it ever backs out, which it never has. if you have girly hands, use the oil filter wrench.. or take up Bill's offer about his gf:laughing
 

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I'll send the girlfriend over to help, do you need a jar opened while she's at it ?
OWN3D! :laughing
 

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Hey Billy, since you're offering, she can swing by my place anytime to drain my fluids, er change my oil.

(Sorry Holly, couldn't resist.)
 
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