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How to change oil and filter

Hello Gents,

My 2007 VTX 1300 R has 7000 miles on it. Last time the oil was change at 800 miles and was done by the dealer.

Is there a step-by-step instruction to change oil and filter?

Also please suggest if what oil / filter to be bought.

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Oil Change

1. Run the engine a few minutes. 2. Place 5 quart oil holder under bike(About 3 bucks from Wally World). 3. 16mm socket to unscrew oil plugs(2 of them-1 under bike and 1 lower left side of engine. 4. Unscrew and keep and eye on the crush washers. When stops dripping slide the container back and unscrew the filter. 5. Put everything back in you just took out and don't over tighten. 6. Pour 4 qts. in the engine. When the last qt. starts to drip when pouring, stop, you're real close to 3.9.
You'll get a bunch of advice on types of filters and oil. I use Honda and with 36,000 on my 06 it doesn't use a drop, so I think I'll just keep that routine. Honda says 8000 between changes. To me that's a stretch so I change every 4000. ooops, everything back you took out means a new filter. Good luck.
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That's a very good link. Also if you have the manual it has a step by step.
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Honda says 8000 between changes. To me that's a stretch so I change every 4000.
Except I do 5k intervals with full synthetic. The engine, trans, and clutch all operate in this fluid and I ride the he[[ out of it. Just gives me piece of mind. I haven't sent it out for analysis or anything.

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I would also recomend reading Tappers oil article in the "how to, step by step" section for what kind of oil to use. Most people seem to go with either Mobile 1 or Amsoil.

For oil filters... I go with Purolator PL14610 PureONE oil filter because I have gotten feedback from some pretty experienced people both motorcylce and otherwise who think Purolator makes great filters, but there are other good filters out there as well, but stay away from Fram filters for sure. I think there is some stuff on the "how to, step by step" section as well on oil filters.
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Hello Gents,

My 2007 VTX 1300 R has 7000 miles on it. Last time the oil was change at 800 miles and was done by the dealer.

Is there a step-by-step instruction to change oil and filter?

Also please suggest if what oil / filter to be bought.

Thanks
Any Honda MC dealer can sell you the right filter.

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Oil Change

When draining your oil just get an aluminum turkey pan from Walmart. Slips right under and when your done you can put the old oil in the containers that you got with the new oil. Most automotive shops will accept your old oil for recycling.

As for the throwaway pan put it in a plastic bag and your all set for the next oil change.

Don't forget to use new crush gaskets.
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Ocassionally Bike does not start

My 2007 VTX 1300 R does not start some times. The battery is not the problem. Even when I tried to jump it, the bike does not start.

I have checked the pet-cock, choke, etc. and they look okay. Couple of times it started with choke on but died in a minute. COuld this be a carb problem??

I am not an expert and scared to touch the carb. Could some one give me some tips to fix the issue?

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