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jamesfs912 10-09-2008 08:23 PM

klx 250 oil change
 
I changed my oil today for my 2006 klx250s and the oil filter. When I took the oil filter cover off the bike the was a spring behind the oil filter. The only way I could put the spring and the oil filter back in properly seemed to put the bike on it's side. Is there an easier way to do this? By the way of course the manual they give you, did not help me at all. thanks

MOKE1K 10-10-2008 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by jamesfs912 (Post 195596)
I changed my oil today for my 2006 klx250s and the oil filter. When I took the oil filter cover off the bike the was a spring behind the oil filter. The only way I could put the spring and the oil filter back in properly seemed to put the bike on it's side. Is there an easier way to do this? By the way of course the manual they give you, did not help me at all. thanks

If your speaking of the owners manual that's correct it's not supposed to tell you anything about servicing other than maybe adjusting your chain and a few other minor things.

Not sure why you had to lay it on its side, but you shouldnt have to? The spring tension should'nt be that strong?
Is that why you had to lay it on its side? Or was it the cover that you had a hard time with?

What year? Although they should be the same.

Shinglejohn 10-10-2008 12:07 PM

Hearing that you laid that poor thing on its side makes my teeth hurt.
Oil filter springs always make for a pain in the butt, the best thing to do is just keep working at getting the filter bolt threads started while cussing and screaming your little head off. While this might enrage your overly zealous christian neighbors with the three creepy kids, it wont scratch the hell out of your chrome/paint.

Shinglejohn 10-10-2008 12:10 PM

by the way, get your self a clymer manual. they are 20-30 bucks on ebay. They are a great investment.

The_AirHawk 10-10-2008 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Shinglejohn (Post 195643)
by the way, get your self a clymer manual. they are 20-30 bucks on ebay. They are a great investment.

Are you SURE that you're a "New Guy" around here?

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