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I am waitn for my R1, in the mean time though, can you guys tell me how difficult it is to change the oil. I mean the oil part I'm sure is not to tough, but the ferring removal. Hows that gonna be? Thanks alot!
 

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the lower is easy to remove so dont sweat it just set a towl down so you can set in on something soft so you dont scratch it just remeber treat her like a lady and take care of her and she will be a whore when you want her to
 

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I changed the oil on my 04 yesterday (200 miles). Take your time removing the plastics. The two screws located in the lower front (behind the front tire) get kinda sticky. Oh ,,,and you'll see that the 04 has a new oil cap. You have to use a tool from the tool kit just to put the new oil in.
 

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Call me paranoid, but I like the fact that you have to use a tool to open the oil cap. There are people out there that get jealous and want to put in a little extra additive in that you might not want.
 

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dchoeppner said:
Call me paranoid
you're paranoid!

Just another Frikin part to lose and have to over-pay a dealer for.. @$#@#%@#$%

Im gonna assume that the size is the same so if you want to change to the older style, you can?
 

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daddy_do_rite said:
I changed the oil on my 04 yesterday (200 miles). Take your time removing the plastics. The two screws located in the lower front (behind the front tire) get kinda sticky. Oh ,,,and you'll see that the 04 has a new oil cap. You have to use a tool from the tool kit just to put the new oil in.
What do you mean by "kinda sticky" And is there more than 1 ferring that needs to be removed? Thanks again. I dont feel like paying the shop guys 60 bucks and wasting 4 hours waitn.
 

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After riding being that the two bolts are directly behind the front tire everything is able to fling up into the bolts and stick. I have had every farings and a hole lot more off my bike so far. You will not have a problem changing the oil!! As for the oil cap, dchoeppner you are not paranoid!!! There are many people out there that may hate your bike or you for whatever reason and to much of a pus to knock it over. Also if you like the other color caps they make many be it won't get stolen.
 

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Don't know about the 04, but my 02 is the easiest sport bike to change oil on that I've ever had... I imagine the 04 is very similar...

- BA
 
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