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Nice video! Word of advice for new people changing their oil.. PLEASE don't over tighten the oil filter. There is a little pictograph on the side of the filter. Correct tightness is 3/4 turns after the gasket touches the mounting surface. Basically I hand tighten it snug and I've never had an issue. Also always put some oil on the gasket before installing the filter.

OH, and the nut on a K&N filter is for REMOVING only. It isn't for installing or torquing! :wink:
 

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I was the perfect oil change video up to 5:42 and then all **** broke loose, first the bolt in the oil then the hand, oh the humanity.:biggrin:
Ummm... I dropped the bolt in the oil so uhh, It would be well lubricated... Ya I'm going with that - Says so right on the missing page they didn't put in the manual " submerge drain bolt in Oil before reinstalling..

Honestly I was just trying to show how easy it is to change the oil using a cycle stand..! My originally thought was to pre-prep everything and do the job in 6 minutes or less - then I thought its Sunday... Ill Just chill and make a DIY video that may help someone.
 

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Nice video! Word of advice for new people changing their oil.. PLEASE don't over tighten the oil filter. There is a little pictograph on the side of the filter. Correct tightness is 3/4 turns after the gasket touches the mounting surface. Basically I hand tighten it snug and I've never had an issue. Also always put some oil on the gasket before installing the filter.

OH, and the nut on a K&N filter is for REMOVING only. It isn't for installing or torquing! :wink:
Excuse me... Your just saying all that, because what you've stated above is actually good advice... Wait I thought I showed putting some oil on the filter O-ring before installing.
 

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OH I wasn't critiquing your video! Just adding helpful advice to newbs. I don't know how many times I've bought a vehicle and Hurcules installed the oil filter... The factory ones are on tight as well. I would venture to guess that the torque rating they suggest is too high, but since not everyone has the "touch" of working on vehicles, "snug" to someone might be loose.

Also I think the oil filter companies recognize that some install it too tight as well since they put instructions right on the filter lmao.
 

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Nice video. One little tip is, you can reuse those Kawasaki drain bolt washers about 1,000,000 times. Just make sure the surfaces are clean.

Some bikes use a crush washer, which is mostly a "one time use" product. The Kawasaki part is just thick aluminum.
 

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Hey man, don’t beat yourself up it was a great and informative video.
 

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...The Kawasaki Oil, Filter & Aluminum washer cost $32.00 total - $8.00 bucks more if you go full synthetic oil.
You got a good price on the oil change kit. When I did mine I couldn't find the Kawi kit for less than $52 (synthetic).

I ended up getting prey of marketing hype and bought the Motul 300V and the Hiflo oil filter. The shifting is smother. I want to see if it keeps that smooth for the whole year until the next oil change. I don't make 6k miles a year, so I usually change my oil and filter once a year.
 
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