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    Default HOW DO I CHANGE MY OIL? Tour Deluxe

    Can anyone direct me to instructions to change my own oil in my 2005 Royal Star Tour Deluxe? I'm really tired of paying the dealer. Any recommendations on choosing the best oil? I'm in So. California and have 40,000 miles on my scoot.
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    The drain plug is under the engine and the filter is below and behind the right lower fairing. You will need a filter wrench or a strap wrench to remove the filter. Very simple process. I always drain the oil first and then move the pan below the filter before removing. The plug is a 19mm (I think), do not over tighten when replacing the plug. There have been numerous cases of stripping the threads. If you are going to do maintenance on your ride, you might want to get the shop manual for it or go to the tech articles on VR.



    Also: Don't ask what kind of oil to use because you will get 100 answers. There is nothing wrong with staying with Yamalube.
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    Oil changes are very easy to do.
    Do what Sylvester stated .
    The drain plug is a 17 MM and the filter is under the middle of the radiator tucked up so you will have to look up for it. Drain all oil until just dripping.
    To fill
    Install new fillter hand tight then 1/4 turn more,Remove the screw in plug on the right side of the motor in the clutch case. Fill with any MOTORCYCLE OIL and you should only use MOTORCYCLE OIL with about 3 1/4 qts. Start the bike up with the screw in plug put back in and let run for a min. or two. Shut down wait three min and see were the oil is in your site glass right side of the motor low towards the front under water pump cover WHEN THE BIKE IS STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN.I use a mirrow to see the site glass This should be between the 1/2 way full to 3/4 full no more or oil will come out you vent tube from the air cleaners.If not high enough add a little more oil until you see it in this area of the site glass.
    THat is all you have to do
    Last edited by bikenut; 08-26-2010 at 03:00 PM. Reason: spelling I suck at that as you can see
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    There is alot more to changing the oil than just changing the oil. Take a look at your owners manual and or service manual and jump in . There isn't to much you cant do. It will just take you longer than the dealer. I doubt the dealer does all that is necessary.

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    Whatever I posted... if you saw it before I deleted it... disregard as I musta been asleep when I read bikenut's post...

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    "Remove the screw in plug on the right side of the motor in the clutch case. .... Start the bike up with the screw in plug put back in and let run for a min."

    I think he is talking about the fill plug...

    BTW maybe because I use the "long" Purilator filter my RSV holds almost the whole gallon of Rotella synthetic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wes0778 View Post
    "Remove the screw in plug on the right side of the motor in the clutch case. .... Start the bike up with the screw in plug put back in and let run for a min."

    I think he is talking about the fill plug...
    Yes, I realized that afterwards ... got my left and right mixed up ... so I deleted my post LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrT View Post
    Yes, I realized that afterwards ... got my left and right mixed up ... so I deleted my post LOL
    Probably because you speak in English but think in Canadian!

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    Here is a service manual free for the Venture but both are same to change the oil.
    Hope this helps
    http://labs.trunkful.com/vrmanuals/index.cfm

    Section 3 page 23 for the oil change info need to change it.

    And yes I was talking about the fill plug. Thanks for pointing that out for him.
    Just hard to type what you do all the time with the right words.
    Have a great day everyone and get out and ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jercoupe View Post
    Probably because you speak in English but think in Canadian!
    watch it Jack .. I'll sic Nina on ya ... wait, never mind, you'd prolly like that LMAO ... eh

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    There is alot more to changing the oil than just changing the oil. Take a look at your owners manual and or service manual and jump in . There isn't to much you cant do. It will just take you longer than the dealer. I doubt the dealer does all that is necessary.

    I don't understand the above post. It takes about 10 minutes to change oil on the RSTD. A lot of people use Rotella 15W40 oil. You can't use car oil because some of the additives can make the clutch slip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jercoupe View Post
    There is alot more to changing the oil than just changing the oil. Take a look at your owners manual and or service manual and jump in . There isn't to much you cant do. It will just take you longer than the dealer. I doubt the dealer does all that is necessary.
    Quote Originally Posted by eazyduzzit View Post
    I don't understand the above post. It takes about 10 minutes to change oil on the RSTD. A lot of people use Rotella 15W40 oil. You can't use car oil because some of the additives can make the clutch slip.
    To answer...

    He's referring to the part that involves having a few buddies over and downing a few brewskys while ya'll take turns discussing the pros and cons of oil types and methods of replacing the filter.


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    If you have never changed oil before I recommend you have a friend help you with it the first time. It is not hard but you may also want to check a few other things. At 40k you might be due for a set of plugs and the air filter should be checked for sure. The steering head,drive train and tires could also use a look see. Once you have been walked through this stuff it is all pretty easy.
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    [QUOTE=eazyduzzit;509943]I don't understand the above post. It takes about 10 minutes to change oil on the RSTD. QUOTE]

    Your not just changing oil but you should be doing a service along with that. There are 18 things to check or service according to the general maintaince chart. But, you knew that!

    Ok, I know its 17 but the last step is popping the beer cause you got it done for about 150 bucks less than the dealer charges!
    P.s just did my 28k today.. First time to try rotella t 15w40. Took me about 4hrs cause no one was here to help me drink my brewskys !

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    Default Not sure why he is asking this again

    This question was asked and answered in this thread today.

    http://www.venturerider.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=52356

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