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    Oil Change
    on: Nov 04, 2017, 06.23 pm
    Nov 04, 2017, 06.23 pm
    Alright am I missing something, like a very basic topic on oil change?  I know the filter, viscosity specs, etc, bu wanted to do a quick read of what I though would be an easy to find thread with torque specs and or tricks/watch for type of advice - did use search functionality however it returned a ton of results and didn't get through them all but seemingly nothing right on point.  Even YouTube was devoid of a video for the TTSE. :084:

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    Re: Oil Change
    Reply #1 on: Nov 04, 2017, 07.12 pm
    Nov 04, 2017, 07.12 pm
    What exactly are you looking for?

    Center stand with about a 1" spacer under front tire to level bike.

    It is a spin on filter so snug is good.  Probably printed on the filter or box it came in to go 1/2 to 3/4 turn after the gasket touches.

    Drain bolt is on bottom of motor.  Tighten it to 18 ft/lb (25 nm).  4 quarts should do ya.

    Page 124 in the owners handbook.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Oil Change
    Reply #2 on: Nov 04, 2017, 07.16 pm
    Nov 04, 2017, 07.16 pm
    Thanks, always the little things like leveling out the bike with a spacer that I find helpful!  Oil changes are pretty basic, but having never done one on this bike I figured Forum was worth a look and was surprised I was unable to find a thread easily.

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    Re: Oil Change
    Reply #3 on: Nov 04, 2017, 07.26 pm
    Nov 04, 2017, 07.26 pm
    Being a newer owner I've only had the initial oil change made.  Isn't there some "tip" about loosening some part of the body work to make removing the filter easier/possible without actually removing bits and pieces of body work??

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    Re: Oil Change
    Reply #4 on: Nov 04, 2017, 07.39 pm
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    I don't recall removing any plastic at all. Getting the filter off is snug room, one reason a lot of folks like the k&n  filters because they have the hex head you can fit a socket to. You will need a funnel with a small exit hole for refilling of course.
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    Re: Oil Change
    Reply #5 on: Nov 04, 2017, 07.40 pm
    Nov 04, 2017, 07.40 pm
    Well now there is interesting question, looked at manual but not bike, are there body panels that have to be loosened or removed to get at filter - bike in another location or else I would just go and look for myself.

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    Re: Oil Change
    Reply #6 on: Nov 04, 2017, 07.51 pm
    Nov 04, 2017, 07.51 pm
    Nope. Filter is right by your left foot on the side of the engine when you sit on the seat.
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    Re: Oil Change
    Reply #7 on: Nov 04, 2017, 08.07 pm
    Nov 04, 2017, 08.07 pm
    Just did my T100 Bonnie and it uses the same KN filter and pretty much oil viscosity 10/40 - makes stocking easy I guess.  The Bonnie is my "Town Bike" as I like to call her, anything less than 100 miles - which it seems all my HD riding buddies like to do, including with their 30K Touring Bikes - such a waste.  Now I know people have taken the Bonnie coast to coast and you know when I ride her, she's comfortable enough - unless I just got off the TTSE then it seems like a buck-board and I did change the OEM seat out - but overall what great bikes these Brits are.  Here's to hoping there will be a suitable replacement for the TTSE in about 4 years.  In lieu of new ( basically unchanged) model I bought the 5 year unlimited mileage warranty so we will see what happens.

     



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