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Oil Filter Location

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  1. Coolpreese
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    I just got my Clymer service book and it describes that you have to remove the mufflers and front exhaust pipe to get to change the oil. This is a poor design on Yamaha's part. Does anybody make a mod kit to solve this problem?

  2. gcdaj
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    yes

  3. 2WheelPik
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    Yeah, they have oil filter relocation kits (aka ORKs) that sell for around $200, and it puts the oil filter up in front of the motor and it's a spin-on style of filter. I haven't put one on yet, but from what I read they're pretty easy to install.

    BTW, you do not have to do remove the muffler and floorboard if you're just changing the oil; you only have to remove those parts if you're changing the filter (which they recommend at every other oil change)

  4. rapurnz
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    I installed a Jardine oil-filter relocation kit. It uses a spin filter and has a nice chrome billet cover that goes over the filter. Changing the stock filter is not complex, just time consuming. Yes, Yamaha should have supplied the relocated filter on the stock bike as well a comfortable passenger seat, tubes of touch up paint etc., etc. They don't try too hard when it comes to customer satisfaction.

  5. enolz2
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    i do like my new yammy,but my old honda was a cinch to change oil an get add ons.

  6. aplumnj
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    I went with the PHAT Performance Oil Relocation Kit. This one came with three chrome filters and costs less then others. I have friends with Vstars and the Barons kit and the Jardine kit, all work great and the Jardine uses standard filters with a chrome cover.

    No matter, a ORK is a must for these bikes! Money well spent.

  7. 2WheelPik
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    I went with the PHAT Performance Oil Relocation Kit. This one came with three chrome filters and costs less then others. I have friends with Vstars and the Barons kit and the Jardine kit, all work great and the Jardine uses standard filters with a chrome cover. No matter, a ORK is a must for these bikes! Money well spent.
    Do you have it installed yet?

  8. dez1877
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    Any concerns from you all regarding the small oil lines in the Jardine? I've read (on some other forums) there may be a problem with the engine not getting enough oil flow. I've got the Jardine, and wonder if I should be getting nervous? Anyone have experience with the Jardine?

  9. vstarrider281
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    I do not know what size lines are delivered with the Jardine. I installed the chrome/black model from here. They also have a note for those doubting the line size.

    motorcycleenhancements.com/

  10. drplmgr
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    It seems to be a real pain to replace the oil filter. I'm glad I picked up the 4 yaers maintance plan with the bike.

  11. rljonz
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    It all depends on how much time you want to spend on the oil change. I find it adds about 20 minutes to my oil changes but for the cost of the ORK I can spend the extra 20 minutes every other oil change changing the stock filter myself.

  12. ybzerra
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    The Phat ORK lines will fit the Jardine rig. I've not heard of anyone having issues with the line size, however. Lots of concern, but no problems.

    I have one, and have not had any issues.

    JP

  13. ptawith
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    I've got a 2005 1100 classic with the Jardine ORK and about 8,000 miles on it. The kits been on since it rolled out of the showroom with no problems.

    Oil changes are a quick 15 minute affair, the hardest part is getting the cover back on the filter.

    Well worth the $.

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