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Yamaha oil change tip

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  1. Tacgtriwer
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    After changing the oil on the VStar 1100 and Strat, Ive figured something out. The drain plugs take a 17mm wrench, but a standard one is a pain to use because it hits the ground before you get much of a turn. So just go to Sears and get a Craftsman Shorty in 17mm. Much better.

  2. Callibjkian
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    lol, simple yet excellent advice. thanks for the tip

    Mike

  3. LiddleBen
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    That is a good idea. I use a thinwall socket also.,L.B.

  4. khunder102
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    After changing the oil on the VStar 1100 and Strat, Ive figured something out. The drain plugs take a 17mm wrench, but a standard one is a pain to use because it hits the ground before you get much of a turn. So just go to Sears and get a Craftsman Shorty in 17mm. Much better.
    Or better yet, get a whole set of metric shorties. They come in handy all the time!

    g

  5. THUNDER160
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    I havs had them for a couple of years, they really come in handy....

  6. AiginudNY
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    Yeah, my ratchet would just go one click and my long wrench was a pain. I have some ball tip metric hex wrenches, that can be used on an angle, and a spline drive shorty metric drive that I am going to try my next oil change. If I still have to take the pipe, muffler and foot control off the ORK is goig on the Christmas list.

  7. Yammj
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    I use a 2 X 4 piece of wood under the kick stand for additional clearance for the wrench

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