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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-24-2018, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Change - Kawasaki Vulcan 900 - Step-by-step Instructions

I decided to make a video on how to change oil on Kawasaki Vulcan 900. I hope it will help those who do it first time.
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I haven't had to do an oil change yet so I found this very helpful, thanks!
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few thinks to say after watching the video (great job), only hand tighten the filter as much as you can, and then I give it another one-eigth extra turn with the wrench, if you can get a good hand grip on the filter and really hand tighten it, then you might not need to add the extra with the wrench, I only use a wrench for the extra little bit more for a snug solid fit, (my hand strength is not the best) but be careful not to squish the rubber gasket with the wrench, just a real good snug seal, and ya lube the rubber gasket with oil before putting it on. and i use metric measuring cups for the exact amount of oil to put in because I don't trust my guess measuring.

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The only thing missing is the occasional check of the oil pump screen as well.

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Just did the oil change on my 2016 Vulcan 900 Custom per the service manual and your video. As an FYI- I had an OEM oil filter and found that a Honda/Nissan Oil Filter (cap type) wrench (64mmx14) fits the OEM oil filter perfectly on the Vulcan 900 Custom. Thank you for the informative video!
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FYI- here's a photo of the Oil Filter Wrench that worked with the OEM filter.
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FYI- here's a photo of the Oil Filter Wrench that worked with the OEM filter.
Thank you. Great idea with the Oil Filter Wrench.
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thanks guys.......

a shade tree mechanic that had a 2006 vulcan9, said if you wana do synethetic, wait till you do 11k of conventional oil changes
before doing full synthetic...

I just mine used with 3k on it, it had only one done at 1k miles, so only 2 k on the oil over a few years of sittin in the guys garage, should I be worried?

Also, i wana do synthetic, 10-40w, when can I start that yall?
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That is an old wise tale. Many vehicles come from the factory with syn oil. You can change now if you want.

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thanks yall

what about the 2012 v9 tranny oil, is it just the motor oil or separate?

If not, what tranny fluid, and how often should you change it, how?DIY.....?
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