Join Date: Jul 2017
Year/Make/Model: 2016 Vulcan Vaquero
I just did my first ever oil change on the Vaquero last Saturday. What a pain it was getting the stock oil filter off; that was the toughest, most stubborn oil filter I ever took off a motorcycle ever.
Of course none of the oil wrenches I had could loosen the filter, so I had to make two trips to the store to buy different ones. No go. Then I did the old "stab it with a screwdriver" and try to twist it off trick. No go. Finally got it off by stabbing it with a pair of locking pliers, WD40, scraped knuckles, and a lot of cursing.
Put on a new K&N oil filter, replaced the stock air filter with a K&N air filter, and filled her up with almost 5 quarts of pretty, new, clean 10W-40 motorcycle oil.
Now the oil light keeps flashing when I start her up. I haven't rode it yet or revved the engine, just in case. Ran out of daylight time to work on it, then it rained.
I'll take another look after Thanksgiving because I need to make sure I filled it up correctly before I attempt to pull the battery for winter storage in bike shed.
Any advice on the oil warning light or does it reset after pressure builds up? Or is it still thirsty? It looks full on the dipstick with the bike on kickstand with blocks underneath to make it level.
thanks all and Happy Thanksgiving