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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-25-2017, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Cost of oil change

Just curious does anyone know what the dealers charge for oil changes on Voyagers? Mention if you are quoting a U.S. ir Canadian dealer.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-25-2017, 10:30 AM
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Up here in the great white north.... I let my local dealer do the first oil change at 1000klms. and they charged me $160 bucks but they put 5 liters of 10/40 S4 full synthetic oil in with filter. since then I change oil myself every 5000 klms using the same 10/40 S4 synthetic oil and oil filter for about $70 bucks CDN. it takes me about half an hour to change including cleaning up under the motor and frame. 24000 klms now and its all smiles per miles for me. 2015 vucan vaquero.

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For the VN1600, I did the oil change by myself using high quality oil for 7,50€ / liter plus filter for 5€.
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Up here in the great white north.... I let my local dealer do the first oil change at 1000klms. and they charged me $160 bucks but they put 5 liters of 10/40 S4 full synthetic oil in with filter. since then I change oil myself every 5000 klms using the same 10/40 S4 synthetic oil and oil filter for about $70 bucks CDN. it takes me about half an hour to change including cleaning up under the motor and frame. 24000 klms now and its all smiles per miles for me. 2015 vucan vaquero.
Yup,just what rozie said,70 bucks Diy ,1700 nomad,pretty easy bout 20 minutes
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Geez,,,$29 for 4 qts T6 15w40 and $4 for Purolator filter....20 minutes labor.
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Kawasaki 10w-40 full synth $70cdn for 5L, plus $15 k&n filter.
Have used Rottel T6 $48-5L.
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Hey Soyarm or KawMan..Any links to DIY on Forum?? I'm looking to do my own 22.5K mile service...Squealer wants $450+ and then brakes and coolant flush ON TOP of that!! No way!! I have a 2012 VN1700CCF. Thanks for any help...Kevin
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I got a shop manual on DVD from dealer that sold me a 2011. The service manager did that during the first or second interval. Didn’t go back after that.
At 24,000 Km’s I went for a stock k&n air filter.
Regular oil and filter changes.
Tapered roller steering head bearings take out “death wobble”. If going that route then do a
Fork oil change, possible fork spring change if you want.
Haven’t changed brake fluid or pads yet. Only when needed, maybe in a year or two.
Tires and oil changes biggest items so far.
There’s lots of info on this site, just need to get right search question or key words.
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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.

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Not trying to be a wise guy, but are you sure the light is warning of an oil problem? Look right above the light, is the oil indicator there on?
After I change the oil in mine, the light normally goes off in a few seconds, seconds that seem like hours!
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