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How to take care of a motorcycle


To make the best out of your motorcycle, you need to maintain it well. From engines to brakes, every part of your bike ages and needs to be protected as time passes. As we show below, you don’t always need to go to your local mechanic for some tasks. If you are a mechanic at heart, there are some tasks that are not too difficult to do on your own, such as changing your HI-PERF engine oil or even your filters. 

Let’s learn how to do these!

How to change motorbike oil?

Need to change your motorbike oil ? Doing it yourself is easy! Let me show you how to change your oil in just 30 minutes! First, remember that your oil should be changed every 5000 km.

You’ll need a seal-tight container for collecting the used oil, a pair of gloves, paper towels, a drain plug gasket, a funnel, an oil filter that’s fits your motorbike, a drain wrench and a filter wrench. That’s it, you’re all set! Place your vehicle on a flat surface and make sure the engine is slightly warm and has been turned off for about one minute....

Motorcycle oil filters

Remove your motorcycle oil filter cap, place a tray under the bike and remove the sump plug. Remove the appropriate bolt, which is the biggest one on the sump, usually on the bottom or on the side.

Once the oil is drained, remove the filter with a wrench.

Replace the sump plug, tighten to the correct torque setting as recommended in the owner's manual before spinning on a new filter. Smear the rubber filter gasket in clean oil before tightening by hand. Nip it up half a turn with the filter wrench.

Pour new oil. You can restart the bike after and check for leaks. After that, stop the engine for five minutes and check the level again.

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How to dispose of motor oil?

Most people don’t know that used motor oil can be recycled.

How to safely dispose of oil

Keep your used motor oil in a clean, leakproof container like a plastic jug or bottle. Make sure the cap is tightly sealed and store in a cool, dry place away from heat, sunlight, children and pets. Used motor oil can't be recycled if it's mixed with other liquids like antifreeze or brake fluid.

Where to dispose of oil and oil filters

Where can you take your used motor oil and oil filter to dispose of them? Many auto parts stores and some service stations will take used motor oil and oil filters for recycling. We collect used oil as well, so you can also call our sales manager, who will advise you on the best option. Don't put it out with your normal trash!

How to change motorbike oil without help?

Oil is a fundamental component for protecting a vehicle's engine and helps to ensure it has a long lifespan. The engine oil has to be changed regularly, according to the recommendations of the owner's manual. You should also refer to the owner's manual to find the TOTAL HI-PERF® that is best suited to the specific engine type.