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Old 12-03-2009, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Changing oil on a 2009 ZX6R


• First of all, changing the oil can be done without completely removing the fairings. I just happened to have them all off for a tutorial I put together on how to take them off. While it can be done, having them off does make it easier.

• Remove the lower fairings. (reference http://www.kawiforums.com/2009-zx-6r...-tutorial.html if needed)

• Let the bike warm up for a few minutes to thin the oil out and make it drain easier.


• Place a pan under the drain plug. (be sure to open the drain plug and vent in the pan if it is like mine, ask me how I know)


• Loosen the oil filler cap (leave it on) and remove the drain plug with a 17mm socket. I like to wear nitrile or latex gloves to make cleanup a bit easier.



• Let oil drain for a few minutes.


• The positioning of the oil filter is pretty awkward and likes to drip oil all over the side of your engine. I tried to make a little shield out of aluminum foil but it didn’t help much. If anybody has any suggestions on how to keep things clean I’m all ears.



• Remove the oil filter. (unfortunately there aren’t many pictures after this step as the process got pretty messy)

• Fill the new oil filter with oil and put some oil on the o-ring.


• Replace the washer on the drain plug with a new one, reinstall and torque to 21 ft/lb.

• Install new oil filter torquing it to 13 ft/lb.

• Remove oil filler cap and add oil.

• The engine will require 3.1 L of oil with a filter change (including the oil you poured into the filter) or 2.8 L if filter is not removed.

• Fill until you see oil between the two marks in the sight glass.


• Run the bike for a minute or three (make sure the oil icon on the LCD turns off after a few seconds, if it doesn’t you may have a problem) to let the oil circulate through the engine and filter.

• Turn the bike off and let the oil drain back into the oil pan. This will take a few minutes.

• Check the sight glass again and add oil until the oil level comes up between the two indicator lines again. (see previous pic)

And for your convenience, a .pdf copy of the above.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thrash thanks for the write up! Every time I do maintenance/mod I always say I will do a write up and it neeever happens. My "shield" is a paper bag.
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What is everyone using for oil and filters?
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use K&N. Love the design of the housing. They included a 17mm hex on the top so you can get a socket wrench on it and not have to use a filter wrench. Makes it much easier, especially in such a tight space.

For oil I've been using Spectro. Just drained the Spectro Gold semi-synthetic and put in Spectro Platinum full synthetic
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With the filter being horizontal, doesnt that make it kinda tricky to prime the filter?
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Just fill it about halfway with oil first. Mostly it just makes it tricky to change without making a mess. I've heard of people having to burp the filter after installing it because the pressure sensor isn't registering the oil. So you'd have to run the bike, unscrew the filter a bit until oil sprays out then tighten it back up. I didn't have any issues. Filled the filter, screwed it in (quickly!), filled the sump and started it up. Oil icon went off after about 3 or 4 seconds.
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Another typically super easy job made difficult by the kawasaki designers.

The horizontal oil filter makes it a messy job.

I use K&N oil filter. They have a nut welded on the top, which makes it easy to torque or remove the filter.

Nice write. Should be a sticky for us 09 zx6r riders.
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Good deal, thanks. Horizontal filter is fucking brutal.
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Oh, I forgot to mention. It is a good idea to remove any watches, bracelets, rings or any other hand mounted jewelery before unscrewing and removing the drain plug. That oil really shoots out of there.
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