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
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 didnt help much. If anybody has any suggestions on how to keep things clean Im all ears.
Remove the oil filter. (unfortunately there arent 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 doesnt 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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