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Old 11-03-2012, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I am new to biking and bought a 2012 650. I am looking to do and oil change as winter in pretty much arrived in my neck of the woods.

I have 700KM on the bike and bought everything I need to perform the oil change as I don't have a dealer nearby.

I have the Service Manual (downloaded from web) and am a little confused by really how much of the fairing it instructs you to take off to do the oil change. I am thinking this can't be right.

Does somebody have experience with doing the oil change on the 2012 and can let me know how much of the fairing really needs to be removed in order to perform a simple oil change.

Thank you in advanced.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is why I buy naked bikes No, really... someone will chime in, and the answer is, only as much as you have to... the lowers Id suspect.

Some guys have posted here that instead of removing the fairing, they loosened it and pulled it apart at the bottom to access the filter etc... then buttoned it back up.

Oh how I hate bikes with prissy fairings!!
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just take right side off, it's pretty easy, the bottom piece black area of fairing is connected to top portion it all comes off one piece


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Some guys find they dont have to remove fairings completely; just loosen.

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Initially I removed one side of the fairing, but as the earlier post stated you can just loosen and get to the filter.


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I have a 2012 with 1050 miles.You only need to take right side off. I just changed my oil and pulled both sides off so I could check torque on fasteners throughout the bike. It was a good thing I did too,all fasteners were good except the header bolts,they were so loose I am surprized they didnt fall off. I change to full synthetic also and can tell the difference in shifting and engine noise. (the engine noise was probably the headers)
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