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    Default Oil and Filter

    So now the sprockets done,i'm gonna do a service,
    so what oil and filters are we all using
    Stay Safe Baza
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    I tend to take the view that any oil filter designed for the Rotax engine will be as good as any other. In terms of oil, I always go for a good make which in the case of my local motorcycle shop tends to be Motul oils. The main choice is between an JASO MA2 mineral oil (3000 4T) or semi-synth (7000 4T). The latter is better in principle in terms of protecting the engine but I've had clutch drag issues on my other Rotax engined bike which prefers mineral oil which I then used on my F650GS.
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    There was a deal on e bay for morris oil and dakar filter for less than 4 litre of oil. Think it was m and p. 28 quid. May still be there.

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    It is still on m&p seller. semi synthetic good quality oil. Also available with motul or motrex oil.

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    and while we are on about oil changing does the bike have a sump plug or is it as i have heard and you need a pump to remove the old oil ?
    i dont know where im going but i will when i get there

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    Baza has an F650GS, I believe. For this bike, changing the oil means draining the oil tank mounted in the false petrol tank and then draining the engine's sump via the sump plug underneath.
    2006 F650GS in Black
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    ok thanks very much for letting me know, does the oil tank in the dummy fuel tank have a drain plug as well
    i dont know where im going but i will when i get there

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    Quote Originally Posted by catspaw View Post
    and while we are on about oil changing does the bike have a sump plug or is it as i have heard and you need a pump to remove the old oil ?
    not sure which model you have, not in profile? All models have sump plugs to my knowledge,
    make sure yours is not damaged before you try to removed, needs proper fitting tool, plug is quite soft , easily damaged, plus thread could be longer into casing, don't strip by over tightening. One mod is to fit sump plug from flat twin model, not sure which, it's got longer thread. Picked one up BN OS on eBay, ready for my next oil change
    2003 GS Dakar
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    + loads TT stuff that came with it!

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    My dakar is fitted with a fumoto plug, just turn a lever to drain no need to remove sump plug once fitted drain plug on remote will be lowest of 3 fitted with washer.

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    now that sounds a brilliant idea
    i dont know where im going but i will when i get there


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