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Offline Jim

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final drive oil change
« on: February 25, 2019, 10:27:56 am »
greetings, Im a new owner. 2015 C14. next month ill do the oil again. this time ill do the final drive oil as well. Can someone run through this for me? I'm seeing conflicting info on internet. i.e. movement of rear wheel etc.. thanks, Jim

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Re: final drive oil change
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 11:02:14 am »
Here ya go.  Make sure not to over fill.  Do NOT spin the rear wheel while filling.  HTH
C14 Final Drive Oil Change
up the oil by running the motorcycle so that the
• Warm
oil will pick up any sediment and drain easily. Stop the

motorcycle and turn the key knob to OFF.
Place an oil pan beneath the final gear case, and remove
the filler cap [A] and drain plug .
WARNING
When draining or filling the final gear case, be care-
ful that no oil gets on the tire, spoke, or rim. Clean
off any oil that inadvertently gets on them with a
high-flash point solvent.
the oil has completely drained out, install the drain
• After
plug with a new gasket.
Torque - Final Gear Case Drain Plug: 8.8 N·m (0.90 kgf·m,
78 in·lb)

Maintenance Procedure
the final gear case with the specified oil and quantity.
• ○ Fill
The oil level [A] should come to the top of the filler open-
ing.
Final Gear Case Oil:
Amount:
about 160 mL (5.41 US oz)
Grade:
API GL-5 hypoid gear oil
Viscosity:
When above 5°C (41°F) SAE 90
When below 5°C (41°F) SAE 80
NOTE
○ The term “GL-5” indicates a quality and additive rating.
A “GL-6” rated hypoid gear oil can also be used.
• Be sure the O-ring is in place, and install the filler plug.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2019, 11:06:39 am by Bud »
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Re: final drive oil change
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 11:03:46 am »
Oil level when full
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Re: final drive oil change
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 11:09:59 am »
Almost forgot.  Welcome to COG!  There ARE benefits to joining as a paying member.  Access to the super secret tech section is just one!  You can spend more on an oil change than what it costs to join.  Check out Over The Pond while you're here.  Enjoy your C14! :motonoises: :motonoises:
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Re: final drive oil change
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 12:57:59 pm »
thanks, Jim

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Re: final drive oil change
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 03:06:18 am »
Also I think its best to do the refill while the bike is on the center stand and level by putting a small piece
of wood under the front tire. Definitely not while the bike is on the side stand.
In theory, practice and theory are the same. In practice, they aren't. Without data you are just another guy with an opinion.