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 Post subject: Oil Change
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:23 pm 
Just did my first oil change on the Morphous.
What a job !
They put the oil drain bolt too far from the filter for my oil drain pan to catch both openings and the rear kickstand gets in the way too.
I fashioned a curved plastic slide to funnel the filter run off into my pan.
The new filter cartridges don't come with the little O-ring, so I had to re-use the old one and hope it sealed.
Next trip to the parts store I'll stock up on both sizes.
I'll get a bunch of copper sealing washers too.
I'm thinking of taking the bike on it's maiden voyage to the White Mountains tomorrow, which is about a 6 hour ride on the backroads (4 1/2 highway)
Chuck if you're reading this I really would like to get a Silver Bullet if they're still available.
I'm not worried about shipping costs.


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 Post subject: Re: Oil Change
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:01 pm 
That's why I only drain one thing at a time......but it is easy to reach everything! The only special tool i use is a medical syringe with a plastic tip to fill the gear oil

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Change
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:49 am 
Guess I'm just spoiled from years of having Silver Wings.
Things are just more centered and easier to get at with a Wing, or a Big Ruckus for that matter.
I'm going to stick a new air filter in this morning while I'm at it.
The Morphous is starting to grow on me though and I like the way it pulls so strongly for a 250.
I thought about doing the 400cc swap, but am quite satisfied with it's original power plant for now.


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 Post subject: Re: Oil Change
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:22 am 
What I have done on my Yamahas, was use a 17mm to unscrew the strainer and drain oil from there. I have a catcher especially designated for Morphous oil that nestles amongst the centerstand . The strainer looks like the low point in the sump, and also provides me with a chance to clean and inspect for particles.The gear oil is approached in the normal fashion, and I too use a gear oil syringe to refill.
Replace the o rings every other change, haven't leaked yet. There is my $.02, Happy 4th everyone.
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Change
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:38 am 
That's funny, I saw that cap underneath the crank case and it looked exactly like the drain cap on my Wing, but the manual said to use the bolt on the side.
Go figure.


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 Post subject: Re: Oil Change
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:55 am 
BKamp58 wrote:
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Chuck if you're reading this I really would like to get a Silver Bullet if they're still available.
I'm not worried about shipping costs.



Pm me you address, ill take care of you.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:22 am 
Chuck 'da man! :highfive:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:45 am 
I went down to Bed Bath & Beyond and purchased myself a stainless steel syringe for filling up the final drive case (and other assorted chores)
Works like a charm.
I can't figure out that yamaha wants you to put 10W30 in for gear oil, but who am I to challenge them ?


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 Post subject: Re: Oil Change
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:41 pm 
BKamp58 wrote:
I went down to Bed Bath & Beyond and purchased myself a stainless steel syringe for filling up the final drive case (and other assorted chores)
Works like a charm.
I can't figure out that yamaha wants you to put 10W30 in for gear oil, but who am I to challenge them ?


U can use that, just know that u'll be changing it often.....I went with Mobil 1 synthetic gear oil (75w90 I believe) and haven't regretted it one bit...

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Change
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:23 pm 
I had 10W40 in the final drive with a shot of SeaFoam for a few miles to do a sacrificial oil change.
The SeaFoam thins out the oil and cleans out any dirt/sludge.
I just put in some 10W30 Synthetic, as that's what I use in the motor.
Maybe I was just hallucinating, but before I thinned out the 10W40 in the final drive, I swear I thought I could feel the difference in the way the bike engine braked. (it seemed to lug a bit more)


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 Post subject: Re: Oil Change
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:29 pm 
I do t know about that.....but since it is easy to change, id do so often....I bought a big bottle of gear oil for about $19 and have used it on both scoots for a lil over a year (i put a lotta miles on em, they're daily ridden) the Zuma has over 39k miles and the Morph has over 6k miles....

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:13 am 
Change New Big Scooter Oil Parts? i often buy Oil at www.chinesemotopartsonline.com/scooter-parts you can look for here.

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