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Choosing the correct oil!


Adam Wood
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Hey guys,

Fairly new to riding here and it’s got to the point where my bike is flashing the ‘CHANGE OIL’ warning. I ride a Yamaha YZF-R125 (2016) and am a bit stumped on which oil I should be using. The manual lists many types (specifically oil such as ‘SAE 10w-30, 10W-40 etc) but when I search for them they are listed as ‘four stroke oil’ which doesn’t look right to me. any advice on which oil should be used is much appreciated. 
Thanks!!

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Hi,

don't forget the oil filter, best to do them together, your engine will appreciate you for it. A 30 second search on ebay reveals...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125422432121?fits=UKM_Make%3AYamaha&hash=item1d33c26f79:g:dsEAAOSw84ZiN5bw&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAA8E8LB5Bm5KgeU0fDaIA2MyELiNqsMFwO1T

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59 minutes ago, Nick the wanderer said:

Hi,

don't forget the oil filter, best to do them together, your engine will appreciate you for it. A 30 second search on ebay reveals...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125422432121?fits=UKM_Make%3AYamaha&hash=item1d33c26f79:g:dsEAAOSw84ZiN5bw&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAA8E8LB5Bm5KgeU0fDaIA2MyELiNqsMFwO1T

Much appreciated, I’ll do some research into oil filter replacement but I’m almost certainly going to purchase this kit! Thank you so much!

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10 minutes ago, KiwiBob said:

Or, if its copper, you could just anneal the old one by heating it up to cherry red on your gas cooker!

And spend money in gas plus the time instead of spending £1 on a new one...

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Hi,

if you want to do your own maintenance Haynes manuals are an old school book that shows you how to do most things, they are model specific and are good for having a browse. That and YouTube. I haven't watched this all the way through but you get the idea.

 

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