How to change motorcycle oil filter?

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What is an oil filter?

The oil filter serves as a barrier to keep the impurities (metal, etc.) that end up in the engine oil as result of mechanical parts rubbing together and engine wear. It is thus needed to change oil filter regularly

Where is the oil filter?

Look for a cylinder near by the engine. The oil filter will be inside the pan.

When to change oil filter?

We recommend to change it every 3000 Kms and ideally before winter

Types of motorcycle oil filters

There are several types of oil filter on the market: cartridges or filters which are incorporated into the engine casing (whole block: filters + cartridges). You can use an oil filter chart to discover the oil filter recommended for your type of motorcycle/scooter

How to change oil filter?

You can refer to the page http://www.elf.com/en/advice-corner/motorcycle-oil-faq/how-to-change-motorcycle-engine-oil.html in which we explain the changing oil filter procedure

Additional advice on how to change an oil filter

While the oil is draining out, loosen the filter using an appropriate spanner (oil filter spanner) and then wait until all of the oil has drained out. Then remove the filter and the seal.
Clean and then install the new filter, ensuring that the seal is lubricated with some of the new oil. This will ensure that it is oil-tight, while at the same time preventing the seal from becoming worn and corroded.

If you use cartridges, you only need to unscrew the cover and then pull out the filter. You should then replace the seal by a new, lubricated one and clean the case before inserting the new filter.