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Author Topic: Changing Oil of a UCE RE on youtube  (Read 1518 times)

singhg5

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Re: Changing Oil of a UCE RE on youtube
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2011, 10:25:28 PM »
      Thank you, Thank you ALL for your appreciation and comments.  

@Bradey - Good tip !   I do coat the new filter with oil when I change oil.  But I had no picture of that step, so it slipped my memory. I will put a comment on the youtube.

@Ray - Sometimes I tilt the bike from side to side but not always. I left it out because in my opinion it is not a necessary step but is optional. My main concern was that if a viewer tilts the bike and it accidently falls, the viewer may blame the video ;).  I wanted to avoid that situation.

@Twin - I did buy the 'new-improved' cap, but it is hard to describe why I like to keep pushing on the spring, holding the washer/brass plate on filter, and all the excitement and sense of fulfilment when all parts fall in place  ;D.  Working with the original has its own mazaa.  This is an Hindi (Panjabi) word that is hard to fully describe.  But I think you get it !

@Simon - The oil is pale yellowish and may be some refraction of light looks greenish.

The video is not an Offical RE How To Do Video. It is how I do something. It is not all inclusive. Hopefully some people will find it useful and for others it may create an interest in RE.

I want to produce some more videos describing service / manintenace procedures done on my motorcycle. I hope other RE owners also do the same with other themes and show how they maintain or repair their bikes, so that we can keep our bikes running and thumping ;D.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2011, 02:27:54 AM by singhg5 »
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Re: Changing Oil of a UCE RE on youtube
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2011, 07:34:53 AM »
     Thank you, Thank you ALL for your appreciation and comments.  

@Ray - Sometimes I tilt the bike from side to side but not always. I left it out because in my opinion it is not a necessary step but is optional. My main concern was that if a viewer tilts the bike and it accidently falls, the viewer may blame the video ;).  I wanted to avoid that situation.


Good point, well made :) Good slide show anyway :)
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Ducati Scotty

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Re: Changing Oil of a UCE RE on youtube
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2011, 01:16:22 PM »
I didn't know tilting the bike from side to side was part of the official procedure.  Maybe I'll try it next time.  Maybe I'll start reading that fancy manual I bought ;)

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Re: Changing Oil of a UCE RE on youtube
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2011, 02:52:05 PM »
As a newbie getting ready to do his first oil change soonish, this is great! One question, what do you use to clean the plugs and filter casing? Just a rag or some kind of cleaning solution?

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Re: Changing Oil of a UCE RE on youtube
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2011, 04:35:42 PM »
Just wipe the drain plugs/magnets off with a clean rag, note if there are any really large metal bits.  The screen can be wiped and sprayed out with carb cleaner, brake cleaner, or WD-40.  If you don't have any of those just wash it with water and dish soap.  No matter how you wash it, dry thoroughly and re-install.

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