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post #1 of 7 Old Dec 18th, 2005, 11:53 am Thread Starter
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New LT-Bee question

This is so simple I hesitate to ask but I quickly looked thru the FAQ's and did not see any reference to it.
I have a 2006 beast and recently did a shake down to VA and back and now have 1207 miles on her. The plan was to have the dealer do the 600 inspection/maint but I now have 12 inches of snow and a frozen slush 1100 ft driveway. I do not want to leave the break-in oil in the bike over the winter and want to at least change the engine oil and filter. I found the oil drain plug ok but I cannot locate the oil filter unless it is behind what looks like a round plate with 3 hex head bolts holding it in. Right now it is cold to be crawling around on the floor quessing. So to make a long story short is that where Horst hid the oil filter and is there anything funny about those 3 bolts?

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post #2 of 7 Old Dec 18th, 2005, 12:07 pm
 
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Yes, that is where the filter is. Nothing very difficult. Make sure you keep things clean when installing the new filter. Make sure when you pull the filter out that you get the old gasket out with the filter. If left in the filter will not be installed correctly. The three screws that hold the plate have a very low torque value and should be re-installed very carefully. I once over torque and snapped the head right off. Lucky that are has lots of oil so I was able to unscrew what was left out of the hole with pliers and buy a machine screw from the local hardware store that fit just fine. Don't forget to get the engine oil up to temp. when draining.

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Thanks Phil,

Looks pretty much like my former RT down there, I just couldnt see the filter. Yepp know about getting her up temp but will be mindful of the torque on those bolts. tks again.

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Fred! Yep, change that oil and that final drive fluid and transmission fluid should be changed over to synthetic.


Look in the "articles" "technical" section of this forum for full instructions (posted in october by Mark, third one down) with photos of oil and final drive and transmission fluid changes. Watch those torque values, especially on the oil filter cover bolts.

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So to make a long story short is that where Horst hid the oil filter and is there anything funny about those 3 bolts?
Check out the Articles in the bar at the top of the page -- there's a photo-article on oil changes.

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Mark, Thanks for the Heads up on the article in the top bar, I missed that. I guess I am not as familiar with this board as I thought. Real good tutorial and I see the LT fluid changes are a little more involved than the RT's.

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Mark, I see the LT fluid changes are a little more involved than the RT's.
Happy to help. Yeah, there are maintenance days when I wish the LT was more like my R11RT, but after the first five minutes back on the road, the bother with the extra panels, brackets, etc. is completely forgotten.

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