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This is probably covered already, and it's not a very entailed job by any means, but I figured since I had to do it, I'd document it for sharing purposes.

I had to get a new (soft) aluminum pan because I overtightened the (hard) steel drain bolt and caused a leak. Well, I replaced the pan with the crushed old gasket like an idiot, and have been riding with a slow drip. Finally found the gasket and replaced it today.

You'll need 5mm hex, Sockets (9mm deep, 10, 12, 17)

Drain the oil using 17mm socket.

Remove the lower fairings on each side with the 5mm hex key. (3 on each side)


Remove the exhaust. 4 12mm bolts holding the headers on:

Then your muffler hanger:


Is this common, or is this a misfire?


Remove the fairing mounting brackets with your 9mm socket.


You don't have to entirely remove the right side, just prop it on the peg.


There's 10x 10mm bolts securing the oil pan.


This was half of the oil that was remaining in the pan after a thorough drain. Makes me want to drop it every oil change to get rid of ALL the old oil.


I used a razor blade to remove gasket material. Be careful to avoid leaving material inside pan.
Before:

After:



Line up gasket material on the oil pan and put everything back together in reverse.
 

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Dude why are your posted images so F'N Gigantic.

Please stop posting the Original sizes as it too hard to read your posts

2,368px × 3,200px is way too big for forums.
 

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That's not a misfire, but rather an exhaust leak at exhaust manifold gasket (crush washer). Exhaust manifold holder nuts probably needed to be retightened (17 ft-lbs). Did you use new gaskets?

Photos are fine on my laptop... The bigger, the better. There can never be too much resolution.
 

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yup, great pics...I hate the little thumbnail pics. You replaced the oil pan because you stripped the oil drain plug on the original? Did that take a great deal of torque? or was it cross threaded?
 

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yup, great pics...I hate the little thumbnail pics. You replaced the oil pan because you stripped the oil drain plug on the original? Did that take a great deal of torque? or was it cross threaded?
I did :/ I think I bought a cheap ass torque wrench from an auto parts store, and it humped me. Of course, the anodized steel really makes do with the softer lighter aluminum if you're not careful.

That's not a misfire, but rather an exhaust leak at exhaust manifold gasket (crush washer). Exhaust manifold holder nuts probably needed to be retightened (17 ft-lbs). Did you use new gaskets?

Photos are fine on my laptop... The bigger, the better. There can never be too much resolution.
Thanks. The nuts we're really lose, but they weren't super tight either.. I didn't use new gaskets, because I don't have any. :/ I will get some though, easy fix.

Dude why are your posted images so F'N Gigantic.
I use the embed code provided by Imgur. They are re-formatted on my laptop to fit within the forum's borders until I click on them. Maybe stop using Internet Explorer and try firefox, or better yet, Chrome.. Just try it.
 

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I use the embed code provided by Imgur. They are re-formatted on my laptop to fit within the forum's borders until I click on them. Maybe stop using Internet Explorer and try firefox, or better yet, Chrome.. Just try it.
Sory for outburst...

Solved MY issue.

I run Ad blockers and "Virticalscope' is auto blocked.
IMGUR embeded pics loose the auto re-size feature set from the USER-CP Options area.

This does not happen with Photobucket [IMG] tags that I use.

'Virticalscopr image resizer' is now whitelisted :)
 

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would have been a good time to switch to a side drain oil pan and get rid of that drain spigot that's hanging down on your original pan.
Well, never heard of that mod on here before. That would've been nice. I do pavement and dirt road riding, so I doubt that I'll ever knock the plug. Looks like the side one would spew oil over the mid pipe, no? Where can I find said part?

Sory for outburst...

Solved MY issue.

I run Ad blockers and "Virticalscope' is auto blocked.
IMGUR embeded pics loose the auto re-size feature set from the USER-CP Options area.

This does not happen with Photobucket [IMG] tags that I use.

'Virticalscopr image resizer' is now whitelisted :)
Nah man, you said please! And if I were posting photos that big, rightfully so. But, the imgur tags are still
 
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