[2008+] 2008 Ninja 250R oil / filter change and common torque specs - Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum
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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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2008 Ninja 250R oil / filter change and common torque specs

Oil type: API SE, SF, SG, SH, SJ or SL with JASO MA.
Viscosity : SAE 10W-40
Capacity: 1.4 qt, or 1.7qt when filter is also replaced.
Oil drain bolt: 14.5lb-ft
Oil filter mounting bolt: 14.5lb-ft
Oil screen mounting bolts: 7.25lb-ft (87lb-in)
Frequency: According to the service manual, it's recommended that you change the oil filter every oil change, and oil change at every 7500 miles (yes that's seven thousand five-hundred miles).

You do not need a rear stand for this, but it's highly recommended.
* REMEMBER TO LOCTITE ALL BOLTS!!!
* Warm the engine just enough for the oil to circulate freely.
* Place oil pan under the bike to catch the oil.
* Remove the drain bolt, and replace the washer if it's worn/damaged.
* Remove the 5 oil screen bolts, 3 short and 2 long.
* Remove the screen from the engine and clean it (many need to use a small flat head screw driver to pry it out)
* Put the screen back into the engine, gasket on the screen housing, tighten the oil screen bolts, 7.25lb-ft.
* Tighten both the drain bolt and oil filter to specs, 14.5lb-ft.
* Remove and replace oil filter, 14.5lb-ft for the filter bolt.
* Fill up the oil (1.7qt with oil filter replaced).
* Done!
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 07:22 PM
 
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Not going to do a step by step? Want me too. I need to change it soon anyway.
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Holy crap, how much more step by step do people really need? LOL
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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I treat my Maintenance stuff like no one has ever done it. Just to be safe hehehe. Also I would add what size socket you need for both bolts.

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i need to change my oil. i think i'll do it today.... repsol oil anyone? or should i stick to standard oil?

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Standard oil for me.
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change of plans. will replace the oil after track day. and get anew set of tires while im at it.

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this is a bit off topic but; vtec...where's the best place to buy a rear stand...should I just go to my local kawa dealership or internet for better deal?
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If you have spools on your swing arm, a pitbull or similar stand would work. You can get it from any motorcycle accessories store or Ebay.
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I did my oil change today and decided to remove and check the oil screen. There were a lot of debris especially metal particles. I even have a magnetic drain plug which collects the fine particles, but not big ones cause the oil screen would block it from coming out. I really didnít think this had to be done, but Iím glad I did.
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