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Oil Question

Ok guys. I'm a mechanical newbie and want to know some information. You can laugh at me all you want but at least I'll know afterwards. Anyways, I'm trying to make sure that I'm putting the oil in the right place. I've got a 97 cbr 900. I just looked at the glass screen( i guess it's the oil thingy) and noticed that it's really really low. So, where do I put the oil? I'm thinking the cap right behind the clutch cable on the transmission area. Again, you guys can help me on the terms cause I want to learn. Also, where would I add brake fluid. Lastly, for now, would it be a problem to put mobile 1 if I don't know what's currently in it? I just recently bought it from a guy and he didn't tell me what kind it was. That's all i need to know and you guys know the info so hook me up.
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Re: Oil Question

1. The oil is added in the place you described: it's called the "filler cap" the cap should tell you what viscosity oil is required.
2. The brake reservior is generally on the bars or clip-on area and you'll need to remove the cap to fill it
3. See if you can get ahold of the shop manual for your model bike. It will answer those and about any other question you have
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Sir!!... Please step away from the motorcycle.

(And order one of these)--->Linky-Do

I believe they do ship overseas.

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Re: Oil Question

Oldskool, I'm glad you answered before we got started with the smart a$$ answers.

Now that you've done that, here we go:

To assure that the bike has clean oil, drain the oil completely. Put it on a rear stand, tie the throttle on full, and aim it at a stream or river. Fire up the motor for an hour or two to make sure all the oil is out. Don't worry, bikes these days are indestructable. Then add an equal mix of tequila and NyQuill when the pipes are glowing red hot. This is to assure that the bike gets a good nights sleep and is well lubed.
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Re: Oil Question

Sorry if this thought is stupid but....

Since you are not sure with how to fill oil are you sure you are checking it correctly? The manual will explain. If you do not have the bike upright the oil will be extremely low when you look. In other words do not check the oil while on a sidestand.

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Sorry if this thought is stupid but....

Since you are not sure with how to fill oil are you sure you are checking it correctly? The manual will explain. If you do not have the bike upright the oil will be extremely low when you look. In other words do not check the oil while on a sidestand.
It's not stupid. You were absolutely right. I don't know things like that yet. I'm learning. That's why I posted this question. More advice?
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Re: Oil Question

Umm, I guess I'M the one thats stupid. Does a 900rr have the glass thingy on the crankcase to check the oil level?
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Umm, I guess I'M the one thats stupid. Does a 900rr have the glass thingy on the crankcase to check the oil level?
Not the '95.

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Re: Oil Question

Since you don't know the viscocity of the oil, you also probably don't know how long it has been in there. I would start by changing the oil and filter. Your Honda dealer can also tell you what viscocity oil to run when you buy your filter.
As to your brake fluid there are 2 resevoirs: 1 on the right handle bar and a 2nd a little up and behind the right drivers peg. They also have to be checked with the bike strait up.

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Dont forget to check your blinker fluid also, those 900rrs seem to burn through that stuff like water

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Dont forget to check your blinker fluid also, those 900rrs seem to burn through that stuff like water

Man, that's what that tube was for. I knew that's why I couldn't get that damn light to work.
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Are you in the AF stationed at Mildenhall? Man that was a sweet base, galaxy club etc... I used to be a KC-10 crew chief and we went through there all the time.
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Re: Oil Question

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Oldskool, I'm glad you answered before we got started with the smart a$$ answers.
now, now now zip..we have to look after our new riders. Help them through this difficult time.

Oh and chucky...dont forget to check AND lube the muffler bearings on the CB if those freeze up on you the mole hair gasket will burst. The moles wouldnt like that.


seriously chuck I applaud your trying to learn and if you have lots of questions I'd suggest starting a relationship with a local dealer...of motorcycles..not drugs.
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Re: Oil Question

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Oldskool, I'm glad you answered before we got started with the smart a$$ answers.

Now that you've done that, here we go:

To assure that the bike has clean oil, drain the oil completely. Put it on a rear stand, tie the throttle on full, and aim it at a stream or river. Fire up the motor for an hour or two to make sure all the oil is out. Don't worry, bikes these days are indestructable. Then add an equal mix of tequila and NyQuill when the pipes are glowing red hot. This is to assure that the bike gets a good nights sleep and is well lubed.
Hey, maybe this is a dumb question but if I aimed it at a river and it went, wouldn't it get the engine wet and ruin it? Why don't I aim it at my house? Duh. And, my engine's not sick silly. How about some wesson? That should be about the same viscosity as the mobile 1 stuff right? BTW I am stationed at Raf Mildenhall. It's now really calm cause we've been inondated by DUI's so now we "can't" drive within 8 hours of having any kind of alcohol. Article 92 I think of the UCMJ: disobeying direct orders or some crap. Not that I drink and drive. I just like to have a beer with my friends after work. I'm no as you guys would say.
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