Honda XR70R Oil Change

Regularly changing the oil is vital to a small dirt bike engine's health. Without an oil filter to sieve out impurities, changing the oil regularly is the best way to look after this Honda motorcycle engine. 

Watch the video above and follow the steps below to replace the engine oil in a Honda XR70R. 

NOTE: The process for changing the oil in a Honda XR70R is the same or similar for most junior dirt bikes. 

Tools and Parts - Honda XR70 Oil Change

Honda GN4 10W-40 oil

Bike Master oil drain pan

How to Change Honda XR70R Engine Oil

Step 1. Run the engine on idle for a minute to warm the oil, then shut it off and remove the dipstick so the crankcase can breathe properly. This helps the oil to drain efficiently.

Honda junior dirt bike oil change

Step 2. Position a drain pan under the engine, and remove the 17mm drain bolt and crush washer from the bottom of the crankcase. Inspect the crush washer for wear and replace it if necessary. 

Honda xr70 oil drain bolt

NOTE: The crush washer should be replaced every few oil changes regardless of what condition it’s in.

Step 3. Reinstall the crush washer and the drain bolt once the oil has completely drained, and torque the bolt to 25 foot-pounds.


Honda xr70r oil change

Step 4. Refill the engine with 0.8 quarts of 10W40 motorcycle oil

Honda xr70 dirt bike oil change

Step 5. Reinstall the dipstick, then start the engine and run it on idle for 30 seconds to circulate the oil within the motor.

Step 6. Shut off the engine, and let it sit for a minute so the oil settles. This helps you get an accurate oil level reading.

Honda junior dirt bike oil change service

Step 7. Remove the dipstick, then wipe it clean, place it back into the crankcase without screwing it in, and remove it again to get an oil level reading.

Step 8. Top off the oil if necessary, then reinstall the dipstick and you’re done.



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