Suzuki Intruder VS1400 Oil Change
If you don’t want to keep paying somebody to change the oil on your Suzuki motorcycle, try doing it yourself.
Motorcycle oil changes are a simple job that only take a handful of tools and minutes. Watch the video above and follow the steps below to change the oil on a Suzuki Intruder VS1400 motorcycle.
NOTE: We changed the oil on a 1987 Suzuki Intruder, but the steps to change the oil are the same or similar for all Suzuki motorcycles.
Tools and Parts Needed – Suzuki VS1400 Oil Change
- 17mm socket
- 68mm oil filter wrench
- Drain pan
- Torque wrench
How to Change the Oil in a Suzuki Intruder VS1400
Step 1. Run the engine for a minute to warm the oil, which helps it drain faster.
Step 2. Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick from the right side of the crankcase to allow the engine to vent, which also helps the oil to drain out faster.
Step 3. Put a drain pan under the engine, then remove the 17mm drain bolt and crush washer from the underside of the engine and let the oil drain out.
Step 4. Inspect the crush washer and replace it if necessary. Reinstall the drain bolt and crush washer, and torque them to 16.5 foot-pounds.
PRO TIP: The crush washer should be replaced after every three or four oil changes regardless of its condition to prevent drain bolt leaks.
Step 5. Move the drain pan under the oil filter at the front of the engine and remove the oil filter using a 68mm filter wrench.
Step 8. Reinstall the oil fill cap/dipstick, then start the engine and let it idle for 30 seconds to circulate the oil throughout the engine.
Step 9. Shut off the engine and let it sit for a minute to allow the oil to settle.
Step 10. Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick and check the oil level by resting the dipstick on the crankcase threads without screwing it in. Top off the oil if necessary, then reinstall the oil fill cap/dipstick and you’re done.
As noted, the steps to changing the oil on a Suzuki motorcycle are the same or similar for all models. However, if you want to see an oil change on a newer model Suzuki bike, watch the video below to see how to change the oil on a 2015 Suzuki TU250X.