Yamaha FZ-09 Oil Change

When it’s time for an oil change on your Yamaha sportbike, grab a handful of tools, the oil and the filter, and spare about 10 minutes of your time to get it done.

Follow the step-by-step guide below and watch the video above to change the oil on a Yamaha FZ-09. 

NOTE: We changed the oil on a Yamaha FZ-09, but the steps for changing the engine oil are the same or similar across all Yamaha motorcycle models. 

Tools and Parts Needed – Yamaha FZ-09 Oil Change

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Yamaha FZ-09 oil change

How to Change the Oil in a Yamaha FZ-09

Step 1. Run the engine for a minute to warm the oil, which helps it drain out faster.

Step 2. Remove the oil fill cap from the right side of the crankcase to allow the engine to vent, and also for the oil to drain out faster.

Yamaha FZ-09 motorcycle oil change

Step 3. Put a drain pan under the engine, then remove the 17mm drain bolt and crush washer from the underside of the crankcase and let the oil drain out.

Yamaha FZ-09 oil drain bolt

Step 4. Inspect the crush washer and replace it if necessary. Next, reinstall the drain bolt and crush washer, and torque them to 31 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 crankcase, then remove the oil filter using a 65mm oil filter wrench.

Yamaha fz-09 oil filter change

Step 6. Install the new oil filter and torque it to 13 foot-pounds.

NOTE: The O-ring on the new OEM Yamaha oil filter comes pre-oiled. However,  if you’re installing an aftermarket oil filter, you’ll need to apply a thin coat of oil to the O-ring.

Step 7. Fill the engine with 2.8 quarts of 10W40 motorcycle oil. Make sure the oil is designed for wet-clutch systems.

Yamaha FZ-09 oil change

Step 8. Reinstall the oil fill cap, then start the engine and let it idle for half a minute to circulate the oil around the engine. 

Step 9. Shut off the engine and let it sit for a minute to allow the oil to settle.

Step 10. Check the oil level in the sight glass on the lower right side of the crankcase. Make sure the motorcycle is level when checking the oil level. Top off the oil if necessary, and you’re done.

Yamaha FZ-09 oil change level check

As noted, doing an oil change on a Yamaha motorcycle is the same or similar across all models. However, if you want to see another quick oil change done on a Yamaha bike, watch the video below to see how to do an oil change on a Yamaha FJ-09.

 

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