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Offline greely

OIL CHANGE
« on: April 16, 2017, 07:29:56 PM »
Does anybody know the easyest way to fill up the z800 with oil?

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: OIL CHANGE
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 07:35:52 PM »
The easiest way is..the way CFM intended. Remove the passenger seat and remove the access door on the back plastic. Then drop your tube and funnel that they gave you at purchase...into the dip stick hole and fill away. I exchanged my tube with one a little smaller to fit the hole easier. Don't over fill! Put in what the book says then run it a second, then check it. 
2015 Z Force 800 53/Trail EPS-
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Offline REDRIDER

Re: OIL CHANGE
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 07:28:00 AM »
Like NMK said, But I cut the end of the funnel off jammed it inside the hose, taped it up then put the main funnel in the other end of the hose. A make shift long funnel with a bendy hose

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Offline chuddly

Re: OIL CHANGE
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 07:49:22 AM »
Im currently in the process of trying to figure out a better way to deal with checking the oil and filling it on my Z8.  Im waiting for parts to show up right now but as soon as I get it sorted out I will share the information with everyone.  It is my one MAJOR complaint with how CF Moto set up its engine.
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Offline greely

Re: OIL CHANGE
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 06:48:52 PM »
thank you very much. the unit is running like a kitten!!!

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MichaelE

Re: OIL CHANGE
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 09:23:26 PM »
Funnel given at purchase???

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: OIL CHANGE
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 07:31:05 AM »
Funnel given at purchase???
Yeah. Found mine in the extra battery compartment under the drover's seat on my Z.
2015 Z Force 800 53/Trail EPS-
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: OIL CHANGE
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 03:39:54 PM »
I just went into a fleet and farm, grabbed a smaller long neck funnel than over to the vynail tubing to wedge onto the end. Super handy for filling in tight spaces.
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Offline Sockman

Re: OIL CHANGE
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2017, 05:37:19 PM »
Just did my first oil change.  Not a bad job, but had to get a different tube.  Used the supplied funnel, but then bought some tubing.  Even that was a hair too big to get into the filler, so stuck a little piece in the end of that.  It was slow goin'.

Little bit of gunk on the drain plug, but didn't think it was too bad.
2017 Zforce 800 EX
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Offline doug80638

Re: OIL CHANGE
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2017, 06:27:40 PM »

I use two long skinny automatic transmission funnels. I remove the access panel and drop the first one into the oil hole, and then I put the second funnel into the first funnel which then allows you to pour and monitor the oil easily.

The funnel and rubber tube that came with the Z are worthless for the task at hand.

My first change a bit over a week ago had less than a Q-tips worth of fines on the drain plug and a four or five tiny  flakes in the filter pleats, and the oil looked great.
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Offline Sockman

Re: OIL CHANGE
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2017, 08:07:48 AM »

My first change a bit over a week ago had less than a Q-tips worth of fines on the drain plug and a four or five tiny  flakes in the filter pleats, and the oil looked great.

I had some flakes, too.  I'm hoping that's normal for break-in.  I guess we'll no more in another 500 miles or so.
2017 Zforce 800 EX
UNI filter, SuperATV high clearance a-arms, half windshield, nerf bars, Windjammer rear window, overhead storage, Bighorns, Bandit suspension Gen3 shocks, rear camera