This is the 2nd oil change. The 1st break in oil change was done by the dealer. That service also consisted of checking fasteners, belt tension, etc. to make sure everything was still alright. I had no problem letting them do thisservice. It is funny that the dealer after this servicemade the comment that he would probably never see me again for any service. Now that makes you think you are riding a reliable low maintenance bike.
I should have looked where the drain plug is and I guess I would have seen what you are talking about as far as leaving on side stand.
From now on I am planning on changing the oil myself, hince the statement my 1st oil change. I appreciate all the input. The kingpin from the very first look seemed it would be easierto maintain than my last bike.
It was a stratoliner that had three crankcase oil drain plugs. One on the bottom and two on the side. The side plugs were not so easy to access unless you had a stubby wrench. The gear oil had a seperate drain plug and come to findout it was best to re-fill thru the gear oil check level plug. This requiredan old fashioned squeeze triigger oil can with the long, thin,and flexible spout.Toaccess and refill thru the factory add plug according to the owners manual you had to remove the exhaust. All these tricks and others were shared on the strat forum.Oh, by the way to change theair filter you had to remove and unplug the fancy speed odometer console on top of the gas tank and thenremove the gas tank.Now that bike could be a pain to service. Now you see why I am tapping the wisdom of you real people before performing whatI was hoping and seems to turn out to be a mundane service.
We victoryownersshould appreciatethe simplicity in being able to perform the regular maintenance services ourselves with ease.
While you guys are being so kind, what is the drain plug wrench size?