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How to Change Honda VTX Oil

    • 1). Look under the motor to find both oil drain plugs; one is positioned beneath the front cylinder, while the second is positioned below the rear cylinder and slightly off to the left.

    • 2). Start the motor and let it idle in place for three minutes to warm the oil. Stop the motor. Lift the motorcycle into an upright position. Place a block of wood under the kickstand, then lean the motorcycle over so that the kickstand rests on the block of wood.

    • 3). Remove the drain plug from under the front of the motor using a 17-mm socket and a socket wrench. Catch the motor's oil in an oil pan. Clean the drain plug with a shop towel, and reinsert the plug into the motor using a torque wrench to tighten it to 29 foot pounds.

    • 4). Remove the drain plug from under the rear of the motor using a 17-mm socket and a socket wrench. Catch the motor's oil in an oil pan. Clean the drain plug with a shop towel, and reinsert it into the motor using a torque wrench to tighten it to 29 foot pounds.

    • 5). Use an oil filter wrench to remove the oil filter from the bottom of the motor.

    • 6). Coat the new oil filter's sealing O-ring with 10W40 API SF motor oil. Screw the oil filter into place by hand until it is fitted snugly against the motor. Use a torque wrench to tighten the oil filter to 20 foot pounds.

    • 7). Remove the oil filler cap from the left side of the motor. Place a funnel into the motor's oil filler neck. Pour up to 3.9 quarts of 10W40 API SF motor oil into the motor. Screw the filler cap back on to the motor.

    • 8). Remove the block of wood from under the kickstand and start the motor. Check for oil leaks at the drain plugs and the oil filter, tightening them as needed to stop the leak. Stop the motor and wipe away any spilled oil with a shop towel.

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