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How To Change Your Oil and Filter-Suzuki GS

September 27th, 2008 · No Comments

By popular demand I have undertaken the task of documenting one of my recent oil and filter changes on my GS850GT. I hope you find this helpful as you care for and maintain your classic Suzuki GS series motorcycle. This procedure will be similar for many of the GS series bikes. However, you are encouraged to refer to your owner’s manual, Suzuki Shop manual, Clymer, Haynes, etc, for further information specific to your motorcycle. This guide assumes that you have all the necessary supplies and parts. Don’t ask me which oil to use! This is a hotly debated subject on the GSR Forum. Whether you use the expensive “motorcycle specific” oil or cheap Rotella oil, it is the thought of many that as long as you change it frequently (at least every 1500 to 2000 miles) you can use just about any kind of motor oil. Personally, I’ve been using the Castol Syntec Blend 20w50 in the summer and 10w40 in winter.

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GM Gen III & IV V8 Oil Cooler Adapter Block Kit

September 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Clean the block mounting surface area and then install the supplied gasket and oil cooler adapter block. Install the oil cooler adapter bolts and tighten the bolts to 106 in-lbs (12 Nm).

Use thread sealing compound on the sensor or sensor plug threads along with the adapter block bolt threads. If you are using this adapter on a vehicle that does not have an oil temperature sensor or has the sensor mounted elsewhere, then you should plug the oil temperature sensor port with the supplied M12 plug and crush washer. If you are not using this adapter to supply oil to a turbocharger, supercharger or other application then you should plug the 1/8” NPT port with the supplied fitting.

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