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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-29-2017, 09:34 AM
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My AT has 500 mile on it. Dealer said first oil change should be at 600 miles. Anyone see any problem doing oil change a little early at 500 miles. I need to drop skid plate to install Givi Upper and Lower Guards that arrived this weekend so thought while I had the skid plate off I would go ahead and do the first oil change.
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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 01:18 AM
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Can some one tell me the dimension off the drain plug seal ? inner outer and thickness?
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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Bartho View Post
Can some one tell me the dimension off the drain plug seal ? inner outer and thickness?
I took these measurements on my manual AT:


Of course, I didn't record the thickness.

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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 08:52 AM
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Likely because a single wet clutch dirties up oil rather quickly through deterioration of the clutch plates.
Dual clutch would have twice the detritus, and perhaps the second filter is to contain that effluvia. The DCT may be more likely to be sensitive to particles in the oil.
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Thanks Steve
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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-11-2017, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by JasonWD View Post
........ A lovely dealer in Victoria (BC) changed the fork seals and oil and managed to clean the remaining mud caked oil off........
I'm thinking the lovely dealer you mention above was 'Action Motorcycles'. If it was, that's my local Honda dealer. They have a very sound reputation locally.

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