Change oil filter without draining oil?

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  1. valkraider

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    Since the R3 has a dry sump, is it possible to change the oil filter without completely draining the oil?

    I changed my oil and filter and the filter isn't fitting correctly, when I shut off the bike oil will leak from the filter for a minute or so.

    I went with the longer filter (described here in various threads) and I am wondering if it's just not mating up. I need to replace it but I really want to know if all my new oil will drain out...

    Thanks!

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    i dont think it wil drain out but u can put a clean container under it when u change just in case then put the oil back in if it does leak out
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    If you run the engine for a minute, most of the oil will be pulled into the tank. Immediately deal with the filter and use a clean catch bowl for minimal loss.
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    I didn't start it up because it seemed to leak most after running. I pulled of the filter and only what was in the filter drained out.

    So yes, you can pull of the filter without all the oil draining out.


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