I usually plan to make my first touring trip in April and I like to get my basic maintenance done in March. Since I just picked up my 2009 C50 last summer, this will be the first time for this bike. I like to pick up my parts and supplies in advance so they're on hand when a nice day pops up...I have to do all my maintenance on the street.
Oil change first. I have a few questions...
Oil: I'm planning on using Rotella T6 Full Synth 5W50 since I already have it on hand and it worked nicely on my previous bikes. Am I good to go?
Filter: Here's the real problem. Any recommendations (not
) on a specific manufacturer and filter number? Something I can find at my local Autozone, Advance Auto, or O'Reillys...Even Amazon? I did due diligence in my searching, but some of the info I found is out of date and the filters are unavailable. I liked using Purolator Pure1 on my last bike, but I'm finding conflicting info on sizing. It looks like PUROLATOR ML6818 will do the job, but I can't find them anywhere.
there is a crush washer on the drain plug. If so, what's the size?
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
PS: I have to remove the gas tank to change the plugs? Gah!
I'll look that one up later.