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How to get access to Oil Filter Element and drain plug !

Postby tlat1109 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 18:53 18

Hi, Anyone who can guide me through the first oil change for my 2006 Yamaha majesty please?

By reading instructions " How to do oil change...etc" from this web site...etc. i know that Oil filter element and drain plug are located on the left side of the scooter, however I dont know which cowling or cover needs to be removed to get access to the oil filter element and drain plug.

Also from the Yamaha User Manual, it shows how to do oil change, but it does not show to get access to the oil filter element and drain plug.

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Postby myhrdly » Sat Aug 05, 2006 19:54 19

You don't have to take any of the cowlings or plastics off! I have pictures here.

Well, actually I did have to take the cover under the seat off to get to the nut that you check to make sure the oil is getting around in the motor!! It is shown it the pics. on the link above!

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Postby tlat1109 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 15:56 15

I still could not see where the filter element or drain plug, can anyone help please?
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Postby myhrdly » Mon Aug 07, 2006 17:39 17

I pm'd you, but here's the pics. just in case the pm didn''t go through. The arrow on the left points to the oil filter element cover. The one on the right is the drain plug!

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This photo is of the bolt underneath the motor. It has the oil screen in it.

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Postby Nake » Sat Oct 21, 2006 14:24 14

After just having done my first oil change on my 2005 Majesty, here's a question.

First, I had no difficulty doing it. All went according to plan. But I didn't remove the oil plug bolt which is on the same side as the oil filter cover plate (as shown in the top photo above) rather I removed the bottom plug (the one that has the metal oil strainer behind it, as shown in the bottom photo above) and let all of the oil just drain down out the bottom into the used oil pan.

I know that the owner's manual indicates to remove the side oil drain plug and says nothing about the bottom mounted plug, but unless I missed something, I see absolutely no reason to remove the side-mounted oil drain plug since you can fully drain through the bottom plug and refill through the dipstick opening.

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Postby dasdman » Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:25 07

I think the only real drawback to doing it this way is that it can be rather messy. Using the drain plug is clean and quick. Since I installed a drain plug with a magnetic tip I need to remove it and wipe the magnet clean anyway.
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Re: How to get access to Oil Filter Element and drain plug !

Postby ElantraMax » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:44 08

What size is the Drain Plug? 10mm 1.25? I want to get a magnetic one as well.
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