How to Change the Oil in a Yamaha Raiderby Ashton DaigleUpdated November 07, 2017
Items you will need
Yamaha oil filter
Your Yamaha Raider is a motorcycle with a 113 cubic-inch engine with twin bore electronic fuel injection. The Yamaha Raider is a durable motorcycle, but it does require maintenance, including regular oil changes. Yamaha recommends the oil be changed in your Yamaha at least once every 2,000 to 3,000 miles. Only a few basic tools are needed to change the oil on your Yamaha Raider. The oil change itself takes 30 minutes.
Slide the oil drip pan directly underneath the engine block of your Raider.
Place the end of your wrench around your Raider's oil drain plug bolt at the bottom of the engine and turn it to the left to unscrew it. Allow all the old oil to flow into the drain pan, then put the oil plug back and tighten it.
Unscrew your Raider's oil filter by hand. It is located on the left side of the engine. It will unscrew by hand. Screw your new filter in its place.
Open your oil fill cap at the top of your engine and pour 2.5 quarts of 10-W-40 motor oil into your engine. Replace your oil fill cap when you are done.
- Yamaha Factory Service Manual / 2008 / Stratoliner/ Road Liner/ Raider; Yamaha; 2009
Ashton Daigle, a New Orleans native, graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1998 and went straight to work as a journalist. In 2005 he tackled the biggest news story of his life - Hurricane Katrina. Daigle is writing a collection of essays: What It Means to be a Saints Fan.