How To Check The Oil On A Yamaha R6

1. Place the motorcycle on its kick stand.

2. Put a board under the kick stand to level the bike out.

BE VERY CAREFUL YOU DON’T TIP THE BIKE OVER. THE BIKE SHOULD BE VERY CLOSE TO LEVEL SO ANY WRONG MOVE CAN TIP IT OVER.

The hole is where the oil filler cap goes. That is where oil goes in during an oil change.

The upper hole is where the oil filler cap goes. That is where oil goes in during an oil change. The dipstick is to the lower left of the case cover.

3. Find the circular beveled handle to the lower left of the clutch case cover on the right side of the bike. Twist to remove.

4. There should be oil all over the dipstick. The color is important. If it is a very light brown you don’t need to change your oil. If it is a dark brown, black, or the bike has 3000+ miles on it you need to change the oil.

5. Clean off the dipstick with a clean rag.

6. Reinsert and tighten.

7. Remove once more and check level. I prefer my oil level to be near if not at the high mark. If the oil level is below half of the dipstick you may get an oil warning light when your oil pressure rises.

8. Reinsert and tighten.

9. Nice work, you just checked your oil. Pretty soon you’ll be changing your spark plugs!

If you are wondering what kind of oil to use check this out.

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