Yamaha’s YZF-R6 is known as a high-revving, speed-loving motorcycle. Keeping an R6 in top condition, however, relies on regular maintenance to ensure that its oil supply is fresh and free of debris that could cause serious damage. Changing the motor oil and filter is a task that all R6 owners should learn.
Tools Used: Tools, Rear swing-arm stand, 5 millimeter (mm) Allen wrench, 17 mm socket, Socket wrench, Oil pan, Shop towels, Torque wrench, Oil filter cap wrench, Oil filter, 3 quarts 10W40 motor oil
Change the Oil
Lift the motorcycle into an upright position, using a rear swing-arm stand. Use a 5 mm Allen wrench to unscrew the bolts that secure the lower fairing to the motorcycle.