Your Yamaha V-Star motorcycle is dependent on a fresh oil supply to lubricate the many moving parts within its motor and transmission. This means that your V-Star is even more dependent on your ability to change its oil regularly. Doing so isn’t complicated; you may even find yourself wanting to learn how to do other jobs because of it. Armed with the right tools, the entire oil change shouldn’t take you longer than 30 minutes. You can use this method on all V-Star models.
Tools Used: Tools, Service stand or lift, Oil pan, 17 mm socket, Socket wrench, Shop rags, Sealing gasket, Torque wrench, 4 mm Allen wrench, Funnel, 3 qts. SAE 20W40 motor oil
Change the Oil
Start your motorcycle to warm up its oil supply. Let it idle in place for three minutes or take it for a very brief ride.