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Christopher, Motorcycle Mechanic
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Experience:  20 yrs. experience as motorcycle, dirt bike, ATV, UTV and watercraft technician.
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oil and filter change on honda shadow vt 600

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oil and filter change on honda shadow vt 600
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Christopher replied 8 years ago.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I have never changed oil or filter on a mototrcycle before want to know where the drain plugs are and filter are and what would be the best synthetic oil to use and filter
Expert:  Christopher replied 8 years ago.

On the left side of the engine towards the front is the drain plug, on the drain bolt is a sealing washer, it is a good idea to replace this washer ever time the plug is removed.

The oil filter is on the back of the engine. wipe a light coating of oil on the seal before installation of the new filter and it is installed hand tight (snug).

Honda sells HP4, that is a good synthetic oil to use.

When refilling, be sure to check you oil level with the bike standing straight up.