Created: November 25, 2019
Is it time to change the oil on your Honda Talon? Today I’m gonna show you how to do that. My name’s Kristen and this is maintenance matters.
You’re gonna start by running your machine for a few minutes to get the oil warmed up. This machine has two drain plugs: one for the engine oil, one for the oil pan. Go ahead and remove the one for your engine oil, it’s gonna be a 12 mm socket.
When you pull your drain plug out, there’s gonna be a sealing washer on it. Make sure that comes off with it. For the oil pan drain bolt, your gonna use a 17 mm wrench.
The oil pan’s bolt is also gonna have a sealing washer. Make sure that comes off with it as well. Now, you’ll let the oil finish draining and replace the drain bolts.
Next, we’re gonna go ahead and replace our oil filters. We’ll start by removing the cap for the engine oil and your DCT oil. You’ll wanna be sure to have a rag under both caps to catch any oil that might drain out.
When you pull your cap off, there’s gonna be an O-ring. Be sure that comes off and that it’s in good shape. If it’s not or if it’s missing, get a new one from your dealership. Pull the spring off. Set that aside. Remove your old filter. Drop that into your oil pan. Pull that cap. This one’s also gonna have a seal around it. Make sure it’s in good shape. Pull the spring. Pull out the DCT filter. Drop that in the oil pan, let it finish draining. You’ll want to wipe out any old oil that’s sitting inside the filter as well as any that’s sitting inside the filter cover.
When reinstalling new filters, take some fresh oil to rub along the seal so it can get a proper seat. Seat that back in.
Do the same with the DCT filter. When reinstalling, be sure to put your spring back in. Reinstall your spring back into the cover. Now, reinstall your cover bolts and torque to factory spec.
To fill your oil, you’re gonna have to remove this access panel to get to your fill plug. So you’ll remove the fill plug. It’s gonna take 6.1 quarts of oil to fill your machine. Once done filling the oil, replace the plug.
Now, you’ll wanna run your machine for four or five minutes to get the oil up to running temperature, and then check your oil levels to make sure you’re good to go.
Now that we’ve ran our machine for a couple minutes, go ahead and check the levels. Pull the dipstick out, wipe it down. Looks like ours is good to go. You want your oil level to be between these two lines. When checking your oil, you’ll want to make sure your machine is on a flat, level surface so you can get an accurate reading.
Reinstall the dipstick. Reinstall the rear access panel and you’re good to go.
And that’s how easy it is to change your oil in your Honda Talon. Happy riding!