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Suzuki DR650 SE troubleshooting

Motorcycle oil needs to be changed ¶ 

'There are a few different ways to see/know if your engine oil needs to be changed.''

Engine running louder than usual ¶ 

If the engine seems to be running louder/rougher than normal, the oil may need to be changed.

Slipping clutch ¶ 

The oil usually lubes the clutch in a motorcycle. If the clutch is not working properly, it could be a sign you need new oil.

Oil level on dipstick is low ¶ 

If you check the oil level and your dipstick shows a low level, you can bet your oil needs changing.

Dark/Dirty oil ¶ 

When you check the oil in your motorcycle, if the oil is dark and looks dirty, this is a definite sign that your oil needs to be changed as soon as possible.

Check engine lights ¶ 

More modern motorcycles have small dashboards with different warning lights. If a check engine light comes on, it could be an oil life indicator.


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