So I attempted change the oil on my R6 for the first time over the weekend and managed to strip the oil pan. I've got a new one with gasket on its way, but I'm looking for a write up for changing the oil pan. My searches haven't really turned much up. If someone can post a link to a write up or make one real quick on this thread, it would be much appreciated.
I'd would think its pretty straight forward. Remove fairings, remove oil pan bolts, remove oil pan, install new oil pan and gasket (if it requires one), tighten bolts to torque specs, and fill with oil. Lastly check for leaks and reinstall fairings. There are service manuals on here that are in .PDF format which can be downloaded and save for later.
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1. Remove fairings
2. Drain Oil
3. Remove slip on
4. Remove exhaust headers (with a wobble socket extention you can unbolt the header without removing the radiator)
5. Remove oil pan
6. Remove oil pan gasket with razor and brake clean
7. Reinstall in reverse order of removal
8. Fill back with oil
Make sure to clean ALL the gasket material off the motor mating surface. A plastic putty knife and brake cleaner work well to loosen and remove debris. When you're putting on the new gasket, use a good oil resistant sealant like yamabond or Permatex grey and smear a light layer on both sides of the gasket . Tighten bolts to specs in a star pattern. And if you don't already, get a good torque wrench. Not one of those Harbor Fright jobs, but a decent click type....Craftsman can get you by for many years.