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'85 ZL900 Oil Drain Plugs

bigdavet May 24, 2018

  1. bigdavet

    bigdavet New Member

    OK so I'm new to the world of Eliminators; I"m an old KZ guy myself. There are a LOT more nuts and bolts on these Eliminators...

    My question is about the oil drainage. In the book, there are two oil drain plugs mentioned. Of course, the photos in these manuals are ****. Besides the obvious one next to the filter, where is the second one? The old girl needs a fluid change, and I don't want to over-fill her. Thanks in advance!

    BTW this is a crazy fast bike. It's so incognito, nobody knows what it is, at least in this redneck town I live in hee hee

  2. prfixer

    prfixer Senior Member Supporting Member

    The second one is towards the front of the motor and in yhe middle. It’s Exactly the same as the plug next to the filter.
  3. 87kawzl

    87kawzl Senior Member

    Use the oil sight when filling the oil. It will be over filled if you add the 3.7l stamped on the filler neck. They use a shallow pan on the Eliminator compared to the other models.
  4. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

    And the level should be towards the top of the site glass......I go 1/4" from the top.
  5. bigdavet

    bigdavet New Member

    Thanks everyone. It was easy, and he really likes the new Rotella

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