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Ive always kicked my dirtbike slowly to get all the oil out when doing an oil change but i was wondering if that could damage the engine even though it still has residual oil inside.

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Just let it drain out while having a beer. When your finished with the beer, it will be ready to refill with oil.

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Way too much effort kicking it. Fire it up and rev the nuts off it to be sure to get it nice and squeaky clean inside! 

Jk. Don't do that. I used to kick it a few times but got fed up, drain and fill.

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Depends on the bike.  My XR, due to the fact that the front of the frame is the oil reservoir will hold some oil if you don't do that.  Even if you have drained the frame and the motor.

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I would just err on the side of draining & filling more frequently. If you are waiting until the oil is completely black/worn out, trying to get that last bit of oil is not what is going to do you in, it's the fact you are not changing frequently/often enough.

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Kicking it over a few times won't hurt it, the oil film will more than be good for that. It likely gets more use by far out of said oil film anytime you start the bike, since it's going to take a second for the oil pump to circulate to all parts of the motor. In that time, the motor will be turning 1200 rpm. If your manual says do it, do it. Otherwise, there's probably no need for it. 

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The bike is a 2012 kx250f and quite a bit of oil comes out even after the dripping stops so i figured its better to get all of the oil out. Thx for all the replies and help

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I pop the estart a few times, and more oil comes out.

If you don't get it all out, eventually you will have too much oil, and possibly blow a seal....or a dophin, I'm not judging.

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My 2016 CRF250R says to kick it 5 times with your finger on the kill switch. Seems excessive to me...so after the oil is drained I put my thumb on the kill switch and just cycle the kicker slowly with my hand a couple times.

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Why stop there?

Split the case, wash everything out. 

2 days of work isn't too much for an oil change, right?

 

:rolleyes:

 

Closing in on 30,000 miles/1000 hours on my moto.  I've never "kicked it" or popped e-start to get that last little bit out.  Because it doesn't matter.

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Just now, SnowMule said:

Why stop there?

Split the case, wash everything out. 

2 days of work isn't too much for an oil change, right?

 

:rolleyes:

 

Closing in on 30,000 miles/1000 hours on my moto.  I've never "kicked it" or popped e-start to get that last little bit out.  Because it doesn't matter.

Make sure you do it in a vacuum and then a final purge using nitrogen.:prof:

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14 hours ago, SnowMule said:

Why stop there?

Split the case, wash everything out. 

2 days of work isn't too much for an oil change, right?

 

:rolleyes:

 

Closing in on 30,000 miles/1000 hours on my moto.  I've never "kicked it" or popped e-start to get that last little bit out.  Because it doesn't matter.

Depends on the bike.  You'd be amazed at how much more you get out of a bike like a late model XR by turning the engine over.

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I usually split the cases and wipe down all the gears after soaking them in mineral spirits, better to be safe than sorry. Sometimes I just trade in the bike though as it's quicker.

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You guys can joke about this all you want, but actually, what harm does it do?  None, and there is the possibility of getting more oil out like has been said.  It cracks me up that some guys that are saying this is dumb are probably the same ones that clean their air filter after every ride.

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Thx for backing me up cjjeepercreeper. I saw something on here recently about immature 40 yr olds that can't even answer a simple question and turn everything into a joke which is funny but not when your asking a serious question so thats that.

But keep the jokes coming im not mad i actually laughed

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