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So, dumb question of the day. I got a 2013 Cross Country. The Victory Oil Kit comes with a small washer for the drain plug, and a larger one plus o-ring for the stem where the oil filter goes. My bike never had a washer or o-ring on it when I started changing it. I'ver never put it on. Some 4 changes since.

I just changed the filter, and put the washer, then o-ring on. This time. Was this just a dealer oversight, or are these for another bike?
 

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There's 2 things one needs to do when installing the oil filter; 1. Prime the filter and 2. Smear a thin veneer of oil on the built in gasket. I have no idea what that larger one and the o-ring might be for. I'm too frugal to buy the Vic oil kit, I use another oil (un-named to avoid another damn oil thread) and a WIX oil filter I get at an auto parts store.
 

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Wix it up!

Use the Wix oil filter also. Very good filters. Oh and yes I use ------engine oil in it.:wink
 

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I posed the same question at my first oil change. I was instructed to use only the appropriate size washer, such as what came off with the plug. The "O" ring and other washer are for other bikes, of which I have no clue.
 

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Good deal guys. Thanks for the quick replies. I was doing all the other fun stuff, like dislocating my arms and fingers to do tire pressure, etc.

Always smeared oil around the filter for everything. Never primed it by putting oil in, though.
 

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Good deal guys. Thanks for the quick replies. I was doing all the other fun stuff, like dislocating my arms and fingers to do tire pressure, etc.

Always smeared oil around the filter for everything. Never primed it by putting oil in, though.
there is NO o-ring in kit for oil filter.
dip stick yes.
No need to prim oil filter. Just start bike and let it idle till light and pressure comes up
 

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Good deal guys. Thanks for the quick replies. I was doing all the other fun stuff, like dislocating my arms and fingers to do tire pressure, etc.

Always smeared oil around the filter for everything. Never primed it by putting oil in, though.
Buy a pair of 90 degree tire air valves and have them installed when you do a tire change. Point 'em to the right side.
 

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There's 2 things one needs to do when installing the oil filter; 1. Prime the filter and 2. Smear a thin veneer of oil on the built in gasket.
Just curious.... What weight oil do you use to prime and smear on the oil filter..??...:devil
 

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Just curious.... What weight oil do you use to prime and smear on the oil filter..??...:devil
I dab my finger in (the unspecified) oil that's going into the bike. :wink
 

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there is NO o-ring in kit for oil filter.
good point to clarify . . . the washer is for the drain plug - only.

Other than the gasket that is fixed to the new filter . . . No washer or "O" ring for the filter.
 

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I don't want to be the originator of another oil thread. :eek
Yeah but, do you actually use oil? Or do you maybe use a synthetically created lubricating liquid that has better qualities than regular oil? :devil
 

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I was told by the dealer that the larger o-ring in the Vic Kit was for the older motors. The kit is a universal thing so they include washers for everything.
 

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yep I use a generic W429 fits a mazda/ford as well ...5 bucks
And a good Aussie oil that will remain un named for risk of starting the dreaded unmentionable.
a bit of fresh Aussie oil on yr filter ring is fine.
 

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Low-fat synthetic for the bike (it's heavy enough, stock), and extra-virgin olive oil for the filter's O-ring (for better taste).
 

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Buy a pair of 90 degree tire air valves and have them installed when you do a tire change. Point 'em to the right side.
I did that Ric.. and I made the mistake of not telling the dealer when he put my right angle stems on to point them to the right.. so they point to the left. grrrrr. Next tire change i will detail what i want.. IF i take it back to them. I may just but a tire changer at harbor freight and do it myself
 

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I did that Ric.. and I made the mistake of not telling the dealer when he put my right angle stems on to point them to the right.. so they point to the left. grrrrr. Next tire change i will detail what i want.. IF i take it back to them. I may just but a tire changer at harbor freight and do it myself
Now you know why I do not trust others with tools in their hands. :eek
 

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