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Start your bike up, loosen your oil filter (with bike running) and retighten.
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Next time drain the oil and refill it with 3+ qts. before you pull the filter. It's not a bad idea to fill the new filter about 1/2 way before you install it.

One everything is changed run the engine a minute or so and shut it off, then check the oil level a few minutes later and top up as needed.
 

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I changed my oil at 1,000 miles with no problem :confused: Drain oil take off oil filter. put plug bolt back in, install new oil filter, install new oi,l crank bike no problem.
 

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yes i put some oil in the filter. Im a little scared to unscrew the filter when running..... will that clear the lines?
 

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On some of the other message boards many claim that dealer mechanics also sometimes slightly loosen the oil filter till a few drops escape with the air lock also leaking out. I have no personal knowledge, but I will in a couple thousand miles. Call the dealership if you feel uncomfortable or question this technique. Good luck
 

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Is this only an issue on the newer Z's? I have never had this problem, do all my own work/maintenance.
 

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Thanks for this post.

I can verify the same workaround applies to the Ninja 1000.

What a wonky feeling ...first oil change around 900 miles, DIY, then the oil indicator is on plus the red check engine light remains lit.
Simply loosening the new oil filter, and letting some oil drip/flow out, and lights out -- success. Duh, of course top off the oil level as others have mentioned.
 

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Is this only an issue on the newer Z's? I have never had this problem, do all my own work/maintenance.
No I've seen this same issue on the kawiforum about other models
 

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I've got a 2011 Z1000 and have performed my first oil/oil filter change. I filled my oil filter about 1/3, let it soak into the filter, and then I installed it. My oil light stayed on for about 3 seconds tops. No problems.
 

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On some of the other message boards many claim that dealer mechanics also sometimes slightly loosen the oil filter till a few drops escape with the air lock also leaking out. I have no personal knowledge, but I will in a couple thousand miles. Call the dealership if you feel uncomfortable or question this technique. Good luck
I had the same problem on my first oil change. What worked for me was unloosening the oil fill cap while the engine was running...light immediately went out.

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Same happened with my second oil change. I heard no knocking but the light remained iluminated for a while. Had me worried...
 

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I've got a 2011 Z1000 and have performed my first oil/oil filter change. I filled my oil filter about 1/3, let it soak into the filter, and then I installed it. My oil light stayed on for about 3 seconds tops. No problems.
:+1: Only thing I do diff is keep adding just till it won't spill out and let it so soak in then screwing on. Light goes out instantly. Is a hell of a WTF :eek: moment the first time it happened for sure!
 
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