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How to Change Triumph T100 2006 Bonneville Oil

Updated February 21, 2017

The Triumph T100 2006 motorcycle is made in Leicestershire, England. The Triumph T100 2006 engine churns at 7,500rpm, with a five-speed gearbox and 5,800rpm of torque. The owner's manual recommends that the motorcycle's oil be changed every 4,000 miles or six months. Fortunately, changing the oil is a simple and straightforward task. The oil lubricates the different parts of the motorcycle's engine, reducing loss of power due to friction. Oil is stored in the oil pan below the engine.

Run the engine for about 10 minutes to warm up the dirty oil you will be replacing.

Place a drain pan below the vertically oriented bolt that plugs the oil pan below the engine.

Put on your plastic gloves and use the crescent wrench to remove the oil pan bolt. Let the oil drain into the drain pan.

Encircle the old oil filter with the oil filter wrench and take it off by turning counterclockwise. Insert the new oil filter and hand tighten it, turning once more halfway with the oil filter wrench to ensure the fit is snug.

Reinsert the oil pan bolt and remove the drain pan.

Unscrew the oil pan cap on the side of the T100. Insert the funnel and pour in the new oil, 2.5 litres (2.6 quarts) worth with an oil filter replacement and 2 litres (2.1 quarts) without it. Replace the cap and start the motorcycle. Let the T100 run for about 15 seconds. Turn off the T100 and check the oil level by looking at the window on the side of the oil pan. If the level indicates anything other than "Full," add more oil.

Things You'll Need

  • Drain pan
  • Plastic gloves
  • Paper towels
  • Replacement oil
  • Oil filter
  • Funnel
  • Crescent wrench
  • Filter wrench
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