Burgman Scooter Oil Change

Here are some of my tips/experience on servicing the Burgman AN650.

600 mile Service

For less than $18 I did mine using a Suzuki Oil filter and Walmart Oils, if you don’t have a tube type oil filler for those plastic quart bottles that will cost you another $1 – $2.

A small strap wrench for the oil filter or another type is needed for another $5 or less. So your first time service may cost as much as $25 doing it yourself. Also a 12″-18″ long plastic tubing will make filling the transmission easier through the “inspection hole” instead of the “fill-hole” but pre-measuring is advised in keeping any mess to a minimum.

This will save time since no painted body panels need removing.

Note: You’ll find that the engine oil and especially the transmission oil is real filthy at 600 miles.

I did the 600 mile service myself, total cost were:

Suzuki Filter ………………………………………………$12

Wal mart oils (engine, transmission & gear)….$6

Labor (90 mins.)…………………………………………..$0 Labor is now 30 mins. if you fill the transmission as noted above.

Total cost……………………………………………………$18

4000 mile Service

I just finished the 4k service, it took more time to locate my tools, material and manual then to do the service (about 30 mins). Since its been nearly a year since I changed the transmission and final drive oil I did that too at the same time with out removing any lower body panels.

By filling the transmission oil through the transmission “inspection hole” (by using a plastic tube from an auto store) it saved me about 30 mins. of labor. Total cost of this 4k service, since I didn’t change the oil filter was less than $5 including all oils. I recorded the mileage, date and what was performed in the back of my owners manual. I also remembered to reset the oil change indicator.

Note: The engine oil was dirty, the transmission oil wasn’t too bad and the final drive oil (80w/90w) was nearly clean.

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