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I was about to bring it somewhere for first oil change since I have owned around 3700 miles.

I had so much trouble finding this damn crush washer and happened upon this manual while searching. The photo in the link looks extremely simple. Am I missing something or is it this easy?

Open top, open bottom, wait, close bottom, pour thru top, done! No complicated 18 million parts to remove. I was thinking this would be hard like getting to the coolant that requires several pieces to be removed. This looks like it would be no trouble at all.

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/815691/Suzuki-Gw250.html?page=27
 

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Yup, but if you want to give me $500 I'll do it for you.
 

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The first time it takes a little while since you have to purchase the oil, filter and (sometimes) a crush washer. Then you have to get your drain pan, oil filter wrench, box end wrench and (sometimes a jack) together. Then you have to plan your disposal of old oil and filter. The procedure itself takes much less time than the prep. Also, once you have done it, the next time will be much faster.

But you will learn a little more about your bike, you'll save some money, you'll have more satisfaction, and you won't have the time spent involved with drop-off and pick-up of the bike at the dealer.

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Crush Washers are for a critical seal for your drain plug and should be found at your Dealership .. They can be found at good hardware places as well as long as sure of the dimensions and material ..
 

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Crush Washers are for a critical seal for your drain plug and should be found at your Dealership .. They can be found at good hardware places as well as long as sure of the dimensions and material ..
Having no luck finding a crush washer anywhere. No dealerships nearby. I will have to order from suzuki with slow, expensive shipping. The website only says.. gasket 13.8x18.8x4.8 when I call places they don't have this
 

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Reuse your crush washer as I have done at least a million times total on the bikes I've had:grin:

I suggest you do use a torque wrench to install the drain plug.

A first service though is much more than an oil and filter change as your owners manual shows---If they do everything they are supposed to do then It's worth the money.

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DO NOT over tighten the drain plug when you re-install it.
If you do, you will never get it out next time!
They seem to get tighter on their own as time goes on.
 

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Ended up finding a washer today a little out of the way, but very great place. Small shop that pretty much just works on Japanese bikes. Talked with the owner for a while, really cool guy and he gave me the washer (this was before talking and later deciding to buy other items). I was struggling to find a local place that I trusted to do work for me. Either they don't work on suzuki, seem really sketchy and horribly reviewed or very far away. I think I found my shop for my complicated issues.

I told him I was considering a few synthetics I read about online and he recommended belray 10x40 4T EXL. I was surprised a mineral oil would be better than synthetic, but I don't know a ton with this stuff. Apparently from what I searched later this oil is amazing.

Mentioned I was looking at a KN filter, but he said they weren't that great. He me tuonef the brand hiflo or even the stock. I thought aftermarket would be better, but he said these stock filters are usually the way to go in my case.

Added all of this other stuff to hear back what you all think. It ended up being a good trip. Grabbed 3 quarts, stock filter, magnetic drain plug and washer for the same that I would have paid on Amazon. Thinking of bringing it in to him around 5k-6k miles for general maintenance and tougher things to check that involve removing multiple parts.
 

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Glad you found a shop you are happy with. I have one about 3 miles from me. He will even come pick up the bike on his trailer if need be and always gives me a ride home.
 

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Ended up finding a washer today a little out of the way, but very great place. Small shop that pretty much just works on Japanese bikes. Talked with the owner for a while, really cool guy and he gave me the washer (this was before talking and later deciding to buy other items). I was struggling to find a local place that I trusted to do work for me. Either they don't work on suzuki, seem really sketchy and horribly reviewed or very far away. I think I found my shop for my complicated issues.

I told him I was considering a few synthetics I read about online and he recommended belray 10x40 4T EXL. I was surprised a mineral oil would be better than synthetic, but I don't know a ton with this stuff. Apparently from what I searched later this oil is amazing.

Mentioned I was looking at a KN filter, but he said they weren't that great. He me tuonef the brand hiflo or even the stock. I thought aftermarket would be better, but he said these stock filters are usually the way to go in my case.

Added all of this other stuff to hear back what you all think. It ended up being a good trip. Grabbed 3 quarts, stock filter, magnetic drain plug and washer for the same that I would have paid on Amazon. Thinking of bringing it in to him around 5k-6k miles for general maintenance and tougher things to check that involve removing multiple parts.
K&N air filters are fantastic, but I have not heard great things about their oil filters either.
 
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