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I was hoping you guys could help me out, here's the situation. My GF's uncle got his bike last year from a private sale, previous owner was up to date with all the service/maintenance. I was talking to him yesterday afternoon about bikes and he said the oil hasn't been changed since he got it last year, it was even stored over winter with the same oil (tsk, tsk)! Anyways, just thinking about that nasty oil I offered to help him change it out, only problem is I know nothing about these bikes. I do all my own maintenance on my '04 R6 so I figure these machines can't be all that different from each other. I know the oil is in the swingarm but just how different can changing the oil be from your run-of-the-mill japanese crotch rocket? He said regular bike mechanics won't touch the bike for whatever reasons and only Buell licensed mechanics will do the work. What's up with that? Anyone got a link to a how-to change the oil in an XB9, how difficult of a task is this? Anyone got a microfiche link handy? Anybody do else do their own oil changes on their Buell?