Learning how to change oil on a 2 stroke dirt bike is very easy, it's also one of the first and most important maintenance procedures you should regularly undertake. It only takes a few minutes out of your day but it needs to be done properly.
Here is a step by step guide on how to change oil on a two stroke dirt bike..
Note: Some bikes have a 'check bolt' on the side that you can unscrew to check the oil level. If oil comes out it's good. If no oil comes out you need to fill it up. Other bikes have a see through glass window so you can see the actual oil level.
How often should I change the oil on my two stroke dirt bike?
About every 5 hours riding time. If you ride pretty hard then every 3 hours. Of course you can get away with longer periods between oil changes but it will cause more wear on the transmission.
What oil should I use for my 2 stroke dirt bike?
Vegetable oil - Ah just kidding! Use only high performance two stroke engine oil. Make sure you use a quality brand like Castrol, Motul, Yamalube, Belray, Putoline, Silkolene etc.. They aint cheap but they will prolong the life of your engine significantly over other inferior oils.
Tip: For a few bucks you can buy an after-market magnetic tipped drain plug that attracts the metal shavings floating around inside the gear box.
And that's it! Make this a regular part of your maintenance routine and your beloved Two Banger will repay you with years of riding time.