Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Special Oil Filter = Performance Gain?
My RS4 125 needs an oil change at 300km (It's at 180km now, will take a few weeks for that last 120km I think), probably a full service too, wondering if its easy enough that I can do it myself. Want to buy a KN-563 (which fits according to K&N), or another alternative if it comes highly reccomended, hopefully the thing will last a long time, be re-useable, ect.
Will there be any performance gain at all? Or is that more to do with the oil itself? Which I assume I'll need to buy anyway, wondering if anyone knows what Aprilia are using atm, or what they've been using themselves (this is a 4-stroke just in case you're not familiar with the RS4 125).
Also, do I have to get expensive special tools? Like something to hold the bike still while I remove the oil filter? I can't find any specialty air filters either, I'm hoping they exist, just aren't explicitly labeled for my bike's model or something like that (willing to get out the tape measure).
Anything else I'd need to do for a full service? If it's too much work I'll take it back to the store, just thought it might be a bit of fun.