Indian Scout Oil Change - Indian Motorcycle

  • Published on Jun 27, 2017
  • Take care of your Indian Scout - see a walk through of how to change the oil in your bike.
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Comments • 63

  • Snowman Rainmaker
    Snowman Rainmaker 16 hours ago

    You can't get to the horn screw anyways without removing a bunch of other s*** such a wonderful design

  • brently Jones
    brently Jones 3 months ago

    what is the torque value of the actual oil filter some people say to buy a special tool others dont. i am a new bike owner thanks
    he says a quarter turn past half tight with no wrench am did i hear it right?

  • dennis Spazz lane
    dennis Spazz lane 3 months ago +1

    my dealer says oil is 5000,kyle says 10,000? 2018 scout bobber

  • Domas Civilka
    Domas Civilka 7 months ago +7

    Do NOT overtighten drain plugs as they can easily damage blocks aluminium thread and result in costly repair. Use less torque then stated in the official manual.

    • Scouty Sack
      Scouty Sack 3 months ago

      I use this car in Japan. thankyou!

    • James Alvarado
      James Alvarado 4 months ago +1

      Thanks for the advice. I just bought one of these.

  • pjdaprinz
    pjdaprinz 8 months ago +1

    If anyone complaining about missing torque settings is an Indian rider, I might choose to buy a Harley instead. Certainly don't want to be associated with this bunch of whinnies.
    All the missing information he did not mention in the video are in the manual.
    Why not take it a step further:
    - Make sure to buy a Indian Scout first
    - Don't use open flame sources close to the engine
    - Don't drink from the oil container, as oil is bad for your body
    If you can't use a manual to look up the specs, then you should probably take your motorcycle to the dealership.

  • Kruzader
    Kruzader 8 months ago

    At how many miles should oil be changed for the first time on a new scout?

  • Juan Navarro
    Juan Navarro 11 months ago

    next time you make a video, name the size of the plugs and show the head of the plugs.

  • Unknown User
    Unknown User Year ago

    Remove the horn for a oil change?

  • SuburbanHobbyist
    SuburbanHobbyist Year ago +2

    Like others have pointed out, would have been nice to have been given the specs: fastener type/size for the plug (now I get to play the what size allen wrench game at an awkard angle!), torque and how much oil. For those who always say "who could give this a thumbs down?! waaaahh wahhh" Well, the video is usless without those specs because all of us still have to go and get the manual out to change our oil. Video is supposed to help us not have to do that.

  • Timmy tex long horns

    this is so brand specific its kind of expensive it only costs 30 $ to do most cars

  • Dar Pope
    Dar Pope Year ago

    How much oil? What torque?

  • New Jargon
    New Jargon Year ago

    Hey why not include how much oil you put back in ?

    • Timothy Arnold
      Timothy Arnold 11 months ago +1

      New Jargon because the Scout oil change kit comes with 4 quarts, the correct amount, as stated at the beginning of the video.

    MEDIC MIKE Year ago

    The mating surface of the engine? I am not sure I understand :)

    • Thomas Houston
      Thomas Houston 4 months ago

      Well, when an oid filter and an engine really love eachother...

    • XboobtubeX
      XboobtubeX Year ago +1

      if you have to ask this question, maybe changing your own oil is not for you.

    • SuburbanHobbyist
      SuburbanHobbyist Year ago

      He is referring to when the lip/rim of the filter gets to the end of the threads and is actually touching the body of the engine. The moment they meet up.

  • Romulo Lozano
    Romulo Lozano Year ago


  • Pollix780
    Pollix780 Year ago +9

    Hell of a lot cheaper than having a shop do it

    • James Alvarado
      James Alvarado 4 months ago +1

      $105 per hour of labor charge. They usually only charge half a hour since it's a simple job. Plus they mark up the price on the oil and filter.

    • Jyme Bale
      Jyme Bale Year ago +2

      It is always a lot cheaper than a shop doing it and I'm getting ready to buy my first new bike, a 2018 Indian Scout Sixty, I've built a lot of bikes, choppers and basket cases, they turned out new sort of, but real new, I'm 66 and haven't ridden in 25 years as life just got in the way, used to ride a Goldwing to work, my Dad had a Indian Chief in 47 so I thought what the hell, they don't vibrate near as bad as a Harley does from what a friend told me who borrowed a new Scout.

  • Clint Singer
    Clint Singer 2 years ago +1

    The only issue was having the tec touching the seat after the job was completed with his dirty gloves, other than that very good video.

  • Eccentric Detectorist's
    Eccentric Detectorist's 2 years ago +5

    When you take away the multiple cups of coffee and spillage. An don't cuss or throw wrenches....It goes pretty quick & efficient. Well done mate.

    • Jyme Bale
      Jyme Bale Year ago

      Yer taken all the fun out of it all with your mention's mate, but yes it does, had to stop throwin wrenches as I broke some things I couldn't replace.

  • 4pidgey
    4pidgey 2 years ago +1

    Why didn't you prefill the filter before install?

    • Ausblack
      Ausblack 5 months ago +1

      Not necessary, it'll build oil pressure almost instantly.

    • XboobtubeX
      XboobtubeX Year ago

      ok, if u say so

    • Clint Singer
      Clint Singer 2 years ago +4

      That's not totally correct, you can prefill the filter and let it sit for a few minutes and the filter will absorb 99% of the oil and have very little oil leaking out when installed, try it.

    • David Ellis
      David Ellis 2 years ago +2

      4pidgey it's horizontal, try filling it, you would have oil everywhere

  • Lies in the Skies Skies

    Can this kit be purchased for the 2017 Scout Sixty?

    • Timothy Arnold
      Timothy Arnold 11 months ago

      Lies in the Skies Skies yes. Your local Indian dealer will have it, usually back at the parts counter.

  • Brian C.
    Brian C. 2 years ago

    Do you use the same kit for the 2017 Scout Sixty?

  • Spuds McHaggis
    Spuds McHaggis 2 years ago +5

    For all those whinging about not being told what the torque specs are, LOOK IN YOUR OWNERS MANUAL! Simple!
    Oh and if you CBF here are the specs 15 ft-lbs (20 Nm).

    • SuburbanHobbyist
      SuburbanHobbyist Year ago +3

      But we are all here watching a video about how to change the oil on a Scout. They took the time to make the video. We took the time to watch the video. Would it have been that hard to include the specs. Not just the torque settings on the drain plugs, but also, what size/type tool do we need for the plugs? I don't, just weird to put out a video and leave all that stuff out. Now I have to go dig my owner's manual out.

  • Scorp
    Scorp 2 years ago

    you 4got a procedure there Jr. . . . . . the filter gets primed before installation .
    still a good vid tho.

    • SuburbanHobbyist
      SuburbanHobbyist Year ago +1

      I've heard you should do that but I don't think it's entirely necessary. I think it depends on the engine and where the filter sits. Could possibly get flooded with oil the minute he puts oil back in for all we know. Why don't you try throwing some oil in your Scout before putting the filter back on and see if oil drains out all over the floor. That will give you the answer.

    • Oni West
      Oni West Year ago

      Scorp doesnt matter, mr expert. when oil gets poured into the bike it will go into the filter.

  • MrToonfish
    MrToonfish 2 years ago +3

    @3:20 What's the point of cleaning the dipstick one last time before putting in place when everything's finished ?

    • SuburbanHobbyist
      SuburbanHobbyist Year ago +1

      Really?? Who cares?

    • Raymond Landing
      Raymond Landing Year ago +1

      It's a good habit , if by some chance you are in a dirty environment (parking lot) and you get sand or debris on the dipstick that you cannot detect it may prevent you from running it through your engine . It is most likely just a force of habit for the technician in the video.

  • MyBarry2009
    MyBarry2009 2 years ago

    Is he the Face of Indian Techs ? He looks like the Straight out of school Apprentices, at a motor company I worked for , would employ . I wouldn't want him working on my bikes .

    • SuburbanHobbyist
      SuburbanHobbyist Year ago +3

      What in the world could you possible have against the tech in this video?

    • Oni West
      Oni West Year ago +1

      i wouldnt want someone with the name barry working on mine for the same ridiculous reason. its changing oil, not rocket science, douchebag.

    • Jyme Bale
      Jyme Bale Year ago

      The very young man has to learn some time but I do understand what your talking about, I didn't start learning about working on cars and bikes till late in life as I lived in other countries till I was 18 and you can't own even a small scooter till your 21 or have a license in most foreign countries.

  • Kym Moulds
    Kym Moulds 2 years ago +4

    When you tighten the 2 oil drain plugs you say 'torque to spec'. Well why not say in your video what the torque setting(s) are for these 2 plugs? I understand that there may be changes in engines in the future but really just say what year and model and suggest to check the owners manual if the torque settings are in ther. Other than that an OK video.

  • kdk786
    kdk786 2 years ago +1

    Great vid!

  • TxGamer13
    TxGamer13 2 years ago +8

    Just as a warning for the first time you change the oil on a Scout, sometimes they over tighten the oil filter from the factory and make it EXTREMELY hard to remove. I actually had to end up puncturing the filter with a screwdriver through the side, and use that as a leverage bar along with my filter pliers to get it off. I installed the replacement hand tight, and haven't had an issue since.

    • kybourbonboy
      kybourbonboy 4 months ago

      @Jyme Bale I think when they built mine there must have been a sale on LocTite. PITA

    • Jyme Bale
      Jyme Bale Year ago +1

      The factories tighten everything way way way too damn tight, I've had to take a hammer to allen wrenches to break screws loose and some phillips too. Most used bikes don't have tool kits in them any more, most BMW's sure do.

    • Jerry Wick
      Jerry Wick 2 years ago +3

      TxGamer13 well at least it didn't come off!!

  • Pave-Low Nich
    Pave-Low Nich 2 years ago +16

    how is there anything to dislike or thumbs down in this video? ridiculous man. smh

    • david donne
      david donne 9 months ago

      Yes, plenty.
      poor voice sound quality
      Does not show what fitting he is using with ratchet, although it looks like a hex head driver. Since there are 2 plugs at front-one being a recessed square head, which one is he undoing?
      rear one is a recessed hex head.
      As others have said - no torque figs stated. If you are making a vid, why not do it properly and give out ALL info possible.

    • Candy Stewart
      Candy Stewart Year ago

      I disliked this video only because he cleaned his dipstick off the second time after reading it to just put it back in. So he’s contaminating it twice. The first time you need to do it but the second time is not needed.

    • Chris L
      Chris L 2 years ago

      They probably ride Harleys.

    • Harry Ruut
      Harry Ruut 2 years ago +1

      MJE horn does not have to be removed to do the oil change.

    • MJE
      MJE 2 years ago +2

      Kinda agree. While I appreciate the video I wish they would have shown the horn being removed, the full tightening of the filter, and the full tightening to spec (whatever the spec was) of the drain plugs. Also, does the oil pan need to be big enough to catch oil from the drain plugs AND removed filter? How long should the oil be allowed to drain from the bike? 30 minutes? Hour? More? Does "upright" when checking the oil mean perpendicular to the ground or on the kick stand (as shown in the video)?

  • Mohammed Fareed MFD
    Mohammed Fareed MFD 2 years ago +1

    Good job 👏🏻