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HOW TO CHANGE THE OIL
ON YOUR INDIAN MOTORCYCLE

HOW TO CHANGE THE OIL
ON YOUR INDIAN MOTORCYCLE

KEEP THINGS RUNNING THEIR SMOOTHEST WITH
POLARIS ENGINEERED OIL, PARTS AND LUBRICANTS

DO IT YOURSELF VIDEOS

DO IT YOURSELF VIDEOS

One of the best things you can do for your Indian motorcycle is to change the oil regularly. And with a little knowledge, it's fairly easy to accomplish. All you need is about 30 minutes, a few basic tools and the right oil and replacement parts on hand. Check out our DIY videos for a wide range of Indian Motorcycle models to get started.

 

Find step-by-step instructions and videos on changing your oil

Check out the Lubricant Specification Chart for all vehicle fluid information.

Oil and Indian parts

Oil and parts to fit your ride

Finding the right parts isn't complicated. If you know the year, brand and model of your Indian Motorcycle, plug them in and we'll tell you what you need and how much. You can order parts online or through your dealer.

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Order an oil change kit. It includes the right amount of oil for your bike, plus the oil filter. Remember, oil has a long shelf life, up to 5 years, so keep an extra kit on hand for your next oil change.

   PRO TIP

Order an oil change kit. It includes the right amount of oil for your bike, plus the oil filter. Remember, oil has a long shelf life, up to 5 years, so keep an extra kit on hand for your next oil change.

Tools and accessories to change oil in the Indian

Tools You'll Want To Have On Hand

The best way to ensure changing your oil on your motorcycle goes smoothly is to have the right tools to do the job. Make sure you have these essentials in your garage before you begin.

Drip pan

Allen socket set

Shop rags

End cap style oil filter wrench

Oil funnel

Nitrile gloves

Eye protection

Drip pan

Allen socket set

Shop rags

Oil Funnel

Nitrile gloves

Eye protection

Changing the oil in the Indian

How often should you change your motorcycle oil?

It can vary by use and model, but a good rule of thumb is to change your motorcycle's oil and filter every 5,000 miles or every six months — whichever comes first. Refer to your vehicle's maintenance schedule, found under "My Garage", in your Polaris Account.

Why Choose Indian Motorcycle Engine Oil

Indian Motor Oils are high-quality lubricants designed to maintain peak performance in motorcycles better than aftermarket fluids. Our proprietary formula is designed using the latest technology to match the needs of Indian Motorcycle engine platforms while delivering outstanding clutch performance. It prevents clutch slippage, smooth engagement actuation and protects the clutch system from warping and wear under heavy loads.

Indian oil kit

Need Advice?

Contact your local dealer. They can help you navigate what you need for a successful oil change, or if you prefer, they can do it for you.