Kawasaki Versys 300 Oil Change Guide

If you are planning on changing the oil in your Kawasaki Versys 300, we've got all of the information you need to get the job done. Below we've got instructions for your Kawasaki Versys oil change, all of the service information you'll need, fun facts, and a video to walk you through your Versys oil change step-by-step.

For more help, we offer motorcycle oil change kits to give you everything you need for your oil change: 4 quarts of 10W-40 synthetic oil, an oil filter, a crush washer, a funnel, and an oil change reminder sticker.

Check out the Factory Racing Parts Kawasaki Versys 300 Oil Change Kit for your Versys 300.



  • 10W-40 engine oil
  • Oil filter
  • Crush washer
  • 17mm wrench or socket and ratchet
  • 4mm Allen wrench
  • Drain pan
  • 65mm oil filter wrench (57001-1249)
  • Rags
  • Funnel
  • High-flash solvent (like brake cleaner, acetone, or paint thinner)

Oil Change Instructions

  1. Start the motorcycle and bring it up to operating temperature. This is best done by taking the bike for a quick ride.
  2. Situate the motorcycle so that it is vertical after warming up the engine.
  3. Remove the lower fairing bolts and collars.
  4. Pull the right lower fairing outward to clear the frame and remove.
  5. Remove the engine oil drain plug to drain the oil.
  6. Replace the drain bolt washer with a new one and tighten the drain bolt.
  7. Remove the oil filter with the oil filter wrench.
  8. Apply a thin coat of oil to the filter O-ring before filter installation.
  9. Pour in the specified amount of oil and check oil level.
  10. Insert the projection of the right lower fairing into the grommet.
  11. Tighten the lower fairing bolts with the collars to specified  torque.
  12. Start engine, check for leaks, add oil if necessary. 

Get Everything You Need In One Box

A Factory Racing Parts Oil Change Kit comes with the oil, filter, crush washer, funnel, and oil change sticker you need to change the oil on your Versys 300.

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  • Viscosity: SAE 10W-40
  • Capacity: 2.0L (2.1 qt) (When filter is not removed.)
  • 2.2L (2.3 qt) (When filter is removed.)
  • Coolant Capacity: 0.4 gal.
  • Oil change interval: 3,000-7,000 miles depending on riding conditions
  • Air Filter: 11013-0762
  • Battery: 26012-0608
  • Oil Filter: 16097-0008


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