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Mike has completed a check of the motorcycle’s lights & indicators. The painted surfaces are safely covered.

Now, the electrical system’s main fuse can be removed. To do so, use a 5/32″ Allen bit to remove the left side cover. Pull the fuse caddy from its mount and remove the plastic cover to expose the fuse. Once the fuse is removed, it is safe to continue with the service.

Milwaukee 8 oil drain plug location has changed but all plugs are very straight forward. The primary case drain plug is beneath the primary case. It’s easy to locate. Follow the center of the derby cover downward and find it protruding from the bottom of the inner primary case.

The transmission case drain plug is equally easy to identify. It is located on the bottom, right side of the oil pan. Follow the center of the transmission side cover downward for a reference point.

The Milwaukee 8 oil drain plug location is the only drain plug that is located on the back side of the oil pan. Find it on the back, left, side of the oil pan assembly. The three drain plugs are identical. Use a 5/8″ socket to loosen and remove all three drain plugs.

It is important to remove the oil fill plug, transmission fill plug, and derby covers as the fluids drain. If not removing immediately, be sure to leave a visible note as a reminder that the compartment is void of fluid.

Finally, Mike removes the oil filter. The crank position sensor is no longer in the way which makes it easier to use a variety of oil filter wrenches. One thing that is the same, however: It is hard to avoid having oil run down onto the engine and frame when removing the oil filter. Mike suggests doing the best that you can to catch the used oil. Wipe up and clean the area as much as possible before moving on. It may be helpful to use a non-chlorinated aerosol brake cleaner and compressed air.

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