My Owners manual says add to Oil Tank only, not crankcase because of the whole dry oil sump mechanism which I'll spare the details of... Do I agree with manual? No! I change my oil pretty much how Mad Dog took the time to post with excellent pics too, even though the manual makes no indication to put oil in crankcase.
My 2017 Raptor 700R Owners Manual specifically states after removing oil and tightening all the bolts: "Add 1.37 US qts through Oil Tank filler hole (Only There). Start engine, rev several times, turn it off, then gradually fill oil oil tank to correct level on dipstick."
No no no, do it the Mad Dog way... better for your engine's innards after an oil change to have oil in the crankcase for immediate lubrication. (I know how dry-sumps work differently)
Think of it this way: You drained oil out of the crankcase after ~20 +/-hrs riding it, so the engine naturally retained oil in crankcase as it was obviously engineered to retain oil in crankcase, so put some back there too after an oil change. Maybe Yamaha thinks we're just a bunch of dummies out here in good ole USA, and we'd be confused if we were told to put oil in 2 places instead of 1...
2017 Raptor 700R All Stock
Last edited by YamiTsunami; 03-12-2017 at 05:10 AM.