If you have a Wal-Mart nearby they will take used oil for recycling (no charge!). That's what I do with all my oil when I do service myself.
Congrats on your oil change. I've not looked under my CTX to see the clearance. I change the oil on my '07 ST 1300 and will probably do the same on the CTX. I had the dealer do my first 600 mi service.. Most auto parts stores will accept used oil to be recycled.My local dealer won't be able to do the 600 mile service until Thursday. I already have 660 miles and expect to do another 400 tomorrow.
For the first time in about 30 years, I changed the oil myself. I found a good writeup at Changing Engine and Differential Oil ( ST1300 ) * for the ST1300.
The tip about the foil was excellent. I would have had quite a bit of oil on the exhaust without the foil. The oil filter on the CTX1300 is very difficult to access. It is much more cramped than the ST1300 pictures show. The factory put mine on way too tight.
This was the first time I ever changed the oil on a bike with no center stand. It actually wasn't an issue. If you are careful, you can put a block under the side stand to hold the bike straight enough to look in the sighting glass.
I was impressed at how nice the engine looks. The painted surfaces look way better than the old bare aluminum I remember from when I worked on bikes in the past.
I have no idea what to do with the oil I removed. I have some friends who work on their own vehicles so I'm hoping they can tell me where to recycle it locally.
I have used Shell Rotella T6 oil in my ST 1300s. It has more zinc then other synthetics to lube the clutch. I've ridden over 75K mi on two ST 1300 with no problem. Pure one makes a filter for the ST 1300 that is much cheaper than the Honda filter and is still reliable. I change oil around 7-8000 mi.How much oil did it take and which brand and brand number oil filter did ya use??Thanks Ken!! Dave!!!
Well that would be too easy.The note against "Energy Conserving" is due to wet clutch which may begin to slip if one of those oils is used.
Funny how in the US you're supposed to know about all those API/SAE codes whereas in the EU we simply label the bottle "for Cars" or "for Motorcycles"