The video is nicely done. Its difficult to get good camera management and sound quality, I did not notice any of the common AV mistakes made on many videos.
Overall the technical aspects are well done. I do technical writing as part of my job, and its surprisingly difficult to explain how to do something or test something, because the writer knows how to do all of it, and does not realize when he is leaving out important information. You covered it all well.
Also like your shop and your professionally installed garage floor (I have a cousin that installs those).
Couple minor things and one that you might want to edit the audio.
The discussion about warming up the bike or not warming it up is not really necessary. The only comment you need to make is dont run the bike till its hot, because the covers over the filter will be too hot to handle. Warming it up is ok, draining it cold is ok, but you have about 4 minutes of discussion.
You called an open end wrench a spanner a few times - a spanner is an adjustable wrench, like a crescent wrench or a pipe wrench (with an adjustable "span"). You show the right tool to use, the crows foot, but calling it a spanner will confuse people and bring negative comments from anyone in England. You can get a 17mm 6 point socket (craftman and Lowes 3/8" drive both fit from my tool box) and break the nut loose, but you wont be able to spin the nut more that 2 or 3 turns before the socket hits the frame - so break it loose, remove socket, remove bolt with fingers. Tapping the wrench with a hammer is the way to do it. Nicely done.
Before you start pulling the filter covers off, put the oil drain bolt in and torque it up. Dont put it in finger tight, you might forget to torque it. Then slide the oil pan over to the filter side. I use a regular 5 quart oil drain pan from Walmart (not the bottle thing) and it fits under the bike, but it wont reach from the drain hole to the filter side - Ive made that mess twice already. If you drain the oil after running the bike for a few minutes the filter will be full of oil, about 6 ounces is leaking out.
Encourage people to have their owners manual, or their "Bike history book" open, with all the filter and oil requirements and torque settings on one page, and as they remove the cover bolts make a drawing and NOTE where the long bolts go. From memory there are only two sizes, on some other bikes there are 3 different lengths on some covers, and if you put a long bolt where a short one goes it will hit something inside the engine and cause very expensive damage. Its worth the effort to make the little drawing. If you just set the bolts down in the right pattern on the floor, you never know whats going to happen, you get called away, you drop a tool and the bolts scatter.. and then if you just go from memory it can be a very expensive single point failure/mistake. Its one of the few things a person can do during normal maintenance and wreck the engine as a result.
You dont have to hold the bike upright to fill the oil, you will need the right shaped funnel, but as long as the funnel is in the oil fill hole, it wont back up and leak out as you fill it. The FULL level is well below the filler hole. Making an oil change a two person job, or forcing a person to find a way to support the bike on both sides to keep it standing, will stop some people from changing their oil if they dont have a helper.
The last thing is an actual mistake. If you hold the bike upright and fill it with oil till the level is correct in the site glass, you are about 6 ounces low. When you start the bike up it will fill the filter cavity, which is blocked by the oil pump - this is the same oil that does not drain out the drain plug, it comes out when you take the filter off. So you need to put the amount called out by the owners manual with a filter change (3 quarts). Then close the filler, start the engine for a minute, and check the site glass to make sure you did not miss a quart.
BTW an easy way to check the site glass solo is to get a small mirror, sit on the bike in gear, hold the brake with your right hand and reach down with the mirror and look in the window. If you put the full 3 quarts in it will be slightly over the FULL line - you will need to lean the bike just a bit to right to see the top of the oil in the window. A few ounces over will not hurt anything, a full quart over will.
I didnt quite follow the audio when you were checking the oil level- the max (full) level is at the top of the window, not the middle.
These videos you are making are very useful here on the forum. When a new owner asks questions I never tell them to use the search function. Knowing you have good videos on Youtube we can link them in and say "YES! here you go" without coming across as snippy.
Last edited by KCW; 04-01-2019 at 08:59 AM.