Pulsar 220 owners would have always searched for a "oil filter" in their bike.Atleast I did. I opened the clutch cover or the primary cover to find out a "tea strainer" like filter! Thats all the oil filter thats there in Pulsars!
I have not cleaned my tea strainer, oops, Oil strainer for 10,000+ km. But it was very clean. So i just put it back. If yours was having some sluge just wash away with some keroscene and dry it off and put it back. If you notice any damage the strainer just get a new one and replace it.
DISCLAIMER! This DIY was safe and effective for me. I rode a 1000km to Kerala after I did this and I faced no problems But its no guarantee that it would work for your or bike.
Things you would need:
1. Ring spanners, bottle spanners
2. Primary cover gasket (if old one is damaged)
3 Oil strainer (if old one is damaged)
4. Engine oil. (For p220 dtsi its 1150 ml. Refer service manual for others.)
- Remove the engine oil by draining it from the drain hole on the left side of the bike.
- Remove primary or clutch cover (thats there on the silencer side of the bike)
- Locate the oil pump thats bolted by theree bolts as shown in the above picture.
- Remove those bolts marked as in the picture.
- The strainer will come out along with the pump
- The strainer is hold in place with a metal clip. Remove it.
- Now clean the strainer, if necessary.
- Put back the starainer to the oil pump fastening using the metal clip.
- Bolt the oil pump back, ensuring the yellow sprocket is fitting properly with the other sprocket(not visible in the picture above)
- Put back the primary cover. Change the gasket if needed. I change it every other time I open the primary cover.
- Put back the oil drain bolt back. Do not over tight the bolt.
- Now fill new engine oil.