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Just about to my first oil change on a 2017 CB500F. Do I need to get a new drain plug washer? When I would change the oil on a car I would need to replace the washer since it was a crush washer.

Also I am about to order a K&N oil filter (KN-204). It seems like this is the correct one as it's what works for the CB500F 2016 and earlier. It's not looking like they have updated their database to include newer than 2016.
 

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K&N 204 is what I use. A lot of people use other brand filters and they seem satisfied. I've done more than a dozen oil changes and I haven't replaced the washer.
In a side note, if you're going to do your own oil changes and other maintenance, you will want to make good records to keep your warranty in tact. There are apps for your smartphone that are good. Hand written notation is fine too. A lot of people already know this, but I thought I'd mention it just in case.

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FWIW, I never change the washer on anything (auto included). I do like to clean all surfaces and use a very, very thin amount of RTV on both sides of washer. Never had a leak. I just snug up the drain plug w/o overdoing it.
 

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You gotta do what feels right for you. I have never changed a crush washer except on brake hoses. Never had a leak. Peace of mind can also come from knowing you are not wasting money on something not needed. Rick
 

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It's something that Honda recommends changing every oil change. It's about $1.99. Bike is under warranty, why not stay in spec with Honda? I change mine.
 

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Drain plug torque is 22 ft. lbs. per service manual, with a good torque wrench, I have a couple of Snap-On torque wrenches.
I like snap-on. They make good stuff. I don't put a torque wrench on the drain plug, though. I use a stubby for better "feel".
...Nothing wrong with changing the washer, I just don't.

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