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Old 07-04-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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Ok. I have a to ask this question cause I dont have the owners manual to my bike.
At what level should I fill my bike with oil? My brother in law thought my bike needed oil and filled it with the bike on its kickstand, leaned over. Now with the bike straight up the oil is over the 2 lines in the middle of the sight glass. Should the oil level be in between the two lines in the sight glass with the bike standing straight up? I am sure the answer is yes, but I just need confirmation. Thanks.
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:42 AM   #2
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with the bike standing straight up it should be at the high side of the upper line. If it is TOO high it can cause problems. If it JUST fills the site glass standing straight up it should be ok.
also this is with the bike NOT running. running u will see little in the site glass.
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stand the bike straight up (with a rear stand or get your bro to hold it straight up)the oil should be filled to the top line...the lower line means it's low...i fill mine a quart over..of course my bike is a parking lot bike...when i had my 1000 i filled it a half quart over

you can not check your oil level and get a proper reading with a bike on a rear stand.:BangHead:

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Both of my bikes show almost nothing when they are on a stand.
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Both of my bikes show almost nothing when they are on a stand.

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oh fuuuck it dump 4 qaurts in it
you gotta be careful when over filling your engine, if i overfill mine by just a little too much, which i do overfill just a "tad" it will leak onto my rear wheel and swingarm. I tried to put the bike on the stand once and the thing started sliding off almost falling over b/c there was oil on the bottom of the S/A and it wasn't holding the bike in place.. It was a close call.. :BangHead:
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i would think placing the bike of both front and rear stands would give you a more accurate measurement than just the rear stand. i just kneel down and grab the handle bar with one hand to check my oil.
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thanks , guys . I knew I was right . I just wanted to confirm it with the rest of the boards vast knowledge..hehehe.
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