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Old 06-23-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Oil Level question on my Honda

Hello all, newbie here. I know this is a dumb question and I hit the search forum button but I could find what I was looking for so I decided to make a post. I have been putting together an 02 Honda CBR F4i. The bike was a apart but still a roller. I got everything together to my knowledge and want to try to start it. I wanted to check all the fluids before doing so. I opened the oil plug and couldn't feel any oil. I don't want to start it and then find out there's no oil in the motor and lock it up. There looks to be a fairly new K&N Oil Filer on the bike. My question is how can I check the oil level on the bike? Second, how much is the level suppose to be. Any comments or suggestions will be helpful. Thanks
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set the bike straight up and there should be a sight glass that you can see. level should be in the middle... if not there should be dipstick on the oil fill plug.
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Ah ok, let me do that now and get back with you. Where in the SE are you? I'm in League City? When I opened the oil plug, I didn't see a dip stick on it and when I put my pinky in the hole I didn't feel anything. I will check the front of the filter now.
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Sight glass: look through the round hole in the bodywork that is closest to the H in HONDA.

cbrf2 f4i

See it here at the bottom of the clutch cover (right side of the bike near the rear brake pedal)
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this should be checked with the bike level (like you were riding it). Note the two lines in the case just next to the sight glass - oil should be between the two lines while the engine is OFF. If you need to add oil, use ONLY a motorcycle-specific oil. Most auto parts stores will offer at least one option in a 10w40 weight.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:55 PM   #5
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set the bike straight up and there should be a sight glass that you can see. level should be in the middle... if not there should be dipstick on the oil fill plug.
Thanks again, I saw it. I'm glad I did. I didn't see it showing any oil in it. What brand are you using?
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should be on the side on the motor (right). next to or around the clutch cover. area

look thru the fairing

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the clear thing at the bottom
level should be between the upper and lower line.
remember to stand the bike straight up
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Sight glass: look through the round hole in the bodywork that is closest to the H in HONDA.

cbrf2 f4i

See it here at the bottom of the clutch cover (right side of the bike near the rear brake pedal)
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Cool, I just found it. It wasn't showing any oil in it. What brand and weight oil are you running in yours? About to go pick some up right now. 3 quarts if I'm correct?
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I really appreciate all of the help.
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u scott!!! lol shoot me ur number, we gotta get together sometime 832-353-0444
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