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Old 06-18-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Hi, guys. I just bought my first bike last Weekends, and it's 2011 Ninja 250r. This one http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=260101

Last night I wanted to figure out how to change the engine oil. And to my surprise, I cannot see the oil level through the gauge!!! Then I went to Target and bought two bottle of engine oil. I put around 1.5L engine oil into it before it showed high level in the gauge. I was shocked !!! And I started the bike for a while, and I found the color of the engine oil turned to dark.

I do checked if there is any oil leak when I buy it, and found nothing. Yes, I didn't check the engine oil level. I'm stupid, but how can you imagine there is no engine oil for a 2 years and only 1400 miles bike. (The owner did 500 miles maintenance). Before the trade, I asked the owner if there is anything wrong during riding, and he said nothing wrong. Then I paid the cash, and owner drove the bike to my place coz I don't have DL at this moment.

So, what can I do to check if the engine is alright? I'm lack of experience. My place is in the TMC area, I'll appreciate it if you can come and help me to check it.

If there is a problem with the engine, what should I deal with it? Any suggestions?
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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Did you put a brick or block of wood under the kickstand? The oil should be checked while the bike is level. If not, you just over-filled the out of it.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:39 AM   #4
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If you have an owner's manual, READ IT. Like pinball said, the bike has to be straight up, not leaning, when you check the oil level
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LOL You checked it on the stand didnt you?
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Did you put a brick or block of wood under the kickstand? The oil should be checked while the bike is level. If not, you just over-filled the out of it.
I checked the oil level with bike is leaning, and it was below the "low" level line. Is it the same case with your bike?

I saw the oil level start from blow of the gauge after I filled about 0.5L oil, yes the bike was still leaning.
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LOL drain the oil and don't try running it again till you get an experienced person to do it.

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I checked the oil level with bike is leaning, and it was below the "low" level line. Is it the same case with your bike?

I saw the oil level start from blow of the gauge after I filled about 0.5L oil, yes the bike was still leaning.
Do NOT run the bike.. drain out the oil you added.. recheck with the bike straight up and down... do some research and get a manual before attempting any more service on your bike.

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Gotta have the bike sitting straight up when checking the oil level. You probably have to much oil in it now.


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I checked the oil level with bike is leaning, and it was below the "low" level line. Is it the same case with your bike?

I saw the oil level start from blow of the gauge after I filled about 0.5L oil, yes the bike was still leaning.
You can't check the oil with the bike leaning. It has to be straight up and down. You can't even see oil in my sight glass when my bike is leaning on the kickstand, but it's at the full line when the bike is level.
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You can't check the oil with the bike leaning. It has to be straight up and down. You can't even see oil in my sight glass when my bike is leaning on the kickstand, but it's at the full line when the bike is level.
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Do NOT run the bike.. drain out the oil you added.. recheck with the bike straight up and down... do some research and get a manual before attempting any more service on your bike.

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What will happen if I start it with over-filled engine oil?
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Like previous people said, drain the oil you put in it. The oil is checked with the bike standing up right and not on its kickstand.

Also, make sure you are using motorcycle specific oil. If you overfill your motor with oil, you'll be like this guy:

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What will happen if I start it with over-filled engine oil?
Could possible hydraulic the engine and damage
push oil past the rings and damage rings/valves/plugs
possibly it runs but blows excess oil out the vent into the airbox, or on the rear tire...
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What will happen if I start it with over-filled engine oil?
Ride it for an hour and report back
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Like previous people said, drain the oil you put in it. The oil is checked with the bike standing up right and not on its kickstand.

Also, make sure you are using motorcycle specific oil. If you overfill your motor with oil, you'll be like this guy:

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Then I went to Target and bought two bottle of engine oil.
What brand and type of oil did you get at Target?


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