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Old 04-16-2008, 01:47 PM   #1
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2006600RR OIL QUESTION

Ive been telling myself that I need to get the oil changed for awhile. Just checked the oil level by pulling the oil cap off the right side and you cant even see the oil. Put 2 quarts in and still cant see the oil level. Do I need to fill it up full (or at least where you can see oil level)?
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:50 PM   #2
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I cant see my oil when it full
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:52 PM   #3
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How to Check Your Oil Level

To read the oil level correctly, you must start the engine and let it idle until the engine and oil are warm Then shut off the engine, and wait three minutes for the oil to drain down to the oil pan. Read the oil level while the bike is on its center stand. The site glass for reading the oil level is on the lower right hand side of the engine, visible through a vent in the fairing lower.
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Checking Your Motorcycle Oil with sight glass

Virtuall all motorcycles that are equipped with a sight glass are designed to check the motorcycle oil while the motorcycle is held upgight and level.This can usually be accomplished using the centerstand. If you must hold the motorcycle upright withoug the aid of a centerstand then checking the level without the help of a friend can be a challange.

1. When the engine warmed to normal operating temperatur parke the bike on a level surface.

2. Locate the sight glassand check for any markings. Some crankcases are marked with LOW and FULL lines just to the side of the glass. Sometimes the sight glass itself is marked with lines or with a dot in the center.

3. If required add motorcycle oil to keep the level between the marks. Add motorcycle motorcycle oil slowly since even a small amount of motorcycle oil will normally make a difference in the sigh glass.

Looks something like this
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I was under the impression he didnt have a sight window
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The site glass for reading the oil level is on the lower right hand side of the engine, visible through a vent in the fairing lower.
+1. Look at the site glass (when the bike is centered and not on the kickstand) to see your oil level. You should *NOT* be able to see the oil level(even when it's properly filled) by removing the oil filler cap and peering in.

My guess is that you may have overfilled it with the 2 additional quarts. The bike only takes 3.1 to 3.2 quarts (I always forget the tenths number).

If you did overfill, just drain out all the oil and put 3.1/3.2 quarts in.
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yeah looks like i overfilled, cant even see a line anymore, I have to take off the lowers to drain dont i?
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knock it over and it should be just right.
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yeah looks like i overfilled, cant even see a line anymore, I have to take off the lowers to drain dont i?
You don't need to just to drain it. But, the oil pan bolt might be accessed a bit easier with the lower right fairing off. I only take the lowers off if I replace the oil filter.
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yeah looks like i overfilled, cant even see a line anymore, I have to take off the lowers to drain dont i?

No... do you have front and rear stands ... that makes it easier if you lay on your back you should be able to see the oil drain plug
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alright thanks again, found the drain plug and drained it, got my buddy from work picking me up 4 quarts gonna fill'er back up and hopefully be good...im such a NOOB haha what would i do w/o MH
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I don't think it takes 4 quarts, more like 2.5 iirc.

In the future, the easiest way to drain off oil if you over-fill is to loosen the oil filter until you get to the desired level. Start the bike, let it idle and get warm, re-check the level (as per NoFear's post) and top off if necessary.
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is it possible to change filter w/o removing the lower?
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is it possible to change filter w/o removing the lower?
only if you have a naked Bike ie no fairings if you have fairing you gotta remove the right side to get access to the filter
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I always take the lower fairings off to change the oil... its not needed but it makes it easier and can be less messy. Plus you can safety-wire the filter easier (which I always do even on street bikes).

Most bikes will be full with just over 3 quarts (you'll need to buy 4, but won't use all of the 4th bottle).

Bring 'er over this weekend and I can go over everything with you, its easy once you know what you're doing.
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Most bikes will be full with just over 3 quarts (you'll need to buy 4, but won't use all of the 4th bottle)..
Busa takes a lil over 4
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alright thanks again, found the drain plug and drained it, got my buddy from work picking me up 4 quarts gonna fill'er back up and hopefully be good...im such a NOOB haha what would i do w/o MH

3 quarts is fine in the '06 600rr. I have an '05 600rr, and that's what I fill it up to. The manual probably says 3.1 qts, but that extra isn't needed. Check www.600rr.net for more bike specific discussions on this.
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Busa takes a lil over 4
Wow, you must have a bigger oil pan on your Busa. Changed my oil over the weekend. Recommends 3.5 with filter change, and I put just a little over that.
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