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Hey all, I was wondering about oil levels. When the bike is running the oil in the bubble is barely visible, is this normal? I know your suppose to check the oil when the bike is shut off for a few minutes, but I tilted the bike up straight the other day while it was running and noticed the oil level in the bubble was barely visible, and should it be this low. I understand the bike only has a small resivoir. Thanks.
 

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like crushedcamber said when the bike is streight with engine shutoff,the oil level should be between upper and lower level line.Anyhow when the engine is running the oil level is hardly visible.Nothing to worry about here.
 
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When it doubt, put the bike on a rear stand which will hold it up straight then you can get down and look at it. When the engine is cold, the oil level should be halfway between the full/low lines. You can also check out the oil's color.
 

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MadMax said:
When it doubt, put the bike on a rear stand which will hold it up straight then you can get down and look at it. When the engine is cold, the oil level should be halfway between the full/low lines. You can also check out the oil's color.
sorry madmax, but the rear stand method does not work. trust me.... i made that mistake. :D i kept pouring oil in and i was wondering why the window wasn't filling up. i was almost done with my second quart, so i decided to take the bike off of the stand and hold the bike level instead. crap! the oil level jumped from empty to the upper line.

the bike has to be on level ground and held straight up and down in order to get an accurate reading.
 
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Oops, I meant to say on both stands, front and rear so it's straight and level.

Another good way when you're doing an oil change is only pour in 1.7 quarts.
 

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Angel, mine does too..

And Freak, the reason the oil level changes when the bike is turned on, is because the oil pump is pumping all that delicious gooey oil all over your engine parts so that all the parts play nice and none of them rub the other's the wrong way... It's like a beautiful orgy in there... :p When you turn the engine off, the party stops, and all that delicious gooey oil no longer being pumped and squirted everywhere is held on the oil pan at the bottom of the engine. This is also why you're supposed to wait 10-15 minutes after the engine is off to do an oil change, so that you know all the oil has drained out of all the places in the heads and such forth - that you're getting an accurate reading... Does that makes sense? I hope it helps.
 

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spooph said:
"when the bike is turned on, is because the oil pump is pumping all that delicious gooey oil all over your engine parts so that all the parts play nice and none of them rub the other's the wrong way... It's like a beautiful orgy in there... :p When you turn the engine off, the party stops, and all that delicious gooey oil no longer being pumped and squirted everywhere is held on the oil pan at the bottom of the engine"
WOW! who knew my engine was having sex while it was on! :eek:
well since i know how good sex is and my bike is having it, I am gonna let my bike run 24/7! NON STOP ORGY!!! WHOOOOOOOO! :D
 

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hey guys what to do if you add too much oil? I just changed it a couple days ago and the level is more than between those two lines. Its almost where over the second line! what to do in this case? I added about 1.8 quarters
 

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use some sort of siphon device to remove some until the level is correct. no dont run your bike until you do so, you could cause damage. you added 1.8 quarts.... did you change out your oil filter also? if not, that could be the problem... that or to a lesser extent if you did not give your bike enough time to drain out properly.

let me see if i can google up a siphon thingy.

edit: something like this: http://www.acehardwaresuperstore.com/arnold-gas--oil-siphon-system-p-61511.html?ref=42

note: it should only be used to remove excess oil. it should not be used as a substitute to removing the drain plug and changing the oil that way.
 

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yes sure I have changed oil filter also... soo really if level is a bit higher than in between it may cause engine damage?!!! help then! help! ! need advise!!r
 

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Have you run the engine since you've had the oil changed? 1.8 quarts will not hurt your engine especially since you changed the filter as well. However you really need to get the bike as straight up as possible. recheck the level. If you do fill the oil too much, it will blowback out of the crankcase thru the airbox drain tube. You will see on the ground. This will usually occur when the bike is sat high rpms. Ride it slow thru all the gears. Let it sit then recheck. If it is still too much, then just drain a little out by cracking the drain plug again. Sounds like a pain, but if you dont have a long enough siphon, it is the way to go.
 
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