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Offlinechrismckay

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    How do you check your oil???
    « on: 2014-07-30 21:13:20 »
    What rules do you apply to your oil level checking ritual??


    Centre stand? warm engine? Side Stand? hand stand?????


    There are so many variables on google and as I am new to this boxer engine, I would like to hear your views.. :D

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      Re: How do you check your oil???
      « Reply #1 on: 2014-07-30 21:37:55 »
      Always use the centre stand but make sure the ground is level. If its leaning left or right by just a bit you will get an incorrect reading. Think the book tells you to check it when hot but switched off for a few seconds. Window is normally empty when the engine is running. 

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      Re: How do you check your oil???
      « Reply #2 on: 2014-07-30 22:05:43 »
      Sometimes handy carrying a small LED torch or similar.
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        Re: How do you check your oil???
        « Reply #3 on: 2014-07-31 21:09:32 »
        RTM, its all in there.

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          Re: How do you check your oil???
          « Reply #4 on: 2014-08-04 23:42:55 »
          RTM, its all in there.


          too easy  ;)

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            Re: How do you check your oil???
            « Reply #5 on: 2014-11-08 15:39:05 »
            From the Rider's Manual

            The oil level varies with
            the temperature of the
            oil. The higher the temperature,
            the higher the level of oil in the
            sump. Checking the oil level with
            the engine cold or after no more
            than a short ride will lead to misinterpretation
            of oil level.
            In order to ensure that the engine
            oil level is read correctly,
            check the oil level only after at
            engine operating temperature.
            Switch off the engine when it is
            at operating temperature.
            Make sure the ground is level
            and firm and place the motorcycle
            on its centre stand.
            Wait five minutes for the oil to
            drain into the oil pan.

            Knowing that the oil level will rise when the engine gets hot, I like to check it at home from cold before a ride, seeing the oil near the top of the sight glass.

            (The difference between MIN and MAX is 0.5 litre.)

            As mentioned, a small torch can be helpful when checking the oil level.
            « Last Edit: 2014-11-08 18:21:22 by DaygloDavid »