The bike has to be level to check the oil (not leaning on the kickstand). With the 900 I can lay on the ground and push the bike up to level (careful not to push it too far!), I don't know how easy this is with a 1600. You can get one of those extending mirrors and sit on the bike and check it with the mirror. Or get someone to help you.
All the sacrifice and the death and war
Lord I pray that I'm worth fighting for