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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Oil level

Ok I have probably a stupid question but I really dont know.
My bike has the little sight glass for the oil level. Do I fill it halfway up the sight glass with the bike level or on the kickstand?

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Level is measured with the bike upright. If you look closely, there are lines on the sightglass, to see "low" & "full". Slightly inconvenient, if you can't find someone to help. On my Vulcans, I used to sit on the bike and lean way-y-y-y over, to see it. Or I would hold the right passenger footpeg and right handlebar grip to balance it level (hard to do). Much easier to get Wifey to staddle the bike, so I could get on my hands and knees to see the damn thing! Hint: If you're by yourself, just use blocks of wood, under the side stand! Much easier, as long as the bike doesn't fall over!
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Well if that's the case I overfilled it last time. Oh well I'll change it again soon. Thanks!

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Anywhere between the marks is acceptable. And yes a wife is handy to help check the level.
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A telescoping mirror (aka mechanics mirror) works wonders for checking the level.
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A tilting make-up mirror makes it a one=person job.
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