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Old 01-03-2013, 12:34 AM   #94
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Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
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sounds exactly like a xr400 method of checking the oil level.

over time most just found adding exactly 2qt at fill up (assuming you drain it at both places...sound familiar?) was the correct amount.
i'm sure a proper fill cc will come about with this bike too.

Originally Posted by krussell View Post
Nice write up HF.

Disclaimer: Use the following information at your own risk, it should be right, but you never know.

The drain plug torque is 40nm. It's not in the massive torque table at the end, it's in the engine torque picture show, page F4.12. Lower left hand corner. To sanity check, I cross checked the F650 oil change for dummies page, it says 40nm too.

The filter cover bolts are 10nm.

The oil level check is the most complicated I've ever seen. The thing needs a sight glass! By the book instructions are:

1) start bike and run until cooling fan starts, then 3 minutes more, then stop bike.
2) remove dipstick, clean
2a) Bike should be level, as in vertical, not on side stand, and level front to back
3) place dispstick in hole, do not screw in
4) check for level between min and max

There is, according the the manual, a .25liter difference between min and max.

I found about an 8 oz difference between on the side stand vs. vertical. (on my strada, with the preload up from stock, it leans more than your Terra appears to.)
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