Originally Posted by MadChap
2 quarts with a filter change is the right amount. The dip stick is terrible on the DR. You have to hold your tongue just right, stand on one foot, close your right eye 3/4 of the way and humm Camptown Races to get an accurate reading.
Amen! Forget that 3 minute routine - it never worked for me. Put in 2 quarts with a filter change and if it ain't leaking on the floor, you are good to go. I have a very strict habit of checking the oil immediately after each ride or when I stop to refuel on long trips. I always get accurate readings then. Best of all, I don't have to go through some ridiculous checking-oil-routine the next time I want to ride the motorcycle.
Lack of oil is the easiest way to toast the otherwise very reliable DR350. Check it every time :>