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Old 01-31-2013, 04:56 PM   #52756
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The dealer is asking $5700. I think thats a good price but I like to check with the guys in the know.
Offer $5,500 take it home & be happy If it's a dealer you trust, all is good.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:59 PM   #52757
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What I was getting at was possible leakdown. If yours does leakdown youreadings will vary. Check it running, no leakdown.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:03 PM   #52758
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Tell the dealer $5500 ,tax , tag & title included. Some dealers offer extended warrantys on used bikes also. Try including that first too. See where you get.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:15 PM   #52759
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What I was getting at was possible leakdown. If yours does leakdown youreadings will vary. Check it running, no leakdown.
How do you check the bike running? The way I do it. After running the bike I let sit for two minutes then I check the oil level.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:20 PM   #52760
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Pull out the dipstick while the engine is running. Wipe it off & stick it back in . Perfect reading , no leakdown.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:37 PM   #52761
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That bike does look allwhite! (get it? all white... )



If it's speculation you're fishing for, perhaps food and shelter took precedence?

Or.... finally his ship came in and now he can get the Harley of his dreams?

Harley of his dreams...
Now,that`s some funny shit right there


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Old 01-31-2013, 05:37 PM   #52762
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What I was getting at was possible leakdown. If yours does leakdown youreadings will vary. Check it running, no leakdown.
Mine wet sumped like crazy until I got a CW massaged oil pump. If you notice it leaking down more than likely the pump is weak.
CW did an oil sight tube on Wattner's bike, I copied the one my buddy put on his R. McMaster Carr clear teflon tubing.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:50 PM   #52763
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How do you check the bike running? The way I do it. After running the bike I let sit for two minutes then I check the oil level.
As long as you check it the same way every time you should be fine. Seems that each bike is a little different as far as oil level goes.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:05 PM   #52764
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No actually they should all be the same.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:16 PM   #52765
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:27 PM   #52766
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Should I be worried that I used 600 ML of oil during a 550 mile ride? 400 of those miles were at 70-75 mph. My other question. Can you guys tell me how many ml of oil does it take you guys to get the oil from the lower dipstick dot to the upper one? Today my oil level was reading at the lower dot. I put in 400 ml and then it read at just above half way mark. I then took the bike around the block and rechecked the oil after letting it sit for 2 minutes. The oil level didn't move from the my last reading. I added 200ml more and now it read rt at the top dot. Does it take everyone else 600ml to get from the lower dot to the upper dot too?

a little over half a quart for me...from low to top.

the oil level varies when in use., it pumps if you will.....you have to run say at least 15 minutes...or simply check after a long ride...around the block and back is not enough. ESPECIALLY when topping off why? because thats the best way to overfill it and waste oil

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Old 01-31-2013, 06:31 PM   #52767
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No actually they should all be the same.
yes

EXCEPT the damn check valves(rubber plunger) in the oil pump drain more or less on our bikes, often called wet sumping...this leads people to take OTHERS advice about exact amounts...

the problems with exact amounts is since each bike suffers more or less from this with wet sumping you might get too much oil in certain cases...

so the advice is to develop a system that you are comfortabke with and do not deviate from checking the oil the same way every time...

I only check after long rides, upright against a wall...if for example before a ride Im at the halfaway mark I dont even bother adding oil for the reasons stated above.

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Old 01-31-2013, 06:36 PM   #52768
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Thanks guys I am adopting a new way to me to check oil level. Ill do it the same way every single time. thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:36 PM   #52769
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Whats a good price for this bike thats at a dealer? Its a 2012 with 2000 miles. Has a bigger tank and Britannia composite GPS(no gps unit) ready windscreen, Seat Concepts touring saddle and Iron Rider rear luggage.
This pic just helped me make up my mind about my new seat cover. Black it is...
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:39 PM   #52770
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Pull out the dipstick while the engine is running. Wipe it off & stick it back in . Perfect reading , no leakdown.
I will just say that this is a NO NO...

sorry
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