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Old 05-09-2008, 07:54 PM   #1
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Question LC4 oil level, first oil change

I just did my first 640A oil change. Everything went OK, including burping the bike. (OK so the burping thing was a little messy...)

The oil level in the sight glass was OK, and just short of the full line.

I turned it on and let it run for a few minutes. I didn't see any leaks so I turned it off to commence buttoning it up. I noticed the oil level is at the very, very bottom of the sight glass.

Should I top it up? I don't want to overfill. How long would the oil take to come back to equilibrium after running?
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:04 PM   #2
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In my manual it states to wait 5 min after shutting off the engine and checking oil level.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:57 PM   #3
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The manual!

Well, I topped it up. We'll see what comes out of the airbox tomorrow.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:13 AM   #4
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Too funny

I just wrote a huge post/question about the same issue. So what happeend with your post oil change level?
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:03 AM   #5
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It seems to get an accurate reading on the oil level you really need to wait for the engine to be cold.

When the engine is warm, it seems in my case, the oil level goes all over the place, low, high, middle but once the engine rest for a bit the oil level come back to "normal"

I made the mistake of filling it up warm, cause I was below the bottom line once and once cold, I was well above the upper line....
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:13 AM   #6
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It seems to get an accurate reading on the oil level you really need to wait for the engine to be cold.

When the engine is warm, it seems in my case, the oil level goes all over the place, low, high, middle but once the engine rest for a bit the oil level come back to "normal"

I made the mistake of filling it up warm, cause I was below the bottom line once and once cold, I was well above the upper line....
Sounds right. But I think my bike is possessed. Here is my post from this morning. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=348234

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Old 06-03-2008, 06:30 AM   #7
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I believe I used the exact amount of oil specified in the manual and FAQ. However this left me with an oil level just below the minimum in the sight glass. So I ended up topping up until it looked better. So far there have been no ill-effects. Sorry I didn't measure the extra, I will say it was a non-trivial amount (i.e. not just a few ml).
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:01 AM   #8
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There ya go Joe,

warm the bike up and wait 5 minutes to let the oil drain out of the system so the sight glass is accurate. If it stays below the upper line when hot, and above the lower line as it cools then you should be good.

I posted this in the other thread but Creeper said the difference between the two lines is a few ounces.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:19 PM   #9
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Master Meat-you have reduced my profound mechanical paranoia.

That makes sense.



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There ya go Joe,

warm the bike up and wait 5 minutes to let the oil drain out of the system so the sight glass is accurate. If it stays below the upper line when hot, and above the lower line as it cools then you should be good.

I posted this in the other thread but Creeper said the difference between the two lines is a few ounces.
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