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Thread: Engine oil level question

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    XB12 Engine oil level question

    So for quite a while now when refilling the engine oil I was going with the process of filling to just where the oil would barely touch the bottom of the dipstick during a cold check. After a ride of about 30 minutes I check the oil as soon as i get off the bike and the oil level is pretty far past the overfilled mark right at the letter "D" in overfilled. I guess my question is even though during a cold check the oil is barely touching the dipstick am I still overfilling the engine oil? By doing a hot check it definitely seems so. Thanks fellas.
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    you've been a board member for close to 11 years....213 posts....and asking this now? CAB

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    engine oil has to be checked hot. doesnt matter what it reads cold

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    It's a dry sump, not an oil pan. Follow the procedure in the manual, including the heating and the waiting parts.

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    Thanks fellas

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    Am I not allowed to ask questions on a message board..no matter how long I have been a member for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrett View Post
    you've been a board member for close to 11 years....213 posts....and asking this now? CAB

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    Am I not allowed to ask questions on a message board because I have been a member for 11 years, 213 posts? My bad....

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    2.5 quarts.... If its on the dipstick you are good. When cold the oil may be draining from the swing arm back into the crankcase sump creating a lower reading. Check oil right after the engine was on for best accuracy.

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    ive been into bikes for 20 plus years but just got my first buell a week ago. this forum is going to be sick of my questions in about two weeks.

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    Nah, keep the questions coming. If we know you're at least reading the manual and trying, all of us are more than willing to help.



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