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Old 11-23-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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How much oil to fill?

I have an 11' R1 and I was wondering if the oil level should be half way on the screen after the motorcycle has warmed up or before?
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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You should always check the oil level after the engine has run for 3 mins or so. Wait another three and then check the window


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Old 11-23-2012, 05:47 PM   #3
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Gotcha, so do the oil change, warm up for 3 minutes, wait 3 minutes then make sure it's half way. Thank you.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:48 PM   #4
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Gotcha, so do the oil change, warm up for 3 minutes, wait 3 minutes then make sure it's half way. Thank you.
the line is actually above 1/2..but 1/2 way is in operating range
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:49 PM   #5
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the line is actually above 1/2..but 1/2 way is in operating range
So it should be slightly above half way?
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:52 PM   #6
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So it should be slightly above half way?
yes...there is a line next to the glass probably 2/3 of the way up or so..that's the top fill line
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:55 PM   #7
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yes...there is a line next to the glass probably 2/3 of the way up or so..that's the top fill line
I'll have to take a look as I have never seen that before, but thank you and I appreciate the help.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:00 PM   #8
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How are you measuring this ? Side stand, swingarm stand ??
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:21 PM   #9
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'09+ take 4qts & 5 ozs, add 4 qts , run a few min,shut off and wait a few min, then recheck oil level with bike standing straight up off of kickstand. There are 2 lines next to sight window,lower level and full,fill to top line.
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