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How to check oil on my bike

How do I check the oil on my bike?

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  • vdannyl Apr 25, 2009

    i can see the display window but does the oil havet o be in the center or high or low? for it doesn't say anything on or around the display window about how much.

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There are usually two methods to check the oil. One is a dipstick and the other is a sight-glass. You should have one or the other somewhere on the side of the engine crankcase. It should be fairly obvious and not require the removal of any body panels. If you can't find a dipstick in the side of the crankcase you will need to get down on your hands and knees and have a look for a sight-glass instead. This will be like a tiny window with a gauge against which you can check the level.

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I have a 2007 sportster 1200 costom do you check the oil on the kick stand or standing stright up Thank You Vicki


On your Sporty, check the oil with the bike on the kickstand. The dipstick has two marks on it. The top mark is "FULL HOT" and the lower mark is "FULL COLD". Do not overfill your oil tank. Keep the oil between the two lines. I suggest that as long as you can see the oil on the dipstick when the engine is cold, do not add oil. Ride the bike to get the engine to full temp and then check the oil and add if necessary.

Also, if the bike has been sitting for an extended period of time and the oil checks low, do not add oil. When the bike sits for a long time (three months or so) the oil can seep past the check valve and "oil sump" the bottom end. When you start the engine,it will pump this oil back to the tank. If you fill the tank before you start the engine, you'll have a major mess.

Good Luck
steve

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Procedure to check oil level for RT1200 (police bike). Do I need to check the oil level when the bike is cold or after warm up??


Check oil when bike is cold...... here is the best procedure.

Ride bike (and enjoy)
Park bike on side stand, let sit for at least 10 minutes or overnight. (lets oil drain out of cooler into sump)
Put bike on center stand. Bike should be on level ground
Check oil level in window on lower LHS of engine.
Level should be anywhere inside of red circle in sight glass.
DO NOT OVERFILL let level get down to lower edge of red circle before adding oil

Good Luck!

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Do i have to leave my bike on the kick stand to add the oil? or do i have to stand my bike up? and what should the tire preasure be on the front and back tires?


On your Sportster, leave the bike on the side stand to check your oil. Now there are two marks on the stick. The top mark is "FULL HOT" and the lower mark is "FULL COLD". Do not overfill. As long as the oil is on the stick, start the bike up and allow it to warm up. Once warm, check the oil. NEVER add oil to a cold engine. Why? Because when Harleys are allowed to sit for a while, the oil seeps past the check ball in the oil pump. This allows oil to pool in the crankcase. If a quart of oil seeps past this ball and you check the oil before starting the bike, it'll be a quart low in the tank. But that quart of oil may be in the crankcase. When you start the bike up, the oil pump pumps the oil out of the crankcase and now suddenly, you're a quart overfull. We're talking a big mess now. So, as long as you know you've got oil in the engine, start it up and warm the engine before adding oil.

Tire pressure should be 30 psi in the front tire, 36 psi in the rear with a single rider, 40 psi with two riders.

Ride Safe
steve

Aug 09, 2010 | 2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200 L Sporster...

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Where do you check engine oil? Should there be a


hi,
you can check the oil level in your bike by using the "oil sight glass" at the lower part of engine in the left hand side of your bike, just below the left foot peg.there are two marks, the upper mark referring the maximum capacity for oil level and the lower mark showing the minimum level.The oil level can be anywhere between these two marks.Please make sure of two things while you check the oil level in your bike.
  • Run your engine for two min so that the oil is warm while you check the level.Never check the oil level in a cold engine.
  • Hold the bike in upright vertical position while checking the oil level.
I have provided an example picture showing the location of the oil filter in a Yamaha v-star.Hope your problem is solved.Please rate my solution as 8a0e22a.jpghelpful.Have a great day.

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04 fxsti 88b motor check oil while bike is on kickstand or bike upright


either way is fine on HD do not fill to the top of the dipstick if the oil is cold as oil expands when it is hot

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I have a 1994 heritage after changing oil and filling it to the full mark on the dipstick, I rode it 80 miles the next day I checked it again and the oil tank is over filled ???.What happened.


You over filled it, depending on the type of dipstick you have, the oil is checked either on the side stand or with the bike upright. If you have the type of dipstick that is floppy (the stick part flops around) you have to check the oil while the bike is on the side stand.

Regardless Softtails hold 3 quarts of oil, if you add exactly 3 quarts after draining the oil bucket and changing the filter the oil level will be correct (unless the oil has sumped).

The other thing that happens sometimes when the bike sits for any period of time without running the oil can sump from the bucket into the engine crankcase. If this happens it will look like you are low on oil, so if you go adding oil and then run the bike it will unsump and overflow the bucket making a hell of a mess.

Hope this helps you.

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Bought a 2004 CBR 600 RR how do i check and add oil


Hi there , great bike  by the way.... Okay so you just bought a nice bike, the best thing to to is to assume that it hasn't been done, One thing is for sure the bike shop 9 times out of 10 will not spend much on a trade in and people that sell their bikes usually don't service them before they sell them which leaves you in limbo land so, if the bike is running well then great buy your self a new oil filter and oil , (check owners manual or ask at the bike shop when you buy the oil but if it was me i would used the Motul full synthetic considering the amount of miles the bike is only just run in so she will be a bit tight.
To check the oil it is easy .
First kick her over and let her run until she's at operating temperature, (don't rev it hard or any thing let it do it by itself, once this is achieved , stop the bike , put the bike on its dual stand (if fitted) if your bike has not got one then hold the bike level , now on the motor there is a black twist grip plug , with finger grab face on it , unwind it out and you will see a dip stick , on the dip stick there is two markings , one is the low level the other is the fill level , anywhere below  half way should be topped up no higher than the top mark on the stick, remember the bike must be level,
To change the oil and the oil filter its just a matter of placing the bike on its main stand ( again if your bike only came with the side stand it means that the drain plug will be located on the left side of the bottom of the motor and is usually easy to find) and in most bikes they design the fairing around it so you don't have to remove any covers , and same for the oil filter ,
I hope this info helps you , if you need a more in depth look at how to let me know 
Regards
Roadrunning1 

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Oil


Also check that bike is properly positioned. Is bike on level ground? With most bikes oil is checked on center stand or holding bike upright not on side stand. Also check manual some bikes say to check hot very few with cold motor. (many bikes with oil tanks will fill up crankcase and appear empty if checked cold especially after sitting for a long time) Most will say to wait a period of time after turning off motor (usually between 10 and 30 min.) but some say to check immediately after turning off. ,

Nov 10, 2008 | 2005 Kymco Xciting 500

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Drain and change oil


I can't tell you all the particulars from the limited amount of pictures of your bike. -Remove the oil drain bolt on the bottom of the crankcase (the universal bolt size for bikes use a 17mm wrench). -Drain the oil (remember to recycle). -Re-install the drain bolt with a new sealing washer if necessary. -The oil fill cap should be some where on the top of the crankcase. About 1 or 25mm in diameter with a raised tab for turning. -Fill with recommended oil. -There are 2 ways to check oil level on dirt bikes: 1) Oil level check bolt. On the right side cover. 2) Oil level site glass. A 1 round piece of glass on the side of the crankcase. Usually by the kick start & R brake lever. -Always check the oil level with the bike upright (as if you were sitting on it). -Check bolt - fill with oil slowly until oil comes out of the check bolt and re-install it. -Sight glass - fill with oil to cover 3/4 of the sight glass. -Remember to hold the bike upright when adding oil.,

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