Check when engine is at operating temp; after turning off the engine wait at least five minutes for the oil to drain back into the sump. Make sure the cycle is upright and the surface is level.READ OFF THE OIL LEVEL AT THE SIGHT GLASS - MAX upper edge of ring mark, MIN lower edge of ring mark (the difference is approx. 0.1 gal / 0.5 liters. To add, remove oil filler plug and pour using a funnel.
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Drain the oil, change the filter. Refill the system with the exact amount of oil stated by the manufacturer in the bike handbook. Some bikes have a window in the sump, with a level line, others have a dip stick system fixed to the filler plug. If it has non of these, before you drain the oil, dip the sump with a screw driver and make a mark on the screw driver at oil level, so at least you can get the oil level back to the same level before you drained it. (Use a long screw driver with a handle that won't go past the cap)
Undo the 17mm bolt in the middle of the engine on the underside, catch the old oil in a clean container, check the condition of the crush washer on the drain plug, replace if ness, when all the oil has been drained replace the drain plug and tighten adequatly, refill the engine using the correct oil.To the rite level .start up the engine allow it to run for a few mins, then turn the ignition To the off position, allow to settle hold bike in uprite postion and. Recheck the level as per handbook
Hello. Unbelievably the change oil warning light is not resettable without either going to a dealership or owning an expensive "fault code BMW resetting tool". If you do a lot of your own work, the tool may be a good investment. here is a link to purchase one http://www.bimmerzone.com/resettool.htm#2
Two possibilities........you didn't drain all the old oil out, or you didn't hold the bike in a straight upright position while checking the new oil. That is assuming you correctly interpreted the manual, and that you ran the bike for a few minutes before checking the oil level.
there is a oil level window on the side of the motor when checking level have motorcycle upright and level you should have a low level line and a full line! pretty much any motorcycle grade oil avoid car oil it's not designed to work in a wet clutch enviroment also remember when changing the oil upright check level and top off oil after running engine 2 to 3 minutes (you have to fill the oil filter) wait 2 to 3 min. before checking level!
Hi George, Excellent description of your problem, I presume you are keeping the bike upright when checking the level on your dipstick? I remember on some Honda's there used to be a Sight glass set in the Gearbox casing a small round Window with level marks up either side so when bike held upright the glass should be half full. George! you should be able to see oil on the stick without running the bike so keep upright and top up as necessary. Hope this helped, please remember to rate my effort? Paul 'W'