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Checking the Oil

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can anyone give me some clues on checking the engine oil level on a GB400/500. When iI check the dipstick under the side cover it doesn't appear to register oil until after the engine has been running for a while. Is this normal?

Thanks for any help you can provide

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Honda GB 500 should have two quarts of oil for running. If the dipstick doesn't register any oil its way low, unless of course your checking while its resting on its side stand, put it up on the big stand and try again.

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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?
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