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2003 vulcan 750-how/where to check engine oil level / noisy

Just purchased bike. oil fill cap on left side does not have dipstick. how do I check oil level? how do i check shaft drive oil level? also coolant level. bike didn't come with owner's manual.

Also, was told by service center that these motors are "noisy". mine definately is. sounds like things rattling around in there but runs smooth and drives fine. Any thought? thank you

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    I had the same problem. Service center told me that the "noise" was normal for this bike and not to worry. Rattling noise got louder as time went on and now the oil pressure drops and I can no longer ride it. I have been looking for a new engine for this bike with no luck!


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There should be a little window just below the oil fill area that says high and low, that's where you gauge the level of oil you have. it's not a dipstick, and not very precise, but that's it.

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