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Do I check the oil in my intruder 1400 resting on the kickstand?

Or do I check it while the bike is straight up and down?

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Yes you do check the oil level when the bike is straight up and down to the ground. start the bike let it run for 3- 5 min shut it off. let it stand for 3-5 min get the bike is straight up and down. then check the motor oil level.

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It is best straight up and down. Try it both ways and see how much difference it makes in the reading. So long a the lean isn't too much there should be only a minor difference.

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