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I'm having a problem with the oil level in my bike. I just did an oil change and I did exactly what the manual told me. I first warmed the oil by idling it, then I drained it. According to the manual, it takes 4.2 quarts of SAE 10-40w. After I filled it, I checked the oil level and it seems like it's overfilled. After I filled it, I ran it for a few minutes, then shut it off and waited approx. 5 minutes and checked the level. It read over the "H" mark. According to the manual, it should read between the "L" and "H". Am I doing something wrong, or does this seem typical?

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Two 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.

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