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Do I check the oil level on my Suzuki Volusia while it is on the kick stand or do I check it with the bike being held evenly level?

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The bike must be level and not on the side stand. If you look closely, you should see the oil level index marks to the side of the sight glass. Just like the marks on an oil dipstick, as long as the oil level is between the marks, you're OK.

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How would i check my oil level on my 2003 suzuki volusia much oil will i have to add if sum already in there

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