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I have a 1993 honda 650 xr, 2 issues. 1 it has a tapping noise in the top end of the motors like the rocker in a v8 needs to be adjusted and 2nd i need to know how and where to check the oil. As you can tell I havent messed with too many bikes. Please advise

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SOURCE: i need 2 know how much engine oil i need for my honda cr125.

If it doesn't have a dipstick or a sight glass window on the kick starter side you will find a srew / bolt on the case usually lower front right near the rear foot brake unsrew that then put your oil in the filler hole when oil comes out of the hole you took the screw/bolt out of you are full I have an 01 and thats the way it is or 650cm of oil

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Use 10w40 motor oil in the gear box. Don't use any synthetic oils, oil marked "EC", or oil with "special" additives. Stick with the major brands; Pennzoil, Quaker State, Mobil or Shell. Change the oil filter as well.

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SOURCE: I have a Honda XR 600 R and i need to know where

10w40 API SE or SF and higher, my manual for the 600 then has a typo and lists 1litre for an xr100, but I remember it is about 1.5 litres. It goes into the dipstick hole, you will need a small funnel. Get your oil from a bike shop, or auto store, but make sure is says suitable for 4 stroke motorcycles, as car oils have friction modifiers that will cause clutch slip. Good bikes but a little heavy in tight stuff compared to wr's etc

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