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Offline Barbancourt

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Check oil level
« on: October 22, 2012, 06:22:59 PM »
Maybe a stupid question, but how checking the oil level on the CT? No, this is not my first bike, but it is my first bike without center stand.

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Re: Check oil level
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 07:09:49 PM »
Hi Barbancourt,
You will have to get a friend to hold the bike straight upright while you look at the oil level sight glass on the right hand side of the engine.

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Re: Check oil level
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 07:19:11 PM »
Strange, that's what I did, and couldn't see any oil. ( just picked up the bike yesterday).

Will check again tomorrow. Thx for your answer Strider.

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Re: Check oil level
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 07:57:51 PM »
Hi Barbancourt, to get an accurate oil level reading the engine should be warm. I was told to get off the bike after a ride and let the engine rest for two minutes and then check the oil level. Or you can just run the engine from cold for a few minutes, then switch off - let it rest for a couple of minutes and then check the oil level.

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Re: Check oil level
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 09:26:38 PM »
Could be the sight glass is full of oil and you cannot see a level, maybe you're holding it past vertical. Try checking with it on the side stand to see if you see a level then.

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Re: Check oil level
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 08:51:03 PM »
Problem solved. The bike wasn't straight upright. I know this sounds stupid, but as I said before, I never had a bike without center stand.

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Re: Check oil level
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 07:52:55 AM »
It's a Honda, it won't use any oil, unlike those boxers which so many of us used to have!
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Re: Check oil level
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2012, 12:55:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by IanM [+]
It's a Honda, it won't use any oil, unlike those boxers which so many of us used to have!

agree, it's a Honda. Done 4,00 miles on the CT so far and until I'd seen this thread it hadn't occurred to me to even check the oil. :164:

I just get on and ride the thing.

Other bikes in the stable I won't even get on until they've had the once over.