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    Oil change question
    on: Apr 16, 2020, 07.24 pm
    Apr 16, 2020, 07.24 pm
    Just changed the oil in the bike it took just under 4 litres and after initially filling it to the correct level then running up to temperature to foll the oil filter and then topping up to the upper line the oil completely fills the inspection glass window. I must have not left the bike long enough to allow the oil to fully drain back into the sump.

    My question is would you leave it as is because it's go the correct volume of oil or would you drain it down to the upper mark?

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    Re: Oil change question
    Reply #1 on: Apr 16, 2020, 07.41 pm
    Apr 16, 2020, 07.41 pm
    Run idle for 2 mins, then let is sit for 2 mins and check.
    Too much is not good, top level is top level but the bike has to be level for good measure. A bit tilted to the right gives a higher level.

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    Re: Oil change question
    Reply #2 on: Apr 16, 2020, 07.44 pm
    Apr 16, 2020, 07.44 pm
    *Originally Posted by __Ray__ [+]
    Run idle for 2 mins, then let is sit for 2 mins and check.
    Too much is not good, top level is top level but the bike has to be level for good measure. A bit tilted to the right gives a higher level.

    There's probably about 100mls too much in there so I will probably crack the drain plug tomorrow and drop the level