Checking oil level

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Checking oil level

Post by Hardyrider » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:33 pm

Is there a better way of checking the oil level, as this way is a right ball ache. For example I’ve just done an oil & filter change on my mates 1200 Multistrada and it’s as simple as fill up until level is between the two the marks - job done.

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Re: Checking oil level

Post by Magic Wand » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:45 pm

Hi 'Hardyrider'

The short answer is No.

I've changed the engine oil several times in the engine on my bike. You will learn what level it should be after a while.
When you have done the level check and the oil is in specified level, you let the engine stand for like 24 hours. Then you raise the bike on the centerstand (or let it on the side stand) and check where the oil level is on the inspection glass. Remember where it is and then you will always know if it's too low. If so, just fill it up until it reaches the level you have inspected before ;)
Don't forget to check the oil level when engine is cold, like after 24 hours.


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