Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Gold Coast of California
Question for the low oil level folks...since you're running lower oil, do you experience higher oil temps? It would seem to me that less volume of oil to absorb heat would result in higher sump temps of the oil resulting in quicker breakdown of oil especially on our air cooled engines. Add in some higher performance parts resulting in warmer temps and more demand on the oil and now you want all the cooling oil you can get. If your oil is returning to cooling, scavenging, and lubricating duties quicker because there is less of it, you'll need to change it more frequently.
It seems to me that there must be an answer. Other manufacturers do not have a problem with oil filling up the air filter, why do we tolerate it? I had an old boss that told me "You deserve what you tolerate." Do we deserve to have to worry about this? I say no. But what's the answer?
bikepsych, 2009 RoadGlide
Dragos H Pipe, Spr trpp FatShots 23 Discs,
PCV, Dave Mackie 103Mega kit with TC598L cams