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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Oil level?

Changed my oil today. Put in 3.5 qts checked level & did the cold oil check & it was at the full hot line. But manual says it should read cold at middle of dipstick. Took for a ride to warm it up and my oil level is full & oil pressure is good. Seems to be ok but the manual has me tripping out with the cold reading

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You need to run the engine for a few minutes after putting in new oil. This will pump oil through the engine and fill the oil lines. If you checked it just after you added the 3.5 qts and before running the engine the oil level will appear high. Once you took it for a ride the oil had a chance to fill all the oil lines thus showing full hot. Check it again before you start it up and it should be ok.
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Oil level should be just over half cold. That id a safe start level then check it HOT and HOT means hot not just warmed up..
Seems each bike is a bit different depending how you change your oil.
I follow a simple system when I drain it I put back what came out. Run the thing check it HOT and top off as needed.
All HD oil level is checked HOT
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 06:14 PM
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i have the stage 1 and when i done my oil change and checked and filled per the manual, i am getting oil blown out the filter onto my pipes...I have even lowered the oil level and i still get oil mist on my pipes.What can this be?
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