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Old 06-16-2007, 7:31 AM   #1
 
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When is to much oil to much

Bike sounded weird today, just kinda off key. first thing i always do is check the oil level, dont know why. Check it on the side stand at cool and the oil level is perfectly across the top hash mark on the site glass. Now, shouldnt it be there when sitting level, as in on the center stand? When its on the center stand it past the top of the glass obvisously. bikie only has 900 miles on it and am worried im going to do damage to the headgasket or something else.

Also, dont know if its related but there is a nasty "pause" in power from 6500-7000 rpms. its like the bike stops accelerating for a second then kicks back in when the V-tec takes over. is that normal?

p.s. I dont have a manual yet so i dont know where the oil level should be but i beleive thats what it was on my 929 and my 1000rr.

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Re: When is to much oil to much

it should be at that hash while it's on the center stand, if it's at the level on the kick stand your ovr filling it
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Re: When is to much oil to much

The oil level should be checked when the bike is level, not on it's sidestand. If it's way over the full mark, you need to drain some out.

What year is your VFR? That pause is typical with the V-Tec...it was worse on the first generation.
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Re: When is to much oil to much

If you have not done the first oil change yet, do it. Get the manual and find out what the oil capacity is with a filter change. On my 929 it's 3.7 liters. That's what I went by when I changed my oil and now it comes right up close to the top line when I hold the bike vertical. Many years ago one a buddy put 8 liters in the crankcase on his GS750ES. I can't remember why he did that, but we were rofloao. The bike had no power but it did run, he did not drive very far like that and there was no damage. I imagine there could have been if he kept going. Last time I rode on a VFR was in 2005, that one didn't have a pause when the V-TEC came on, just a big surge in power and a lot of noise.
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Re: When is to much oil to much

holy hell there is a lot of oil in that thing. when by bike (and all others that I have seen) are on the side stand you can't see any oil in that window at all
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i just had it changed at a dealership
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