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05-01-2009 8:24 AM
bonjo
Re: Changing the oil on the 09....Am I stupid?...

the owners handbook says: run the engine 3~5 mins; wait 2~3 mins; hold the bike upright; remove dip stick & wipe clean; re insert dip stick without screwing it; wait, remove & check level. Alternatively you might like to do what I do:
1- after an oil change run the engine or after a short ride put the bike on side stand which has a wooden block to hold it as vertical as poss (without it falling on its side of course) on a flat surface
2- go 7 make youself a warm drink & sandwich & leisurely consume
3- unscrew the dip stick , wipe & reisnert (without screwing)
4-give it a couple of minutes (while admiring your bike) remove & check level
Now you have your reference point cause you know you have the right qty of oil in. From now on if you check the same way, you should get sensible results
05-01-2009 7:48 AM
bladeracer
Re: Changing the oil on the 09....Am I stupid?...

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Damn! Didn't think Buell's were so poorly viewed... Never ridden one myself. Why such a bad rap?
Maybe because they're a Harley would be my guess.
A 1920's tractor motor with a wheel on each end - you'd hardly expect anything good :-)
05-01-2009 7:42 AM
TomMurray
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I was talking about bikes though.
My brother test rode a Buell in Adelaide.
He was so impressed, he parked it and rang them to pick up the piece of junk themselves.
Damn! Didn't think Buell's were so poorly viewed... Never ridden one myself. Why such a bad rap?
04-29-2009 10:10 PM
krisd
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I was talking about bikes though.
My brother test rode a Buell in Adelaide.
He was so impressed, he parked it and rang them to pick up the piece of junk themselves.


They certainly require an "open mind". I had one, but dont tell anyone. Resale was brilliant which amazed me considering.
04-29-2009 10:02 PM
bladeracer
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Hey Bladeracer- the Buells funnily enough- they should be on their sidestand when checking the (hot) oil.
I was talking about bikes though.
My brother test rode a Buell in Adelaide.
He was so impressed, he parked it and rang them to pick up the piece of junk themselves.
04-29-2009 10:00 PM
krisd
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I'm not aware of any bikes that check oil level when it isn't vertical and on the ground.
Hey Bladeracer- the Buells funnily enough- they should be on their sidestand when checking the (hot) oil.
04-29-2009 3:26 PM
ldavis
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i don't think you really have much to worry about, running it a little low won't really hurt anything as long as you're changing your oil on time. to me it sounds like you have enough in there as it is though..
04-29-2009 9:57 AM
TroyBoy30
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Aren't these bikes supposed to be dipped when they're on the side stand? Can't imagine that Honda would design something that needed holding up with one hand whilst checking the oil level with the other hand?
there is a certain procedure outlined in the manual on how to check the oil level. It has to be run and allowed to sit and then checked while while straight up, not on the stand. just ride it and quit worrying about it!
04-29-2009 7:40 AM
TomMurray
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Nope - no clues at all sorry.
Hmmm.... I guess I'll just have to go searching the manual for the 'mysterious oil hiding monsters of mischief'.....
04-29-2009 6:06 AM
bladeracer
Re: Changing the oil on the 09....Am I stupid?...

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Checked it again this morning cold, and the thing was reading at about 4/5 up between low and high. So I still dont get it. Both times after taking it when it was fully warmed (running up to 105 degrees), and then let sit, it's showed full, but then cold (when all oil should have drained down into the sump) it's showing about 80%.....

Any thoughts?
Nope - no clues at all sorry.
04-29-2009 6:05 AM
TomMurray
Re: Changing the oil on the 09....Am I stupid?...

Checked it again this morning cold, and the thing was reading at about 4/5 up between low and high. So I still dont get it. Both times after taking it when it was fully warmed (running up to 105 degrees), and then let sit, it's showed full, but then cold (when all oil should have drained down into the sump) it's showing about 80%.....

Any thoughts?
04-29-2009 12:51 AM
bladeracer
Re: Changing the oil on the 09....Am I stupid?...

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Aren't these bikes supposed to be dipped when they're on the side stand? Can't imagine that Honda would design something that needed holding up with one hand whilst checking the oil level with the other hand?
I'm not aware of any bikes that check oil level when it isn't vertical and on the ground.
04-29-2009 12:24 AM
reeseyboy
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Aren't these bikes supposed to be dipped when they're on the side stand? Can't imagine that Honda would design something that needed holding up with one hand whilst checking the oil level with the other hand?
04-29-2009 12:20 AM
ldavis
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yeah i've always been told to check oil cold, and everything else hot...?
04-28-2009 8:19 AM
bladeracer
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Getting the Mrs to sit on it and hold it upright...... and she's getting sick of burning her legs every time I check it after a ride....
All that really matters is that the bike is in the same position if you want comparable readings :-)
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