oil question

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  • offrodeo

Posted May 02, 2005 - 09:28 AM


So after staring at my bike for a week in the living room (yes the living room) i decided to double check things and make sure things are clean and straight. After riding at the dunes it looks like my chain is a little loose..easy fix.

so i checked my oil, :naughty: there was absolutely no oil on the dipstick, dry. I was like whooaaa. thats scary. So i looked at it for a while thinking of gravity and how high the dipstick is, after i put about a 1/5 court of oil in there. Then i went to my girls yzf250, it was dry to, so i was like &%$#@!.

then i took both bikes out side and let them warm up. After i let them warmed up i let them sit for 15 minutes then check it. Awsome, there is oil in there :naughty:

so what happened and is this normal???
what happens if there is too much oil in there?


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  • saucebox

Posted May 02, 2005 - 09:31 AM


take a look at this thread and it should answer your questions

  • yz400fl1

Posted May 02, 2005 - 10:44 AM


The oil in the frame is higher than the crankcase and the gravity eventually brings it to the bottom. That is why the dipstick is dry.

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