Where did the oil go?
Posted August 14, 2005 - 08:46 PM
Changed the oil Thursday before we left. Checked it with the bike warm, and the level was right up to the middle of the cross hatched area of the dip stick.
Rode a 40 mile loop of nice, easy riding and a 20 mile loop of pretty tight, slow going singletrack. Checking the bike over that night for the next day's ride, and the oil level was down...way down. Took a little over a pint to top it back up. No laks apparent anywhere. Went for a 20 mle ride the next day, and no change in oil level upon return.
I have two questions...1) has anyone experienced this kinda thing before, and if so, what caused it? and 2) Wadda ya think...did I do some damage running with the oil that low? No funny noises coming fromt he motor...or at least, no funnier/louder than normal.
Posted August 15, 2005 - 09:48 AM
Posted August 15, 2005 - 12:15 PM
Posted August 15, 2005 - 03:50 PM
I laugh at my girl every time she checks the oil when cold. She makes such a fuss, Ive got no oil! Ive got no oil
make sure the engine is warm before checking??
She just can't understand the theory behind dry sump operation.................