How much oil to top off?


12 replies to this topic
  • txmedic

Posted July 04, 2007 - 03:29 PM

#1

How much oil does it take to raise the level from the bottom of the cross-hatch area on the dip stick to the top?

  • Dickie

Posted July 04, 2007 - 04:24 PM

#2

just give it a good pour then check it in a few minutes, it's not an exact science.

  • Butta

Posted July 04, 2007 - 04:55 PM

#3

just give it a good pour then check it in a few minutes, it's not an exact science.


But it could be.......if your level is at the very bottom of the cross hatch, I would add 2 oz at a time and see how many it takes to fill it to the top (or near the top, don't overfill)...then you'll know for next time, and please post it on here so we ALL benefit from it.

Thanks ahead!!

  • Dickie

Posted July 04, 2007 - 06:20 PM

#4

I have just been winging it and it has been working for me. If you search the forum as I have you will find that there are many theories as to how to check the oil, the best I can figure so far is that you just have to experiment with it.

  • txmedic

Posted July 04, 2007 - 06:55 PM

#5

I just figured there was some known volume associated with the cross hatch. My 1200GS is exactly 500cc's from the bottom of the circle on the site glass to the top. Makes it easy to keep from over filling.

  • Billahjack

Posted July 04, 2007 - 07:39 PM

#6

If its a XR650R, it should be around 2-2.2 quarts to top off. I think the manual said to put in 1.8 quarts which puts it at about half way on the dipstick. I wouldn't top it off as it is a dry sump system and ot is hard to get a precise measurement. Also, you are not supposed to overfill it.

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  • tunaeater

Posted July 04, 2007 - 08:43 PM

#7

I put 2 quarts in after changing the oil and oil filter

  • martinfan30

Posted July 05, 2007 - 09:10 AM

#8

just dont fill it too fast! i got a larger funnel last LOF, i filled that funnel up then stared dumbfoundedly at the quart of oil running out of the fill hole and down the frame!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  • Dickie

Posted July 05, 2007 - 01:26 PM

#9

just dont fill it too fast! i got a larger funnel last LOF, i filled that funnel up then stared dumbfoundedly at the quart of oil running out of the fill hole and down the frame!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Agreed, you have to take 'er slow

  • Billahjack

Posted July 07, 2007 - 01:58 PM

#10

I bought a cheap (under $5) funnel from walmart. It has a screen in the bottom of the funnel, a pour tube and a rotating valve. Also, there are volume markings in US and Metric. The screen slows the oil enough that it won't overflow the bike if you wait a couple minutes between pours. It only holds 1 liter.

  • Butta

Posted July 07, 2007 - 08:36 PM

#11

Agreed, you have to take 'er slow


I could have used that bit of info a week earlier!!!!! Did the same thing....

Take 'er slow....

  • thumper605

Posted July 08, 2007 - 08:18 AM

#12

How much oil does it take to raise the level from the bottom of the cross-hatch area on the dip stick to the top?


Since your exact motorcycle is not specified I am guessing you are talking about a xr650r.

Once my oil was right at the bottom of the dipstick and it took 8 ounces to bring to top.

Just be sure the engine is warmed up because it will raise just about half way up the dipstick when cold to warmed up.

  • txmedic

Posted July 13, 2007 - 04:45 PM

#13

Sorry, XR650L. It appears to be about 200cc's from bottom of the grid to the top.





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