Pour it in and let it out !!
Posted April 05, 2002 - 03:47 AM
Call me dumbass, I deserve it.
I know now what I did wrong, but where does all that oil go when you let the bike sit and why does it go there ?
Posted April 05, 2002 - 04:25 AM
I always put in the manual specified amount (1.6 L) and as long as I dont see it leaking anywhere I dont bother checking it because I know it is not going to be correct on the dipstick.
Posted April 05, 2002 - 04:45 AM
What dipstick designed this?
Posted April 05, 2002 - 05:09 AM
Friend of mine just did the same thing with a DR 350 he bought.
Posted April 05, 2002 - 06:38 AM
Or your just saying, untill it warms up then adjust the level on the dipstick. Right?
Posted April 05, 2002 - 06:41 AM
If I'm not sure about the oil level I will just change it. When I first got the bike I experimented with oil volumes to find the right amount that would put the level on the dipstick where I wanted it and wrote it down for future reference.
After the old oil is drained, I just pour 1505cc's of fresh stuff down the hole and forget about it. This amount is for just an oil change. If a new filter is installed, then more oil is required (something like 1660cc's, I have it written down in my manual). I just did this last night, so I remember 1505cc thing is correct. Using a Ratio Right (what two stroke guys use to mix gas and oil), I can get accurate measurements but I still have to guess on the 5cc's.