Stupid Question.....sorry in advance

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Posted April 08, 2008 - 06:48 PM


Hey guys, So i know how to rebuild an engine top to bottom, do anything under the hood of a car, but have a simple, dumb question :thumbsup: . So I went to check my oil today in my 00 650r, and was pretty danged shocked. First off, I don't think I have the right dip stick (maybe 9 Inches long), and I sort of remember some other way of checking engine oil other than while the bike is off. The reason is I added a full quart of oil today and I just changed it 3 days ago. It doesn't smoke or leak it anywhere I can see. Can anybody help me out with this silly question? Thanks guys.

  • philipstjohn

Posted April 08, 2008 - 07:55 PM


I guess you do not have a manual? How much oil did you use with the oil change, and did the filter go in correctly? The manual states 1.7 qts with a filter change, but it seems to be a little more for most. Also, when checking the oil, the engine must be warm, and at idle for a minute or so. If you are over, drain any excess oil to avoid any damage. Welcome to TT! :thumbsup:

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  • BBA

Posted April 08, 2008 - 07:58 PM


RabbidCow that is the correct dipstick. Theres another thread on this forum that is a debate on how much oil goes in the XRR. Welcome to the BRP room!!


Posted April 08, 2008 - 08:30 PM


If it sets overnight, the oil drains down into the engine. If you check the oil at that time it will appaear to be nonexistant :thumbsup: . you will get exited & add a quart. wrong move:foul: . The engine needs to run several minutes to pump the oil back up into the frame. check it after a ride is best :thumbsup: .


Posted April 08, 2008 - 11:33 PM


Hey thanks for the info guys. Yeah, I did the filter change, everything went fine, and I threw in a little less than 2 quarts. I'll give it a run around for a bit when it gets warm again and see what the stick says. Thanks again guys.

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