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spindle

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spindle says:

oil level in sight glass

Hi All.

just a quick question, when checking the oil level should this be done when cold ?. The reason i ask is that i checked my oil level in sight glass and it was about half, when the bike is started the oil in the sight glass is completely gone after about 30 seconds. so do you think this is correct or do i need more oil ?

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forklift

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Posts: 295

forklift says:

oil level

Hi Spindle, everything is okay. This is normal, the oil is being pumped around the engine so no oil can be seen in the sight glass. When turned off the oil will slowly fill up again in the sight glass. Just make sure the oil is between the high and low levels when the bike is in the upright position with engine cold. Get someone to sit on the bike whilst you check. Again all is okay.

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spindle

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spindle says:

oil level

thanks forklift, i was thinging that would be the case but thought i better ask to be sure

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iancol

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Posts: 1100

iancol says:

Oil level check

The question asked suggests that spindle doesn't have an owners manual, in common with the many questions that are asked which should be resolved by a look in this document,  This suggests that many manuals get lost when ownership changes, though it's not happened to me (yet).

For the cost of paper and postage, I'd be prepared to copy mine for any unfortunate CBF500 owner who needed one.  Couldn't this be a voluntary service generally?

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Blader2005

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Blader2005 says:

manuals...

could alwayds get a haynes manual... will help with all sorts of jobs.. and ive learnt a lot of stuff from mine.. and what its saved me on labour its paid for itself several times over already!!!  you can get haynes manuals for most bikes...

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reddevilsbrigade

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lost manuals

lost owners manuals, yeah I've had that problem.  When I bought my last bike from someone he said he would look for the manual and send it on.  Of course, I never received it so I went to a dealer and he got one from Suzuki for me. Okay, it cost £13 but it's worth it I think :smile

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