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Old 07-19-2008, 12:38 PM
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Default Checking oil level

Hi
just a quick question about checking the oil level. In my old owners manual it says the bike should be upright, however in the clymer manual it says this will give an incorrect reading.
Which is the correct way?
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:40 PM
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Both the owners and service manuals for mine say to check it on the jiffy stand. Also dont fill it over about 2/3rds full.
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:47 PM
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On the sidestand is correct.
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I know it is for 04 and up. Don't the 03 and older say bike should be up-right?. My brother has a 2000 I was wondering about his... Thanks.
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Mine says to be on the jiffystand
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Jiffystand - nly fill to be over the fill mark - not to full mark
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Check while hot and on the kick stand.
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yep run it about 15 minutes then park on side stand and check it hot. Only slightly above bottom fill line. Thats usually about 3 quarts.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:58 AM
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What year of bike is your owner's manual for?&nbsp\\; Sidestand here.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:43 PM
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General rule: If the oil stick has a swivel stick, check it on the side stand.&nbsp\\;&nbsp\\; Solid stick check upright.
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