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Originally Posted by Max Headflow View Post
Kinda makes you wonder if the issue some are having with low oil is simply due to seeing the oil on the stick..
sometimes for me, depending on the light, glare, etc. it can be deceiving, in those visibility challenges getting the dipstick horizontal immediately upon extracting it and rolling it on a paper towel is very obvious and accurate..I'd never add fluid if I wasn't 100% sure of the level
 

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sometimes for me, depending on the light, glare, etc. it can be deceiving, in those visibility challenges getting the dipstick horizontal immediately upon extracting it and rolling it on a paper towel is very obvious and accurate..I'd never add fluid if I wasn't 100% sure of the level
I use the paper towel if I have trouble seeing the erl..
 
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sometimes for me, depending on the light, glare, etc. it can be deceiving, in those visibility challenges getting the dipstick horizontal immediately upon extracting it and rolling it on a paper towel is very obvious and accurate..I'd never add fluid if I wasn't 100% sure of the level
Yep I do a black wire tie dip to check mine, factory dipstick is useless as condoms in a convent. Can't see the oil it's so thin.
 
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I am curious as to why you switched to a 140 wt. gear lube in the transmission. That is pretty heavy.
I think you'll find that 85w140 gear oil isn't much heavier than 20w50 engine oil that a lot of guys run in their tranny. Gear oil and engine oil viscosities are measured differently. Does it make sense to run gear lube in a transmission rather than engine oil? Does to me and Bel Ray is great stuff!
 
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Originally Posted by TwiZted Biker View Post
Yep dipstick is useless as condoms in a convent.
I was going to say as worthless as **** on a cow but I like that one!
 
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Spectro 75W-140 is red so I can see it easier. I honestly don't see there being an issue if the trans it a few ounces too low or too high. Not gonna hurt a thing or degrade performance at all.
 
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Originally Posted by Northside View Post
I think you'll find that 85w140 gear oil isn't much heavier than 20w50 engine oil that a lot of guys run in their tranny. Gear oil and engine oil viscosities are measured differently. Does it make sense to run gear lube in a transmission rather than engine oil? Does to me and Bel Ray is great stuff!
I have used BelRay in my transmissions for years. I trust it completely. For reasons I can't explain I prefer it over Redline Heavy Shockproof, probably due to the Redline's weird appearance. I run mine at or slightly above the full line when hot. A couple ounces over won't hurt anything. I don't ride with the dipstick in the bike; I have another dipstick that I cut the stick off from and I run that on the bike and leave the dipstick in my toolbox. Probably a freak deal, but there have been a few cases of the stick metal fatiguing and dropping into the tranny and locking up the box. No thanks.
 
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Same thing has been happening to me !
I'm still in the process of trying to find out where it's going.
It's definitely NOT leaking out !
I've looked at every possible explanation I can think of along with my main dealer mechanic , but it's still a puzzle !
 
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Originally Posted by Fat Bey
Same thing has been happening to me !
I'm still in the process of trying to find out where it's going.
It's definitely NOT leaking out !
I've looked at every possible explanation I can think of along with my main dealer mechanic , but it's still a puzzle !
Check out the "gear oil level" thread in the M8 section
 
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Originally Posted by TwiZted Biker View Post
Yep I do a black wire tie dip to check mine, factory dipstick is useless as condoms in a convent. Can't see the oil it's so thin.
Black wire tie dip??? What is that?
 

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