Main Motorcycle: '02 Triumph Bonneville
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Green Valley Az. USA
Originally Posted by triumph rookie
Ah, but that is incorrect, sir. That is exactly what the owner's manual says to do. Which is the only reason I do it. Have never done it with any other vehicle.
So here's another thing that's come up -- literally. After my oil and filter change, I idled the bike for 30 seconds or so. Waited a while and checked my level. Added another half-litre (half-quart, approx) or so to get it up between the markings on the case. That made it four litres, in all.
I get back from a one-hour ride, put the bike back up on its centre stand -- and now I'm significantly over the proper level. Well above the lines, but still within the sight glass.
How the heck does that happen? And is it significant enough to try to siphon out some of the excess?
You're likely a bit overfilled, but whether that's critical you air filter will tell you shortly. I 'sometimes' pre-fill the filter, but don't consider it crucial. The only time I put in 4 liters was after I'd had the clutch cover off for some days, allowing I suspect every drop to drain out. Otherwise, unscientifically, there's always some inch + a half left in the last bottle.
'02 Bonneville - AI removed, 152MJ's, 42's 1.5 turns out, Air Box Gone/Uni Filters, TPS removed/capped, NH Togas, Nology Coil, Hotwire plug wires, TTP SafeStart, TTP Firestarter, D9 Bracket, Pingel petcock, 19 tooth sprocket, Michelin Pilot Actives.