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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Too much oil?

I just changed my oil. I put a gallon in, but then I noticed I only got maybe 5/8 of a gallon out. In the sight window there is just a small sliver at the top with no oil. Do I need to drain some out, or should it be ok?

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If it were my bike I'd drain some out.
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I always run 4 qts. Never had any issues of over oiled or excessive venting. The spec is so close to 4 qts I don't think the few or couple ounces extra is going to ever be an issue.

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Drain some out, what 2-2 said is correct but you added much more then you initially drained out.
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Thanks for the advice. I'll drain some out before riding again just to be safe.
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After rereading your original post - If you only got 5/8 of a gallon out of it I think you should look into that as a priority. Either you left a considerable amount of dirty oil in the engine or you were quite low to start with?
The filter holds probably 1/2 a quart when removed with whats in it and the oil drainage after the removal. I always let any vehicle I change oil on drain until its hardly a drip left.
Maybe take a look at how clean / clear the oil is right now to give you an idea of if you left contaminated oil in the engine?

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Yeah, 5/8 would be 2 and a half quarts? I bet that is a type-o.

I can't get a full 4 quarts into my bike. More like 3.8. I think a full four would take it to the top of my sight glass too
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I always run 4 qts. Never had any issues of over oiled or excessive venting. The spec is so close to 4 qts I don't think the few or couple ounces extra is going to ever be an issue.

Just my 2 cents.
Same experience with lengthy drain and filter change. That's checking the sight glass with the bike on a lift and 100% vertical, and it's really sensitive to the slightest difference in angle. My USA owner's handbook also says 4.0 US Qts. with filter change..., or 3.8 liters.

Will admit I still add 3+ Qts., run the engine for a minute and let it settle for 5 min. per the handbook instructions for a final reading. Always takes the 4 Qts. though to the upper mark/line on the engine case. Never had an issue, touch wood!
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The oil actually does look dirty in the sight window... I didn't think about it at the time, but it is sitting on an uphill incline. I should have turned it around

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If that's the case, and you really got less than three quarts out, I'd just redo the oil change. I suppose I wouldn't swap out the filter, but I'd replace all the oil.

(That's a lie, I'd change the filter. But I'd know I was wasting money when I did it. But I'd do it anyways, because that's how I am. Don't be like me.)
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