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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-31-2019, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
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So, ive not got a manual for my bike (lost somewhere).
What oil for the 2005 st1050?
Also, with the dipstick, is it oil measured from it screwed in? Or resting on top of the thread?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-31-2019, 01:26 PM
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10W/40 or 15W/50 semi or full synthetic meeting spec API SH or higher and JASO MA

Level is checked with bike upright, not on either stand, on level ground and with the dipstick fully screwed in.

Oil change is 3.2 Lt with filter and 3.0 Lt without filter change.

Oil filter torque is 10 nm and sump plug is 25 nm.
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I don't know if they specify temperature but I always do it when the bike is hot: ride it into the garage, let it sit for around 5 minutes and check the level.
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I'm the bad one: I do it on the center stand and when cold. I should try the right way to double check if there is any difference.
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Fred I think it makes bugger all difference.

For the record my 2 triples & one previous one have and still are running on semi-synthetic, we all have brands or price range we prefer.

Some brands / types give better gear changes than others IMHO, but I change at 5,000kms not 10,000kms anyway
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Cheers team.

I know it's a bit of a silly question, but it's been so many years since I've needed to think about it - I've managed no more than 2k miles in the last 4 years 😞

My oil check today was just on the bottom of the dipstick when it was screwed in. Wanted to make sure that I wasn't measuring it wrong and that I was actually running it too low.

Now I'll get some oil and top her up 👍
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I could see no oil level difference when measuring "on wheels" or on the centre stand. Checking wet sump oil levels hot doesn't seem right.
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I wouldnít worry, just change oil and ride away. Bikes eat oil more than cars unless you drive a Fiat.
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I must admit that checking when hot after 15 minutes or so makes a difference. I added a cup of oil. For the peace of mind
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I like to check oil when the engine is hot. I think it gives you a reading closer to the oil level when the engine is actually running. I couldn't resist an oil thread.
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