I've always understood oil levels to go up when hot and lower when cold. Why am i getting the opposite on my Bonnie?
Are you looking at it immediately after shutting the bike off? Perhaps you're seeing a lower level because the oil has not yet drained back from the head and oil cooler.I've always understood oil levels to go up when hot and lower when cold. Why am i getting the opposite on my Bonnie?
The engine was probably the hottest it's ever been. It never sizzles when i lick my finger and touch the cylinder like it did today. I hope i didn't do the wrong think by driving it on a 97 degree day.I suppose if the shape of the sump the the material it's made of mean that its volume increases more with temperature than the oil it holds then the level would go down as temperature goes up. The same applies to other areas which hold oil such as the cooler.
Are you giving the oil time to run back down to the sump?