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PostSubject: oil level quickie   oil level quickie Icon_minitime1Wed May 25, 2022 3:01 pm

changed the oil on the GRiSO, but not the filter (I plan to do that after my next long trip in about a week's time) Oil was overdue and here on my shelf and my bunch of filters are sitting in my other workshop about 800 miles away...

anyway

drained the whole thing except the filter and started to add oil. Not wanting to overfill, after 2.75 litres I checked the (horribly designed) dipstick. I was already well over the top mark, bike upright, dipstick just resting on the threads

I'd also marked where the previous oil had settled to, which was quite a bit lower than where 2.75l got me to.

All seems quite surprising, does the filter really hold that much? It's only a wee thing....

I guess if it's overfilled it'll find its level fairly quickly, we're going for a real long motorway blast in a couple of days time

I'm not losing sleep over this, but the thoughts of those that know these motors a million times better than me would be welcome

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PostSubject: Re: oil level quickie   oil level quickie Icon_minitime1Wed May 25, 2022 3:14 pm

I’d drain some out until the level is a little below the midpoint on the stick. You don’t want all the excess blowing back and fouling the throttle bodies.

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PostSubject: Re: oil level quickie   oil level quickie Icon_minitime1Thu May 26, 2022 9:29 am

yeah, I came to that conclusion as well, it's now halfway between the two dipstick marks on the centrestand.

Thanks for your reply

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PostSubject: Re: oil level quickie   oil level quickie Icon_minitime1Thu May 26, 2022 12:49 pm

I guess it is too late to measure the amount of oil that you drained out of the bike? If still possible to do so, you can then find out how much you were supposed to pour back in.
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