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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-2018, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Level on Rear Stand

Bought a rear stand for my bike for ease of chain maintenance and noticed that the Oil inn the window was barely at the minimum level. took it off the stand and it showed perfect, right up to the Max Line. The bike is only slight tilted forward when on the stand so I don't know why there is such a difference. Anyone else notice this?

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I will have to check that next time I use the stand. I have not checked that way , always just trying to hold the bike upright.

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Yes noticed it but since your suppose to check it with the bike standing level. It didn't mean a thing to me...

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The difference in level for my '15 V650 is negligible whether on the T-Rex rear stand or not. Differences in left-right lean however do make a very large difference.
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put the front tire on a 2x4 and the bike will be more level when on the rear stand

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Check the manual. Stand the bike up and balance without the rear stand and that should be the correct way to measure oil level.

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Bought a rear stand for my bike for ease of chain maintenance and noticed that the Oil inn the window was barely at the minimum level. took it off the stand and it showed perfect, right up to the Max Line. The bike is only slight tilted forward when on the stand so I don't know why there is such a difference. Anyone else notice this?
Just remember (or write down) what you just said here-assuming you checked your oil correctly off the stand (bike straight up and down and level). Than you can check your oil while it is on the stand because you know what on the stand is a decent oil level. I do it this way all the time.
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Guys I always check my oil level not using the stand by holding the bike level while it's on two wheels. I was just surprised that it was down so low when it was on the stand is all.

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Do it the correct way per the manual, then use the rear stand. Now you know what full looks like both ways.
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I have a SW Motech centerstand and when the V is on the stand, I have to tilt the bike back onto the back wheel to get an accurate oil level reading. It's the same as the level when on its two wheels and upright. At least on mine.
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