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3.25" oil filter ?

The manual says the engine takes 2 quarts of oil with the filter change that would be with the stock 2.5" filter, does anyone know how much oil I should use if I go with the 3.25" pure 1 purolator or supertech filter. I am due for an oil change and from what I have read going with the longer filter sounds like A good chioce, Thanks.
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You should just use the sight glass, there are too many variables to count on a volume measurement.
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Keep the bike upright.
Cool engine and see that the oil level is between the low/High mark.
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Is the sight window accurate with the rear of the bike raised on my swing arm stand?
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Hi Glowcat13,

IMHO, better to have it standing on it's own 2 tyres.
Have someone sit on your bike to do a quick check.

In the service manual 7-8 Engine Lubrication system for oil level inspection it states "Situate the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the ground".


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Is the sight window accurate with the rear of the bike raised on my swing arm stand?
No, it's not accurate. It'll show less oil than there really is because the bike is leaning forward. If you want to do it later on the stand, check it with both wheels on the ground, pick it up on the race stand - make a mark of where the oil level is at that point - now you know what the equivalent level on the stand is to full for future use.

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But two quarts should do it, unless you like to fill it completely to the upper fill line.



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Thanks for all the good info, i went with 2 quarts and its fine, I had thought that the extra .75 inches would matter but it didn't make as much of a diference as I thought it might.
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