Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: North Central WV
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Checking oil level via the sight window
I bought a new, old stock 2013 back in December. I changed my oil at about 300 miles after a fairly hard break in, 2Q of 10w-40 Halvoline dino and whatever crappy fram filter Advance sells. Immediately my oil was milky from condensation and stayed that way, even after HARD runs on the interstate and multi-hour rides on the twisties. It's also been somewhat foamy and a color I don't particularly like, just sorta off looking, so I decided to change it again today after wading through a bunch of the oil/filter threads, she's currently just short of 700 miles.
I opted for the long PureOne and the Mobil1 Racing 4T, again 2 quarts. I got her hot, I centered her, I drained for a long time, and then I rocked it back and forth to make sure every drop was out.
I refilled, waited, and restarted and let her run for ~20 minutes. When she's on the kickstand, there is no oil visible in the window. When she's upright and pretty well centered (front wheel may be sliiiightly elevated), the fill level is over the top line. Revving centered froths the oil, which tells me there's too much in there.
So....after all that I have three questions:
1. The bike should be centered when checking the window, yeah?
2. It's 2 Quarts, right? I see some people saying 2.5? How is 2Q after a darn near dry drain overfilling me? I did NOT prefill the new filter.
3. What if any damage am I doing to my bike if 2Q is an overfill?