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Right oil level

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Im writing from Santiago, Chile, Ive just had my first oil change on my new Versys, I was wondering what is the right oil level that should show the sight glass? The manual says it should be between the low level and high level lines, but the manual then says fill up until the upper level line.
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Hi,
Im writing from Santiago, Chile, Ive just had my first oil change on my new Versys, I was wondering what is the right oil level that should show the sight glass? The manual says it should be between the low level and high level lines, but the manual then says fill up until the upper level line.
I would appreciate very much your help.

Thanks.
You can fill till the high level line but not over the high level line and don't drop the oil below the low level line.

In between the line is also OKAY. No problem as long as you don't over fill or under fill.

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Well I tend to keep mine in between full and empty. That way I know there is a enough oil without the worry of damaging any seals to due to much pressure created if there is too much oil in the bike.
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I fill mine up to the top mark, mainly because it's easier to notice if it starts going down vs. having it at some point in between and trying to remember if it was higher than that 5000 km ago when you changed the oil.

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Remember to have the bike vertical (not leaned over on the side stand) when you check it. If you check it while its resting on the side stand, the oil level will be a bit below the low level line when it is actually just about full.
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Remember to have the bike vertical (not leaned over on the side stand) when you check it. If you check it while its resting on the side stand, the oil level will be a bit below the low level line when it is actually just about full.
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Thanks for the information.
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I put my oil about 3/4 between the top and bottom marks.

I change oil when I have the bike on the rear stand.
Had already permanently marked the oil level when she's upright and down by the head like this. Just pour oil to this mark and it's done. I know, it's on the other side.



For day to day use, a quick check between the marks between mounting the iron horse.

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