The proper way


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The proper way

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:27 pm



Okay, I have searched on here with no luck, and I do not have a owners manualso here goes. . .
Can some one tell me the PROBER way to check my oil. I have been pulling the side cover and carb cover, pulling the dip stick, wiping the stick and reincerting it, threading it down and then pulling it to check, all while on the side stand, is this correct or ? ? ? ?

Hey, atleast I AM checking it, right ? Lol

Anyway, again, what is the correct proceedure ?


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Re: The proper way

Postby bstig60 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:59 pm

Bike on level surface on centerstand, Remove dipstick, wipe it off, insert but do not thread it in. The manual recommends starting and running the engine for a few minutes and then let it set 2-3 minutes before checking. Personally, I check the oil with the engine cold.
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Re: The proper way

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:19 pm

Thank you, so I was close. . . .I always take a warm up ride of about 5 miles and a 5 min cool down, THEN check level.
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Re: The proper way

Postby Mh434 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:42 pm

Yep - do NOT thread the dipstick back in when checking the oil - just let it rest on the start of the threads, then pull & check the level.

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Re: The proper way

Postby Dusty Boots » Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:58 pm

I like to rest the dipstick on the threads and then rotate it a couple of times anti-clockwise.
The oil level on the dipstick seems to show up better that way.

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Re: The proper way

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:20 pm

From the '94 Service Manual


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Re: The proper way

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:37 pm

Thanks for that BluewaterhookerO (do I dare ask? LOL) that helps alot. I HAVE to get a FSM as soom as taxes get here this year.
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Re: The proper way

Postby MikeB » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:50 pm

Maybe looking in your Owners Manual would be of some help too. You do have one don't you? If not, there is one on this site.

Here is a page from the year 2000 GL1500 Owners manual. The procedure is almost identical to the Service Manual page depiction above.
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Re: The proper way

Postby guitarzan » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:23 am

Thanks for the information, but I'm curious. When the oil is at the lower level mark on the dipstick, does anyone know how much oil we would add. I know until it's at the upper level mark but what I'm asking is by volume. Would we know to just go and add a quart or half quart? Just curious? Thank you.

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Re: The proper way

Postby wingman12 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:40 am

Not ready sure of the exact volume, slowly add a cup at a time until you reach your desired mark. You should only have to do this process once and be able to calculate future adjustments, these adjustments will let you know if you are using or leaking oil which indicates some kind of a problem. :D :D

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Re: The proper way

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:45 am

It's somewhere between 1/2 and 3/4 quart from the lower mark to the upper mark, just estimating from past experience.

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Re: The proper way

Postby Dusty Boots » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:57 pm

I would just add 1/2 cup at a time and let that sit for 5 minutes, before checking the level again. Just creep up on to just below the upper mark, because it doesn't take much!!.
Last thing you want to do is overfill it! :o :x

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Re: The proper way

Postby guitarzan » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:52 pm

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