Oil level check


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Oil level check

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I know this is rudimentary but my Haynes is very vague.
Checking oil level.
Is it on side stand or centre stand?.
Engine running or Oil allowed to settle?

Thanks chaps


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Centre stand, engine off.
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Thought so but thought I'd double check. Thanks.
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hello uk goldwings dont have a dipstick but the level should be checked when stood on mainstand and switched off on uk wings the level is taken from the window after cleaning wit the wiper
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tchodge wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:27 pm hello uk goldwings dont have a dipstick but the level should be checked when stood on mainstand and switched off on uk wings the level is taken from the window after cleaning wit the wiper
Early models don't have the wiper.
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Maz wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:27 pm
tchodge wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:27 pm hello uk goldwings dont have a dipstick but the level should be checked when stood on mainstand and switched off on uk wings the level is taken from the window after cleaning wit the wiper
Early models don't have the wiper.
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Both of my '76 US models do.
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landisr wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:13 pm
Maz wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:27 pm
tchodge wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:27 pm hello uk goldwings dont have a dipstick but the level should be checked when stood on mainstand and switched off on uk wings the level is taken from the window after cleaning wit the wiper
Early models don't have the wiper.
Maz
Both of my '76 US models do.
The '75's don't. But I did manage to find a dipstick conversion on eBay for £20 a while back. Fits my '75 perfectly, looks good and is SO much easier than using the sight glass.
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I've been watching for one of those kits for a while. After all the effort to get down there and look :( :lol: I can't tell where the level is even after wiping inside and out..

Ron in AZ


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