oil level


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Skeldog
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oil level

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it may not mean much because I've never been able to see the level in the sight glass anyway, but is it meant to be read sitting on the side stand or vertical on the center stand? I've changed mine twice and add the correct amount but never can see it. I don't worry about it much because it doesn't seem to use any just always wondered


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Re: oil level

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Skeldog wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:31 pm it may not mean much because I've never been able to see the level in the sight glass anyway, but is it meant to be read sitting on the side stand or vertical on the center stand? I've changed mine twice and add the correct amount but never can see it. I don't worry about it much because it doesn't seem to use any just always wondered
Always sitting level, on the center stand. Topping up the oil while on the sidestand will result in overfilling the oil.
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A trick I learned only last year was to use a small UV flashlight (they are fairly cheap on amazon etc.. Makes the oil a greenish colour and easier to see in the glass. Works for me, read the tip here or on another forum. thought I would pass it along.
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