Once it has 'Found its level' which is, as I say, usually between the 'Full' and 'Add' lines with the bike upright and the stick not screwed in the bike can be put on its sidestand and the oil checked again. Mark the stick at the point the oil is at and use that as your new 'Max' mark for checking on the sidestand.
Perfect! Now my gf will stop complaining about helping me check it!Posted on: March 13, 2012, 11:02:38 AM
Do NOT get all constipated about always having the oil at the 'Full' mark on the stick. As I said they find their own level and if you keep on topping it up it'll happily keep on pumping it out which is not only wasteful but can lead to gummed up throttle butterflies and grumpy stepper motors. They have lots of oil. Between 'Full' and 'Add' is about 700ml.
My Duc is the same way, it has its happy point which is mid way.
Thanks for the 700ml info, looks like I'll use 350 (I use a big syringe in the garage)