How To Check Motorcycle Engine Oil Level? Long engine life depends much on the selection of quality oil and the periodic changing of the oil. Daily oil level checks and periodic changes are two of the most important maintenances to be performed.
Place the motorcycle on the jack or block or double stand as per image below.
Note: Please ensure the bike is on a vertical position.
Follow the procedure below to inspect the engine oil level.
1. Start the engine and run it for a few minutes.
2. Stop the engine and wait three minutes.
Inspect the engine oil level through the engine oil level lens on the right side on the engine.
Never operate the motorcycle if the engine oil level is below the “Lower line mark (L)”in the engine oil level lens. Never fill the engine oil above the “Upper line mark (F)”. Engine oil level being most suitable about 1mm under the “Upper line mark (F)”of the engine oil level lens. In case of the engine oil pouring excessively, the engine output being made insufficient. Be careful not to pour the engine oil excessively.
From my personal experience, I pour the engine oil until it reaches the center level lens. Pouring as per recommended above is fine but I felt the engine is quite heavy. So you decide what is the best for you. In case of the engine oil pouring excessively, the engine output being made insufficient. Be careful not to pour the engine oil excessively.
On another note, you need to change the engine oil and filter, after first running 1,000km and every running 2000km. (Based on the manufacturer) However, I think I’ll change it every running 2500KM as I don’t really travel long distance but if you are, you may want to follow the manufacturer recommendation.
Important: The oil should always be changed when the engine is hot so that the oil will drain thoroughly from the engine.
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