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When I'm riding my bike there is still a bit of oil showing in the
"window"

Is this normal?

or should ALL the oil be circulating through the engine.

Thanks!

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you might have alittle too much oil there, I can't look down at the window when I'm riding the bike, but if the bike is at idle and I'm holding it straight up, it looks like there is alittle oil laying there in mine...

doesn't sound like an issue to me....you would know pretty soon if oil wasn't circulating right ;)

mines an 02 us model....

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Wait a tick...

You can look in your oil window while you're riding??? Hot dayam, you should put out a video - your talent is WAY beyond this forum...

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Dammit Andy... you beat my post by some 25 seconds... ARGH... now mine isn't funny at ALL anymore... sigh:(

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To properly check the oil level, wait several minutes after stopping the engine, hold the bike perpendicular to the ground, and then check if the level is between the upper and lower levels in the gauge.

Do not lose sleep over the oil level after starting the engine.
 

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Ok; you guys just aren't funny [:eek:)] (maybe one or two of you)

Anyways it's obviously not me looking at the oil level. While riding along the oil level is still almost full. [:0]

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When at rest, RIGHT after you stop the bike and kill ignition, where does the bike oil level show at? On a level surface?

Should be alright, I wouldn't sweat it too much.

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Originally posted by Batgirl

Ok; you guys just aren't funny [:eek:)] (maybe one or two of you)

Anyways it's obviously not me looking at the oil level. While riding along the oil level is still almost full. [:0]

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Someone ELSE is reading your oil levels while you're driving??? Hot DAMN, that's almost as impressive as YOU doing it !!!

Sorry, old joke I guess... my bad

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Originally posted by Cambridgezx6r


When at rest, RIGHT after you stop the bike and kill ignition, where does the bike oil level show at?
The oil level right after stopping the engine is irrelevant. To check the oil level according to the service manual,

  • Situate the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the ground.
  • If the motorcycle has just been used, wait several minutes for all the oil to drain down.
  • If the oil has just been changed, start the engine and run it for several minutes at idle speed. This fills the oil filter with oil. Stop the engine, then wait several minutes until the oil settles.
  • Check that the oil level is between the upper and lower levels in the gauge.
 

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I didn't quite read this post in time. I found my 03 zx6r a bit low in oil by just checking the window while it's on the stand (not perpendicular to the ground.) After putting in oil slowly by slowly, I found myself emptied the 1 liter bottle (full capacity is 4L).
So what should be rough guess on the oil level when the bike is on the stand?
It has only 300 km on it..

Originally posted by Rob Lee

Originally posted by Cambridgezx6r


When at rest, RIGHT after you stop the bike and kill ignition, where does the bike oil level show at?
The oil level right after stopping the engine is irrelevant. To check the oil level according to the service manual,

  • Situate the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the ground.
  • If the motorcycle has just been used, wait several minutes for all the oil to drain down.
  • If the oil has just been changed, start the engine and run it for several minutes at idle speed. This fills the oil filter with oil. Stop the engine, then wait several minutes until the oil settles.
  • Check that the oil level is between the upper and lower levels in the gauge.
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You don't check the oil when it's on the stand, but if you do on mine it's about the lower mark.

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well if there's still more oil pan below the window as I suspect there is since the window shows you a full pan then it should be alright if you (or someone else actually) can't see any oil while riding, but you should have a little in the bottom of the pan, because you can't be exact with how much oil is circulating because oil will fly off moving parts faster if you rev the engine faster, so you want some in the pan at all times whether at idle or full throttle. Too little oil and you seize the engine, too much oil and you blow gaskets so hold the bike perpendicular on a level surface and check the window. that should do it
 

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i thought this post was dead...
 

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No, but chances are these peoples motors are if they are filling the bikes with oil while on the side stand. Too much of something CAN be a bad thing. Except sex. You can never get enough sex. Well, good sex that is. Alot of bad sex is still bad.

Oh yeah, and when the bike's moving, the oil will slosh back to the rear of the engine, so more might appear in the sight glass, making it look like its overfull.

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