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Like I said, very stupid question. I JUST got my ZX6R a week ago. No owners manual and it is my first bike. I can see down on the right side where you can see the engine oil ( I am assuiming that is what it is)what level should that be at? is there like a dipstick somewhere or what? I feel pretty stupid asking this <img src=icon_smile_shy.gif border=0 align=middle>Just when it is not running at all it is maybe a quarter inch full off of the bottom a and when it IS running, I do not see any at all. Is that normal? Please fill me in!!!!

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No stupid questions and only a occassional stupid answer. The little window is the oil sight glass. If you look closely there are two tick marks in the metal beside the glass, one near the top and one near the bottom. Those are the minimum and maximum oil levels when the engine is not running and is level, meaning sitting upright in the riding position, not on the side stand. Have some one look at it while you are sitting on the bike.

You can get an owners manual for about $5 from ronayers.com. It has most of what you need to know.
 

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Kewl! thanks! I kind of figured that, and after reading that post I took a realy really close look and did see the tick marks. I am definitely gonna have to get that owners manual too. Thanks tonz!

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Now for the even worse part of this whole topic, what if when I checked that and the bike was level and I know it was cuz I had someoen else on it....it was way above the full line? Like took up the whole window, could not see clear at the top at all? I am just assuming that is bad, as I know it is in cars. Could that maybe be a contributing factor to the stalling too?

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If the engine has just been run, wait several minutes for the oil to settle before checking the level.

Then, if the oil level is above the upper level in the gauge, drain the oil until the oil level is between the upper and lower levels in the gauge.
 

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I PROMISE I have an owners manual in the making...but where do you drain oil from? is there a plug in the bottom or something? Also, where is coolant added? down on the right towards the bottom on the front? I guessed that but when I got it from the dealer, it was completely empty. It has the markings on it like a radioator overflow container would, but I am just not sure.

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To change the oil you remove the plug in the bottom of the engine. There is a round looking sump, the lowest spot on the engine. To change the filter you must remove the left lower fairing. Add coolant to the overflow tank on the left side of the bike as you are sitting on it, down near your left knee.
 

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YES! the coolant thing is what I was wondering about. I will add some tomorrow then. Assuming bottom line is min and top is max while not running and level?

Hopefully doing new plugs and a fuel filter and coolant and fixing the whole oil problem tomorrow will fix my stalling above 5 grand problem!!!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>:)<img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>

I'll let ya'll know how it comes out.

Thanks again TONS for all of your help on these questions. They are obviously the type of RTFM questions, but I did not get one! so....thank you all tons. Nice forum and can expect to see more of me around!~

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Check the coolant level when the engine is cold with the bike held perpendicular to the ground. If the level is lower than the low level line, add a mixture of 50% coolant and 50% distilled water to the full level line.

To change the engine oil, warm up the engine, and then support the bike perpendicular to the ground. If the drain plug gasket is damaged, replace it with a new one. Tighten the drain plug to 14.5 ft·lb or 20 N·m.

When changing the oil filter, apply engine oil to the gasket, and then tighten the filter with your hands.
 
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