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Very stupid question.....oil?

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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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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.
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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