Oil Fill Level?
This is a really stupid question, but I'd like to hear the responses. On the Gen 5, manual says 3.5 quarts. This puts the oil up to bottom of the top fill mark. Is this ok? Should I be putting in less? I ask because I changed my air filter recently, and noticed a little oil in the air box. There was no dust, just some oil around the upper sides, and a little dribbled down to the bottom around cylinder 3. Nothing pooled up, or drained into the clear hose.
When I change my oil, I warm the bike up, put it on a rear stand, and remove the drain bolt, and the oil fill cap. I let the bike sit there until it is barely dripping, like maybe 10 to 15 minutes. I then install the oil drain bolt and remove the filter, and let that drizzle to very slow drip as well, maybe 5 to 10 minutes. I then wipe some old oil around the new filters O-ring (I change the oil every 1000 miles), and install the filter (I do not put any new oil in the filter before installing). I then add 3.5 quarts install the oil fill cap, and start the bike.
Now that procedure being said, I put in a little more than 3.5 quarts on one of my oil changes (and I think that is why I have the oil in my airbox - fingers crossed), I rode the bike maybe 50 miles before checking the level and draining some out.
So I question if 3.5 quarts is really too much oil. I noticed after riding, if I remove the oil fill cap, and with a flashlight look into the case, the oil looks a little "frothy" which is not good, right?