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I changed the oil and filter in my '05 and put in 3 quarts. When I stand the bike up, the oil level is all the way to the top of the sight glass. What gives? I thought this thing took 3 quarts. That seems to have put me a tad on the high side...
 

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Did you start it and let it run for about 3 min?? if not do that and then let it settle before checking the level again.
BTW it takes 3.2qts W/filter and 2.9qts without a filter.

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per the manual 2.7 litres (2.9 us quarts) no filter change
3.0 litres (3.2 us quarts) with filter. US quart is less than a litre, imperial quart is more. 1 imperial quart = 1.2 litres. Quantities were right for my 04. When you drained the oil did you get the motor hot prior as this makes a difference. With the oil cold you don't get as much out? Did you use imperial quarts? Cheers
 

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lol already answered just as i hit the post button
 

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I just woke up. lol Party last night
 

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I did run the engine before I drained it, but probably not as much as I should have. It has been ridden since the change, so I know the oil has been circulated well. I just double checked the oil, and it's about halfway between the high mark and the top of the glass. Is that enough to matter?
 

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Nope that was how mine came back from the dealer after a service

Better a little bit more than less, so long as its not too much
 

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I always start my bike and let it run for a few moments, then drain it for a good 10 minutes while i get all my tools and rags, and other crap ready. I then bump the starter a time or two. Just enough to roll the motor over and cause the oil pump to circulate. This causes a good gulp or two of the old oil to drain.

Then just pour 2.5 quarts in and start the bike for a brief second to fill your new filter. Shut the bike off, wait a bit and pour oil in to the proper level. Run the bike again and double check the level, while the bike is level.

Go ride :)
 
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