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oil at very top of window

I tried searching but am relegated to using my iPhone. it has trouble using the search field for some reason. I apologize for a redundant question.

I just changed my oil for the first time on my bike. it's a 12 600rr. when the bike was on the stand, the oil was 3/4 the way up between the lower and upper marks. when I put it down and balanced it upright. the bottom of the meniscus of oil is approx 2-3mm above the top line. I can just barely see air at the top of the window. hopefully my crude drawing will load so you can see what I mean.

my question is: is this too much oil? enough to do damage and/or get frothy? I suppose I could turkey baster some out of the feed hole but I'd rather not if I'm totally in the clear. thanks
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that's not enough to do any damage. Don't even worry about it. When you're about a quart or two over that's when you risk blowing some seals due to too much oil in the crank. You're fine. If it bothers you then you could always drain a bit out so that oil level is in the middle of the window.

edit: the guys who do wheelies a lot usually run a quart over the full mark and they are all fine.


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Have you ran the bike yet? Once you run it for a bit the level will drop down a touch once the oil starts circulating.


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run the motor for a minute, shut off and wait 2 mins.

bike vertical, measure oil level.

per manual....IIRC.

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Have you ran the bike yet? Once you run it for a bit the level will drop down a touch once the oil starts circulating.


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yes, I went for a pretty spirited run up the highway for about 10 miles. it's still at the top of the window.
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As long as its not an extra half of a quart, you should be fine. If it really bothers you though, pop the drain plug off for a second or two.
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guys ! let keep it clean untill we have at least a page of ingo then we can start blasting boobies. we dont want the net to have thread of troll at the time. thats u monkay

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If you have entirely flushed the oil, and replaced it with new oil, you should look for the capacity people usually fill it up to. Some people fill 3 quarts, others might only need 2 quarts. For me, when I did my oil change, I did 3 quarts and it filled up fine. After running the bike a bit, you saw the window (while on a stand) that the oil had probably gone down slightly. That's just because the oil is now in the engine.

However, if you filled it up properly it should be a full window again after you start up the bike again.

As long as you don't overfill the bike, it's fine.


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If you have entirely flushed the oil, and replaced it with new oil, you should look for the capacity people usually fill it up to. Some people fill 3 quarts, others might only need 2 quarts. For me, when I did my oil change, I did 3 quarts and it filled up fine. After running the bike a bit, you saw the window (while on a stand) that the oil had probably gone down slightly. That's just because the oil is now in the engine.

However, if you filled it up properly it should be a full window again after you start up the bike again.

As long as you don't overfill the bike, it's fine.


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after entirely flushing the oil, I initially added exactly 3 quarts. after following the steps outlined in the owners manual, I checked the oil and found it to be just above the top line on the window. last night I loosened the pan plug and let maybe 8 ounces of oil drip out. I'll check it again once I can wheel the bike out of my living room haha. sitting cold, the oil is about 3/4 up the sight glass
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Doesn't hurt to go over 3 quarts when you add more. Mines cover the window entirely so I'm fine with it. Nothing overflowed.


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im just a tad bit over, still running fine.

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Hondas don't have issues if you go over.. It's only about a quarter quart over so don't fret it.. That's where I run my bike


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