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    hey Guys,
    the bike manual is unclear about checking the oil level. If seen a video where you take the bike out for a 15 min run. Another video says just let the bike ideal for 3 mins. anyone know what mosses wrote on the tablets? lol

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    Most of us never check it out at all. This engine does not consume or leak oil. Put four in when you change the oil and forget about it. You run the risk of overfilling it and then it blows out through the breather.

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    • #3
      What Shores said. None of the so-called "methods" for checking the oil are very accurate. At any given time there could be X amount of oil in the oil tank and X in the motor. You could check it 10 time and get 10 different readings, all of which are probably wrong. Drain the oil and filter, and put back in a measured 4 quarts, or do an oil and filter change with 4 quarts. Then, forget about it until the next change interval. Unless you have an obvious large leak, it won't require any oil between changes. Even bikes with 100K miles and over will do this. If you used to Ride H-D, this may seem strange to you, but these bikes don't use oil.

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      • #4

        words of wisdom from my brothers of the road. Thank you for putting my heart at ease.




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        • #5
          If you want to check the oil in a RoadStar, this is how you do it, Buy 4 quarts of Mobile 1 V twin 20-50, drain the oil from BOTH drain plugs,, replace plugs and the oil filter, then add 2 quarts of the 20/50 to the oil tank, start it up for about 10-15 seconds, shut it off, add 2 more quarts, replace the cap. replace the seat and go ride. as an option, when you pull teh cap use a pair of Sidebite pliers and cut the dipstick off.
          2000 Roadstar 1600 - BAK, Pumpless, Curt's manifold, Mikuni HSR42 Freedom Combat Pipes Jumbo Strong bags, PPG 'HellFire' Paint.

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