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Oil level
Started at 03:22pm on the 4th December, 2017 by jenks
jenks Subject: Oil level
How do I check the oil level on my new euro 4 bullet,can't see it on the glass viewer Cheers Jenks
Posted: 03:22pm 4th December, 2017
Haggis Subject: Oil level
What's your handbook say?
Posted: 06:57pm 4th December, 2017
papasmurf Subject: Oil level
I thought there had been several long threads on the subject of oil levels and sight glasses mon the forum in the recent past.
Posted: 07:43pm 4th December, 2017
Don Kiddick Subject: Oil level
You may find this useful; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1EN2NIahXs
Posted: 08:52pm 4th December, 2017
papasmurf Subject: Oil level
Posted: 08:23am 5th December, 2017
jenks Subject: Oil level
Thanks Papasmurf,you. Have just answered all my queries.did as you say and everything is now crystal clear. Thanks again Cheers Jenks
Posted: 05:03pm 5th December, 2017
papasmurf Subject: Oil level
jenks, I merely made the link posted earlier "live."
Posted: 05:16pm 5th December, 2017
Chris [Stockport] Subject: Oil level
Very clear video; a lot more like that needed for all sorts of things!

Just yesterday I watched a video about putting electronic instead of normal ignition points on my car (the condensor had kept failing and was driving me mad) It was SO easy to do after that.
Pictures painting 1,000 words etc...
Posted: 05:19pm 5th December, 2017
Leon Novello Subject: Oil level
Here we are in the year 2017, and we have to go through this absurd exercise just to check the oil level. Surely (Shirley) if you are American) some levelling holes could have been cast between all these reservoirs so the oil flowed through the holes and settled at one level. I am not familiar with the purpose of this design; maybe lubrication would be compromised if the oil was at the same level down there, who knows?
Posted: 08:51am 6th December, 2017
hagis Subject: Oil level
My 2016 Reg CGT 535 is a pig to check the oil level, you have to go thru a procedure to get an accurate check on the oil level, Yet my 2017 bullet does not have a problem, leave the 2017 bike on its side stand as long as you like and when you stand it upright you can see the oil flood into the sight glass to get an easy accurate level check, Looks like this problem was recognised and mods were done in 2016 to correct this problem, so would depend on age of engine or is there some difference between the 500 and 535 engines.
Posted: 11:10am 6th December, 2017
Beezabryan Subject: Oil level
I'm a simple man who likes simple things, if it ain't got a dipstick then I don't want it
Posted: 11:15am 6th December, 2017
Rattlebattle Subject: Oil level
A dipstick wouldn't make the slightest difference. The issue, as has been mentioned above, is that the engine has compartments in which oil can and does gather. It is this that needs to be addressed, unless it already has been. I've been on more than one forum where the complaint is that the dipstick reading is inconsistent or the dipstick is a dark colour so cannot be easily read. Given the choice my preference would be for dry sump,design with a separate oil tank into which one can peer. Simples.
Posted: 06:37pm 6th December, 2017
Andy M Subject: Oil level
Give it three kicks from cold with the ignition off. Seems to move oil to be on the glass if the oil level is correct (I measure it in). I'm sure its an imperfect method, but given the bike doesn't burn or leak oil I'll take the risk. Andy
Posted: 07:47pm 6th December, 2017

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