Amsoil change





snowman

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I made the switch to Amsoil 10x40 today. No big deal, just a standard oil change but here is the wierd part. After changing the filter I put in 3.5 quarts like the manual says. I started the engine and let her run for a few minutes then shut it down and checked the oil.(I'm in my garage on level ground :-) ) The oil level meter hits just about the "low" indicator on the glass. I repeated the above a couple of times and it does not change the oil level. Sooooo I put the .5 quarts of oil that I had remaining into the bike and now the oil level reads full.

Anyone else run into this? What should I trust the oil level indicator or the manual?
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CAT3

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With the variances in oil filter absorbsion capacity, I would use the side glass indicator.
 

jwcfbd

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with a filter change it's 3.7 quarts. If I remember correctly I always used 4 quarts.
 

CrashBomb

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+1 from me, too

4 quarts

And always go with what you can see for yourself instead of what someone five thousand miles away wrote in the manual. No one reads the instructions anyway, right?
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That's more like just a "suggestion."
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Over_Easy

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Even on level ground check the oil when the bike is also level, not on the kickstand.
 

Turbo-Torch

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It's almost 4 quarts with a new filter. The factory shop manual gives the correct amount which proves the user manual included with the bike is wrong.
 

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