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Author Topic: Check oil, side stand or center stand  (Read 472 times)

mypvtidho

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Check oil, side stand or center stand
« on: November 08, 2012, 10:29:27 PM »
Just bought 2006 Bullet Classic. No owners manual. Is the engine oil checked on side stand or center stand. Also, dipstick screwed in all the way or not. I cannot find this info on the net.
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Re: Check oil, side stand or center stand
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 10:45:09 PM »
I've always put the stick all the way in. The most accurate method is on the center stand.  ERC
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Re: Check oil, side stand or center stand
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 10:50:02 PM »
The oil level should be checked with the bike on the centerstand.
I think when checking the oil level, the cap should be screwed in all the way and then removed to see the oil depth.

Many of the RE's have a two position cap.
The outer position if for riding the motorcycle.
The inner, fully closed position is for shipping the motorcycle.

If the motorcycle is ridden with the cap fully closed (screwed in all the way), excessive crankcase pressures will build up and blow the oil out of the sump (usually thru the crankcase vent).
Jim
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Re: Check oil, side stand or center stand
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 06:48:31 PM »
I do not have a 2 position oil cap. It screws in. Machined threads on a very heavy cap.

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Re: Check oil, side stand or center stand
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 10:53:46 PM »
On your bike due it being one of the later models the system is supposed to have the stick screwed in. The breathing system is set up different than the older type with the two position cap. ERC
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