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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 2019, 10:51 am Thread Starter
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it's so simple. Check with both wheels on the ground then put it on the center stand, oil level is the same. So yeah, check it on the center stand or off, virtually no difference
This turned out to be true.

There is no difference in the oil level when checking it on the center stand, or the other ridiculous way.

The center stand sure makes life easy in a few ways.
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I noticed that on a center stand the oil level is a bit higher than with the wheels on the ground. Coincidentally, the difference is exactly the same as between hot and cold oil. So (at least for me), cold oil level on the stand = hot oil level with both wheels on the ground. But, as already mentioned, the levels difference (on the center stand or on the ground) is so small that it can be safely ignored. Way more important is to keep the bike straight left/right.
Is the oil level in the glass eye correct when it's hot, or when it's cold?
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Is the oil level in the glass eye correct when it's hot, or when it's cold?
Not accurate with motor running... but if the engine is warm but off it'll be accurate pretty quickly after shutting the engine off.

If oil is cold it may take longer for it to be accurate after shutting the motor off (higher viscosity).

Oil will change density by about 6% between cold and operating temp... given that the motor holds about 3 and a half liters the difference between cold and hot is roughly the same as a .200ml volume difference...

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