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Hello,
Just received my bike from the 1000 km service, and after a good ride under the rain I decided to wash it. I was looking at the little oil window and realized it was overfilled all the way to the top of the window :mad:
I decided to check every single part of the bike including the chain tension using the metalic part that comes in the red tools bag. I was pissed off to see that the center of the chain was about 3 mm below the little hole:mad::mad:
I am sure they did not even check the chain, but I cant understand why with only 1000 km the chain has not the proper tension. Is it possible it was like this since the day 1?
I am going back to the dealer on monday morning to make them check this but I am really pissed off.
How often do you check the chain tension?
How do I drain the overfilled oil from the deposit?
Cheers from Mexico
 

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Hello,
Just received my bike from the 1000 km service, and after a good ride under the rain I decided to wash it. I was looking at the little oil window and realized it was overfilled all the way to the top of the window :mad:
I decided to check every single part of the bike including the chain tension using the metalic part that comes in the red tools bag. I was pissed off to see that the center of the chain was about 3 mm below the little hole:mad::mad:
I am sure they did not even check the chain, but I cant understand why with only 1000 km the chain has not the proper tension. Is it possible it was like this since the day 1?
I am going back to the dealer on monday morning to make them check this but I am really pissed off.
How often do you check the chain tension?
How do I drain the overfilled oil from the deposit?
Cheers from Mexico
I've had the same experience recently with my 12k service. Just like you I checked the oil level of the bike, and mine is completely full as well, so above that MAX indicator. Still a bit worried about it.

Checking the chain should be part of the 1000km service, see the manual. So if they really "forgot" just go back to the dealer. I personally never check the tension of the chain, leave that to the dealer when it's service time. I do now and then just "feel" the chain, if it looks like it's too loose I might try to adjust it myself.
 

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Thank you Jelmer, I will take the bike back to the dealer and make them do the job. Its frustrating to pay such an expensive service and realized they just dont even care!



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Hello,
Just received my bike from the 1000 km service, and after a good ride under the rain I decided to wash it. I was looking at the little oil window and realized it was overfilled all the way to the top of the window :mad:
I decided to check every single part of the bike including the chain tension using the metalic part that comes in the red tools bag. I was pissed off to see that the center of the chain was about 3 mm below the little hole:mad::mad:
I am sure they did not even check the chain, but I cant understand why with only 1000 km the chain has not the proper tension. Is it possible it was like this since the day 1?
I am going back to the dealer on monday morning to make them check this but I am really pissed off.
How often do you check the chain tension?
How do I drain the overfilled oil from the deposit?
Cheers from Mexico
3mm below the center of the chain gauge notch is not loose. I would say within tolerance.

When you check the oil, do it with the engine running and on the center-stand.
 

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Gilles,
The manual says to chek the oil when the motorcycle is cold and that is the way I did it. Should i do it with the motor running?



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Gilles,
The manual says to chek the oil when the motorcycle is cold and that is the way I did it. Should i do it with the motor running?



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The instruction is correct, but running the bike will take a few cL from the sump and drop the level on the site glass.

If the level is there, then it's not over-filled.
 

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The instruction is correct, but running the bike will take a few cL from the sump and drop the level on the site glass.

If the level is there, then it's not over-filled.
I just did that, and after running the engine for a minute, the oil level is exactly on the MAX mark.

Hope you are right, thanks!
 
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