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I'm on the road doing this from my phone so sorry I can't search. I have a 1998 st2. I need to add a touch of oil. the fairing is in the way though... I can't remember if the lower piece comes off or if the entire fairing has to come off just to add some oil. frustrating to say the least.... I don't have a curved funnel with me and I'm in norcal in the middle of nowhere. if anyone can give me a tip that would be great. MUCH easier if someone could drop me a line at [email protected].

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If you haven't discovered it by now, taking the lower piece off should do it, although you may have to bend back the lower part of the middle fairing a little bit. I carried a set of disposable paper funnels with me for topping off on the road.
 

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Remove 2 of the bottom fairing screws on the bottom of the fairing and then the ONE on the right side by your knee. The right half will pull out a bit now for the fill.
 

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I find that the flexible nozzle from a small petrol can, available in most filling stations, is ideal for rapid oil top ups without having to remove fairning.

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Thanks all-and thanks for those that emailed me--huge help. I pulled the bottom out and that kind of worked... Bought a flexible hose at an auto part store-worked best... Gettting the leak fixed upon my return.
 

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I'm on the road doing this from my phone so sorry I can't search. I have a 1998 st2. I need to add a touch of oil. the fairing is in the way though... I can't remember if the lower piece comes off or if the entire fairing has to come off just to add some oil. frustrating to say the least.... I don't have a curved funnel with me and I'm in norcal in the middle of nowhere. if anyone can give me a tip that would be great. MUCH easier if someone could drop me a line at [email protected].

in advance. thanks
For on the road I'm using an empty (and cleaned) bottle of Toilet duck
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_Duck
It just fits. Works perfect. Don't need to dismount anything, just squeeze the bottle.

For at home I have a funnel with a flexible nozzle.
 

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Funny thing about this thread. I usually carry some oil on longer trips. Since I've owned my '04 ST3, I have never had to add a drop between changes. Am I just lucky or what? Come to think of it, the oil I have in my saddle bag (sealed within a vacuum bag) is 4 years old. Maybe I should dump it and get some fresh oil in another vacuum bag. Fred
 

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All the bikes I've owned I've had to put more oil in my st than all the others combined... I have a leak. It may be the gasket? Maybe something else-should find out in a week or so. Just got back from a 2,000 + trip. Had to put in about 1/3rd of a quart. The rest is spewed out along multiple highways along the CA coast up to crater lake, etc..
 
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