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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-10-2018, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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No oil in the sight glass

Changed my oil put 4 quarts of oil in it and I donít see anything in the sight class should I add more oil the bike is on it center stand Iím not able to start the bike because I have the carb pulled and rust in the tank
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Are you sure it isn't showing overfull? Should be an air bubble at the top once the level is correct. 4qts with a filter change, and not started, it would look overfull.

With no oil, you should be able to see the silver case, and some of the cast lines in it.

Use a flashlight and see what you have.
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Thought I would give you a heads up for after you get it running .....

The oil in this engine gets "air entrainment" on cold starts. If you start it cold, run just a minute or two, then shut it off, the oil in the sight glass will look milky like it has water in it. That's normal and goes away after the oil gets hot.

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typical change with filter is just shy of 4 qts.. LIke said above, it might be over full
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typical change with filter is just shy of 4 qts.. LIke said above, it might be over full
...maybe if taken off center stand, lean the bike to the right a bubble may appear.

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This is what I got after 4 qts
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Yep. Over filled. See the brown tinge? Should be clear if empty.
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Iím sorry I donít follow brown tinge ?
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The brownish tinge when you look at the metal in the sight glass. It should be completely silver if you were out of oil
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Iím sorry I donít follow brown tinge ?
...fresh new oil will appear as brownish......no (low volume) oil, should appear as clear.

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