Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Central Maryland
No oil showing while running
I'm getting ready to do the spline lube. I'm expecting the new O-rings to arrive in a few days. I have everything else prepared. I have the bike on the center stand right now. I went out and started the engine today to let it warm up and run for a little while. When its sitting cold, the oil level looks good. It's close to High. I start the engine and it drops completely out of sight. I feel like that should be expected, as its cold and then is pulled to circulate. But I let it sit idling for about 15 minutes, and it was well warmed when I went back out to shut her down. I checked the oil level again before shutting her down and the window was still clear. No oil showing. The oil light never came on. After I shut it down, the oil level slowly started to rise to about half way. Is this normal? At what point do check the oil level for the actual measurement?
Im going to just change the oil too. I'll use the Shell 10W40 everyone here talks about. It was perfect when I got it, but I had the MC shop change the oil after about a month and the Coffee grinder started soon after. I know it's common, but it didnt do it at all when I first got it.