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Should I be measuring my oil level when the bike is running, or sitting?? I'm almost down to the bottom line running and almost filled to the top line sitting. I don't want to overfill but my engine is a little noisy and I'm thinking maybe I underfilled?
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Should I be measuring my oil level when the bike is running, or sitting?? I'm almost down to the bottom line running and almost filled to the top line sitting. I don't want to overfill but my engine is a little noisy and I'm thinking maybe I underfilled?
Check level with bike off and give it time for the oil to drain down.. Your oil level seems about right.

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Oil level should be checked with the motor warm, but off for at least 4 minutes....with the bike level and straight up and down (on centerstand)

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Should I be measuring my oil level when the bike is running, or sitting?? I'm almost down to the bottom line running and almost filled to the top line sitting. I don't want to overfill but my engine is a little noisy and I'm thinking maybe I underfilled?
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Great Question ....with great answers ! I believe I've been over filling ! TYVM !

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