Oil capacity - mine seems to take less...?
I know that the listed oil capacity for our bikes is 4 liters, which is about 4.2 quarts. And I know that when changing oil and such, I need to wait for the filter to fill up, etc. Thing is, even after doing all that, and waiting to check it again later, it seems as though my bike only takes about 3 quarts (if that) to get the oil to the midway point between the H and L levels on the sightglass.
From the sound of everyone's posts I read, 4 qts is the norm. So do most people run it with the level at the H on the sight glass? Is that why the amount I put in seems to be less?
I'm curious to see what everyone says here. I know the guy who owned it before me had it WAY overfull, and I don't want to stress the seals any more than they have already been. It doesn't leak a drop (which is good for an '89, eh?) and I would love to keep it that way.
Thanks all, and happy riding : )
7800 orig mi when purchased Jan 2011
Turned 11,000 mi Nov 2011
Taillight relocation kit
Chad's highway peg mounts
Otherwise, all stock
"But it's a dry heat - like the inside of an oven"