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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 02-16-2014, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Is this a huge problem?

So I bought this used 2001 750 about a week ago. The bike looked good and the price was right. And today I wanted to drain the oil and found that the previous owner apparently overfilled it. And the bottom of the engine looks a little dirty with some oil on it. Nothing major and the garage floor is clean. When I bought the bike he said he bought it from the dealer last year, rode it for 2k in the summer and was planing to change the oil but never got to it. So I'm assuming that the bike was ridden for 2000 miles overfilled with oil.

The question is - how bad is this? Am I looking at some major problems or it could still be ok?
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Change the oil and see how she runs.should be ok
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Shouldn't be an issue as long as it wasn't way way over.like doc said just change it out and give it a shot.

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I don't know how much over it was. the window on the side was full and I stuck my finger in the filler hole and didn't get any oil. So I opened a drain plug and after 4-5 seconds of draining I saw the oil level in the window. The bike was cold so it drained slow and I assume about 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup over...
Is this way over?
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Nah should be fine dude.

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was the bike on the side stand? if so, it shows over full in the window.

check with it on the center stand
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Yes, on center stand.
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If it still runs fine as is, you caught it in time...when filling, I put mine on the sidestand then bring it to top of glass....when level, that equals out to just below the "H" mark....no need to fill it to "H"....that means "high"....anywhere between H and L is fine, but I prefer over halfway.



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Ok, thanks. Is there anything specific I need to look for when I start it?
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Did the bike run fine? I think you should be fine.just listen for anything weird.

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