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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-01-2014, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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How do i check the oil? Cant. Find a inspection window anywhere...
Sorry for the newbie ? ...
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this cover is located just under the front bevel gear.
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How do i check the oil? Cant. Find a inspection window anywhere...
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The sight window is just below where the clutch cable engages the clutch shaft on the engine. Both are below where your oil fill plug is. Also by the kickstand.

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One of the reasons you may not be able to find the sight window is because it has discolored over years of dirty oil and lack of proper care from previous owners. I would also recommend that you invest in an owners or shop manual. Questions are still welcomed with or without the manual. lol

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One of the reasons you may not be able to find the sight window is because it has discolored over years of dirty oil and lack of proper care from previous owners. I would also recommend that you invest in an owners or shop manual. Questions are still welcomed with or without the manual. lol

Or, it may also be hard to see because the bike is on its kick stand? (the bike needs to be upright and level to check the oil level.

...Or there is possibly too much oil in there.

......I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere then in any city on earth.

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Then sometimes you have to have someone rock it side to side to find the level. Or in my case I get my girl friend to look at the glass while I lean the bike toward her and away. Without leaning the bike it can really not show anything. When it's low on oil, you will see an obvious channel behind in the middle of the glass.


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or maybe.......your bike is just that dirty and need a good bath! lol
it's possible that the widow in covered by dirt, grease/oil and grime and just needs to be washed/wiped down.

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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Put the bike on the center stand then get down and look with a slash light. Easy to tell if oil is in there or not that way.
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luckily for me, I have a set of shoes with mirrors on them....I also use them for sighting the oil level on the bike....he he
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