Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums - Reply to Topic
Engine / Exhaust / Cooling
\ From the radiator, through the case and out
the exhaust. If it has to do with the cooling,
engine or exhaust, discuss it here!

Thread: can't see oil window Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
07-30-2015 10:07 AM
OleDirtyDoc
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrseedsower View Post
are you saying I got gas in my oil again from flooding?
Did you change it after you fixed the flooding issue?
07-30-2015 02:29 AM
mrseedsower are you saying I got gas in my oil again from flooding?
07-30-2015 12:33 AM
OlHossCanada No one has mentioned that you do not check the oil level with the engine cold before it has been started like you do with a car.

I just checked the Clymer service manual to make sure I have all the details right here.

To check the oil level in the vn750 put the bike up on the center stand on level ground.

Start and run the engine at an idle for 1 to 2 minutes.

Shut off engine and let oil drain back for 1 to 2 minutes.

Oil level should be between Low and Full lines on the sight glass disc.

When the oil drains back for a longer period on my scoot, it will often rise above the top of the glass.

Hope this helps.
07-29-2015 07:03 PM
kc2dgq It sounds like you are not seeing the bubble...as in too much fluid (probably fuel added to the oil if you had a stuck carburetor float).

If you smell gas in your oil, then you need to drain the crank case and refill it.
If you still can't see through the oil level sight glass, I recommend adding seafoam to the oil and run it for a few hundred miles to clean out the system. Drain and repeat if you need to do so until the inside of the case (including the sight glass) is clean.
07-29-2015 04:10 PM
kc2dgq
Quote:
Originally Posted by thtanner View Post
You should be able to see through the oil. Have someone tilt the bike, it could be overfilled. If you don't see a line at all.. i'd maybe drain and refill until you can.

Oil is gauged on the center stand.
I have always done the oil change and added the recommended amount of oil as per the manual.
When the bike is on it's wheels (not on the center stand) and held upright, you should see the oil level in the sight glass (with the bike off obviously).
07-29-2015 01:03 PM
OleDirtyDoc Try tipping the bike to the right some.you did have a flooding issue, didn't ya?that's why I think you're overfull
07-29-2015 12:46 PM
mrseedsower I guess I got too much oil in the bike as when on the center stand, it is nothing but oil. So I guess I will drain a little out and go from there.
07-26-2015 06:53 PM
Vulcan2000
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrseedsower View Post
no it isn't too full but it looks to have a small leak and I don't want to have too little. Also the little window is cloudy but my oil is new. Only have about 300 miles on the oil. Just can't see through little window to see the level of my oil. Also does it need to be on the center stand or on the side stand.
The side stand will tilt you motor so you will get a very false reading, If your window is all dark and there is fresh oil in there than you had dirty oil in there at some point either with you or a previous owner.
07-26-2015 06:28 PM
thtanner You should be able to see through the oil. Have someone tilt the bike, it could be overfilled. If you don't see a line at all.. i'd maybe drain and refill until you can.

Oil is gauged on the center stand.
07-26-2015 11:38 AM
Mike DeAngelo
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrseedsower View Post
no it isn't too full but it looks to have a small leak and I don't want to have too little. Also the little window is cloudy but my oil is new. Only have about 300 miles on the oil. Just can't see through little window to see the level of my oil. Also does it need to be on the center stand or on the side stand.
When I look through the window I can see through it and through the oil. I don't know if others have the same experience.

There is no reasonable way to check your oil without looking through that little glass window. Honestly, I'm sure I do it wrong when checking my oil. I hold the bike straight with one hand on the hand grip and get on my knees and look into the window. You should put the bike up on the center stand because the bike isn't going to sit straight otherwise.

The real question is, How do I clean that window. If it were me, I'd ask if there was some kind of oil engine cleaner that I could run that may clean off the inside of that window. The other choice would be to start taking things apart. I can't help you with either. Good luck.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome