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Hey please tell me how I can measure my oil when the window is too dark to see the oil?
 

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Is it too full?
 

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A small flashlight. If you can't see through your oil it may be time to change it.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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).
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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