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post #1 of 19 Old 07-22-2013, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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oil amount from lower level to upper mark

I did the search thing and did not come up with the answer. How many ounces of oil from lower mark to upper mark?
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post #2 of 19 Old 07-22-2013, 11:27 PM
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Hi Timan!
By the lack of responses it looks like you are going to have to experiment and get back to us!
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Oh man. It's on here somewhere. I don't remember. It's not a lot.




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I think it's approximately 2 glugs at the standard atmospheric mean sea level pressure of 29.92 in.Hg as dispensed from a standard quart oil bottle with a 3/4" opening.

Unfortunately, I can't find a glug/ounce conversion chart anywhere.



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post #5 of 19 Old 07-23-2013, 08:31 AM
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I've just returned from my secret laboratory, where I checked the volume:

In liquid mesasure, the amount is precisely--ONE FINGER.

Like Planalp, I've misplaced my conversion tables; don't know what one vertical finger-width-of-sump-volume corresponds to in any other units of measure (a vertical finger-width of shot-glass volume is better known).

Regardless, I think expressing the quantity in mililiters, or cubic centimeters, will be more useful for purposes of precision than in ounces, avoirdupois.

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post #6 of 19 Old 07-23-2013, 08:38 AM
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I don't know either but really doesn't matter to me, they are both low in my book. Your oil level should be at the very top or slightly over the sight glass. If you can see a bubble, add a "glug" until bubble disappears. Remember, the bike has to be perfectly vertical to get a good reading. I hold the bike and basically balance it to assure it is "plumb".
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I don't know either but really doesn't matter to me, they are both low in my book. Your oil level should be at the very top or slightly over the sight glass. If you can see a bubble, add a "glug" until bubble disappears. Remember, the bike has to be perfectly vertical to get a good reading. I hold the bike and basically balance it to assure it is "plumb".
Yeah, I've never measured it. Someone did (maybe on .net) - I have of course forgotten because it involved numbers. But take it from someone who burns a LOT of oil. It's not much. I carry extra oil and if I'm near the bottom of the glass I can get to the top without exhausting half my supply. Yes, I roll with two extra containers of oil. Thanks Kawi.




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Or think about it this way. When you change the oil, you have to put a LOT in before it even shows in the vertical site glass.




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IONO, I carry a 250ml fuel bottle with oil in it. This weekend I probably had 200ml in the bottle and it brought it up to the line from about halfway. I'm guessing the lines represent half a liter.

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IONO, I carry a 250ml fuel bottle with oil in it. This weekend I probably had 200ml in the bottle and it brought it up to the line from about halfway. I'm guessing the lines represent half a liter.

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That sounds right to me. If I'd bought the discounted 07 instead of an 08, I'd never have learned how much oil I have to take on a trip. (doh)




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