Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Port Orchard, WA
How do you check the oil?
I don't want to be asking a stupid basic question but I went to both search boxes and entered "how to check oil" and got one thousand google search results. Is there no mechanism to do a forum search? Again, new member.
In any event, I received my new owners manual that I bought on ebay and have been reading it carefully. Of course most of it is "how to ride a motorcycle" crap but when I went to the oil change section, it gives directions for draining the oil and replacing the filter with the bike on the side stand. Like so many other owner's manuals for bikes that have sight glasses, it says to check the oil level after filling but does not say to do it on the side stand or with the bike upright. Really? Big difference.
My new to me 08 has about 800 miles on the oil change which was done by the dealer. Withh the bike upright, it is at the top of the sight glass but when the bike is on he side stand the oil is nowhere to be seen. So how does one check the oil on the KLR?
Show a man a road, and he'll want to travel down it-James Michener
Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 02-04-2020 at 11:13 PM.