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After changing the oil and running the motor briefly to fill the new filter the level was set between the marks on the indicator. Next day checked again normal level showed, after an hour's run and cool down the level was near the top of the window. Still shows near the top after several runs and very cool outside temps.

Where'd the extra oil come from?

Is there any harm in letting it keep the extra oil? I think not but I could be wrong, can't feel any difference in performance (s/a crank splashing through extra oil, etc.).

Should I sink a well in the case for semi-synth?
 

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Within the marks is fine. Near the top or near the bottom ND. The crank is far above the oil and dosn't spin in it. Even if over filled.

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Mine is a bit strange as well. When I first get off the bike and put it up on the center stand the window is totally full of oil. After about an hour its still shows totally full. By morning though it reads about 3/4's of the way up the window and stays that way. It must be a Kawasaki thing since my Concours is the same way. I just go by whatever reading it is the next morning and be happy with it.

The Windows on my Suzuki's read low just after a ride and then 10 minutes later will read about halfway up and within an hour they read 3/4's of the way up the window. This seems how it should be!!
 

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Do I really have to explain this one?

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illusion said:
I would like to hear :D
OK,
What your seeing is just the normal oil viscosity(it's not really viscosity, more like surface tension)) causing it to stick to the window. then after a while it slowely drains off to seek the level of the main supply.
Empty a Quart of oil and then let it sit for over night, see that Ounce of oil that wasn't there yesterday?

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Should the oil level be checked while on the center stand? If so my bike has been running on about 2 1/2 - 3 quarts too much do you think that would mess up my bike bad?
 

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Should the oil level be checked while on the center stand? If so my bike has been running on about 2 1/2 - 3 quarts too much do you think that would mess up my bike bad?
Yes, the oil level should be checked with the bike on the center stand.
I would get the oil level in the sight glass as soon as possible.
If the oil looks bad, I would change it.

I do not know if the engine has been damaged. There are too many unknown parameters to answer that question.

Good Luck
 

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NewNinjaEric said:
Should the oil level be checked while on the center stand? If so my bike has been running on about 2 1/2 - 3 quarts too much do you think that would mess up my bike bad?
eric-
excess oil will blow out the crankcase breather into the airbox, heckuva mess. in the extreme could very well get into combustion chambers, cause plug fouling. get yer oil pan out, drain it back down to correct level.

yes on center stand, note LEVEL ground. checking on ground with wierd pitch(side to side OR foward/back) could result in wack readings. also, give at least 5 minutes for oil drain down (back to oil pan) after running for accurate check. ;)
 
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ducatiman said:
NewNinjaEric said:
Should the oil level be checked while on the center stand? If so my bike has been running on about 2 1/2 - 3 quarts too much do you think that would mess up my bike bad?
eric-
excess oil will blow out the crankcase breather into the airbox, heckuva mess. in the extreme could very well get into combustion chambers, cause plug fouling. get yer oil pan out, drain it back down to correct level.

yes on center stand, note LEVEL ground. checking on ground with wierd pitch(side to side OR foward/back) could result in wack readings. also, give at least 5 minutes for oil drain down (back to oil pan) after running for accurate check. ;)
opps...sorry wut he said.
 
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I think mine was a little over filled last time. Went like that from 6200 to 8200 miles like that. I just changed the oil today and it should be dead on hopefully.
 

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2.5-3 quarts TOO much??

Who dumps 7 liters of oil in a motorcycle engine, honestly?
 
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I know this person that actually filled their motor up to the bottom thread of their filler cap. Like a Briggs motor.

Retard, yes.
Didn't know what they were doing, yes.
Didn't bother to read, yes.
Didn't bother to ask, yes.

That is who over fills a motor to devastating levels, not the person who did a couple pints.
 

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Yeah See that's why I ask so many questions. I couldn't care less if you guys on the internet think I'm dumb as a brick. Out here in the real world as long as my questions can keep my bike from going KA-BOOM (or click click click nothing) or
:p oops my wheel fell off .....I'm happy !
 

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JimmyD said:
2.5-3 quarts TOO much??

Who dumps 7 liters of oil in a motorcycle engine, honestly?
I had a '93 Suzuki GSX 1100G, which has a 5 quart (4.8 liter) engine oil capacity. That's a lot of oil for a motorcycle. Still two liters shy of 7 though. ;D
 

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NewNinjaEric said:
Yeah See that's why I ask so many questions. I couldn't care less if you guys on the internet think I'm dumb as a brick. Out here in the real world as long as my questions can keep my bike from going KA-BOOM (or click click click nothing) or
:p oops my wheel fell off .....I'm happy !
Well its better to ask than to just go and do it, then have your bike go boom. I hear when bikes go boom owners use very naughty words.
 

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Yeah See that's why I ask so many questions. I couldn't care less if you guys on the internet think I'm dumb as a brick. Out here in the real world as long as my questions can keep my bike from going KA-BOOM (or click click click nothing) or
:p oops my wheel fell off .....I'm happy !
I wasn't insinuating that you were dumb as a brick, I didn't even assume you were the one who put the oil in. Generally people come on here asking these questions because they've just bought the bike and it was overfull when they got it.

But either way, now you know! Hopefully running it overfull didn't hurt it too much.
 

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Sorry JimmyD I didn't mean to sound like I thought you personally were insulting me with your comments I was just saying to people that are shy about asking questions Don't worry about what people might think of your questions because there could be worse consequences to your actions than looking dumb. Like click click nothing or worse click click click KABOOM !!!![/color]
 
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