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JonnyCinco

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Well, the 1k service is complete and have finally found the upper rev range....sweet-nasty I must say. yet, I degress.

The point of this post is for me to say "What The Farfrompoopin".

Though I have not been in the area for long, I have been here long enough to know that the local KTM dealer is long gone, the local Yami dealer went out of business about 2 years ago...and from what I understand, there was a BMW dealership at one time. Now, we are left with a rip off honda dealer who is trying to piggyback selling Yamahas since the original dealer closed its doors. Service is service, and I am willing to pay (within reason)to keep a good guy on his feet. Well, I go an hour and a half out of my way to support an acclaimed good dealer that is a family owned place. Sure, I buy shite on the web, but that's only because no one stocks anything anymore. The world is flat, right? Nevertheless, I jump in the shallow end on the YES (first actual brand new bike), and figured I can support the dealer and have them perform the 600 and 1000 mile service. Well, I can now see why we buy over the intarweebs and deal with the hand we are dealt. I bring the bike home tonight and finally install the Altrider bash plate (nice piece, but they need to get someone who can read to actually write their instructions). Whilst down there, I take a glance at my site glass........and there is no line to be seen. None, zip, zilch, zero, cero...NADA. The thing is filled to the tippy top. Amongst other previous mishaps (I only have 1k on the bike, so previous mishaps entail multiple time, yet, I have only had the time to have one.....go figure Sherlock) I am now fully comprehending why mom and pops stores are no longer....because they are not attentive to detail. Much like the big box stores. So...if customer service is the same, why not buy cheaper.

::009::

I don't know where the good ole days of shops have gone, but if anyone finds it, please return it to lost and found.
 

MidlifeMotor

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I deal with this issue constantly. I never mind paying someone for their work, but I expect them to know what they are doing. Time and time again I find myself researching how to do something because no one in the field seems to be proficient at it. I am pretty handy, but there are times I would like to turn to the experts to get something done right. More often than not, I end up telling the experts things they should already know. Very frustrating.
 

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I wouldn't be too hard on the dealer - it's easy to "overfill" oil on this bike. There's been a few threads on it. Last time I changed mine I put the required amount in, ran the bike and let sit for 10 mins, and the level was very low in the glass. I added a few ounces. Next time I checked it was "overfull" and like you, I couldn't see a line in the sightglass. But because I know how much oil I put in, I know that if it's overfull it's only by a few ounces, not enough to matter. May or may not be the case for you - no way of knowing for sure how much the dealer put in. Another reason to DIY...
 

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My experience is that if you add the prescribed amount of oil it will appear overfull. As Trevor said, several threads on the subject, but ultimately as I understand it, no worries here. I don't view this as an error. I add the prescribed amount. As well, it does depend on how you check it, when you check it, etc. The directions say, IIRC, to warm the engine to 140 F, shut it off, wait for the oil to settle, be sure you are on an absolutely level surface, hold the bike exactly level, then read the sight glass... Uh, yeah, right.
 

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I did the same thing... I knew I had put the correct amount in so the next day I looked and could not see the line one the window = too muck oil. So I started it warmed it up then let it sit. The level was perfect right in the middle of the window. I kept cling it for a few hours while I was doing other things... Still perfect?!?!? So now tomorrow I'll see if after it sits it's overfill again. Strange. I'm leaving Monday on a trip and have all confidence in that I have the correct amount of oil... No problem.
YMMV
 

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I managed to do the opposite, filled it up by sight, fired it up, let it sit and settle, topped up again and called it a day. When Iwent out the next morning I got a mile up the road for the light to come on under hard acceleration.

If your really worried drain and re-fill, as stated it is probably only a fraction over.
 

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I just went out and checked mine cold (well, "cold" when it's 90 degrees outside). I was very surprised the level was above the sight glass. When I changed it I followed the directions to a "T" ( as in Tenere :D) and it repeatedly settled into the middle of the glass when the engine was warm. I measured the amount to put in as well. I guess we are going to have to follow this advice: ::021::
 

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I can certainly agree on ::021:: I've lost too much time worrying about it and as time progressed, just quit.

I'll let you know if the engine ever seizes and sends me head over handlebars. that's the only way we'll know if the ::021:: relates here... ::26:: ::26::
 
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