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Re: R1100 oil change
- From: "Steve Makohin" <wateredg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 10:15:16 -0500
- Subject: Re: R1100 oil change
From: "scott Baxter" <rg500g@xxxxxxxxx>
What on earth is the proper amount of oil to put in an
R1100 engine when the oil filter is replaced? Shame
on me for not measuring the oil I put in the filter,
but What I had to drain back out of the bike well
exceeds the filter's volume. Something's not right here.
Oilhead engines are very "analog". The oil site glass is for guidance,
rather than for precise measure. As long as your oil level is between the
top and bottom of the ring, then you're fine.
I save a lot of frustration by aiming to fill my R1100S to about 3/4 full,
as per a site glass reading, and I add oil when I'm about 1/4 full, as per
the site glass. Both of these allow for error, oil pooling in nooks and
FYI, this is one of those points of contention amongst Oilhead riders: How
to fill, but not overfill, your Oilhead with oil. I kid you not.
Oakville, Ontario, Canada