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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-14-2016, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Measuring oil level

...is the dip-stick to be screwed in completely or just placed onto of the case?
The workshop manual isn't clear. For example, my RVF workshop manual states don't screw the cap in to measure.

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Don't screw it in.

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Thanks - although the line "unscrew the filler cap" does imply that it was screwed in.
But I'll measure it this way.
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Ehh, Silentservice, I interpret that as screwed in. You unscrew it (therefore it was screwed in)
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The oil cap is screwed in to begin with; therefore you must uncrew the cap initially.

Notice it doesn't tell you to screw the cap in to check oil level when adding, then checking level.

What you infer is based on your experience.

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Yeah, the manual is singularly confusing with this.

I have had it previously confirmed by Bennetts of Barnsley that you don't screw in, you check with a dip, after I had the same confusion from the manual skimming over it.

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You just have to make the assumption that the engineer who designed it had some degree of intelligence, because only a moron would design it to be screwed back in to check the level.

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The handbook for the TV is equally confusing on this.

I take it as unscrew, wipe clean and then dip and check.

Just unscrewing and checking would assume that the level be checked with the dip-stick screwed home with any subsequent checks needing the dip-stick be screwed home each time and then unscrewed again to check. Seems too counter intuitive to do it that way to me. Maybe I'm wrong though. Wish the handbook was more definitive.

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Well I just went n checked mine after reading this as it just had a service last week. So, unscrewed, wiped, dipped and it's bang on max (while holding the bike upright).

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You just have to make the assumption that the engineer who designed it had some degree of intelligence, because only a moron would design it to be screwed back in to check the level.
You've seen how many screws, of different size and length it takes to hold the fairing on, yes?

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