Author Topic: How do you check your oil level?  (Read 459 times)

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  • Offline Paulel   gb

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    How do you check your oil level?
    on: October 18, 2021, 07:38:10 pm
    October 18, 2021, 07:38:10 pm
    I know, itís a stupid question but it seems I have been doing it wrong for many, many years (ok Iím 72). Iíve always put the bike on its centre stand, if itís had one, or a paddock stand if not to check the oil. Iíve now been told by a Ducati dealer thatís wrong, the bike should be on both wheels. Well, of course, that makes checking oil levels on your own difficult, but it also makes me wonder why anyone would want a centre stand if not for that!

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    Re: How do you check your oil level?
    Reply #1 on: October 18, 2021, 10:19:15 pm
    October 18, 2021, 10:19:15 pm
    Center stand is fine as long as bike is level.

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    Re: How do you check your oil level?
    Reply #2 on: October 19, 2021, 10:26:34 am
    October 19, 2021, 10:26:34 am
    Thanks, thatís what I thought, but the level does drop considerably with both wheels on the ground. Whereas on the stand the oil completely fills the sight glass, itís only just above halfway with both wheels on the ground. Oh well, never too old to learn!

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    Re: How do you check your oil level?
    Reply #3 on: October 19, 2021, 06:31:11 pm
    October 19, 2021, 06:31:11 pm
    I put the bike on the center stand and but a piece of plywood under the front wheel of the proper thickness to make both wheels equal distance above the ground.
    We're lost but we're making great time!

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    Re: How do you check your oil level?
    Reply #4 on: October 19, 2021, 07:37:15 pm
    October 19, 2021, 07:37:15 pm
    Hold mine level and take a picture with my phone.  :002:

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    Re: How do you check your oil level?
    Reply #5 on: October 19, 2021, 07:39:31 pm
    October 19, 2021, 07:39:31 pm
    *Originally Posted by lather [+]
    I put the bike on the center stand and but a piece of plywood under the front wheel of the proper thickness to make both wheels equal distance above the ground.
    Now thatís a good idea!

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    Re: How do you check your oil level?
    Reply #6 on: October 19, 2021, 07:42:55 pm
    October 19, 2021, 07:42:55 pm
    *Originally Posted by Lambert [+]
    Hold mine level and take a picture with my phone.  :002:

    I just use my wife now that I know!

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    Re: How do you check your oil level?
    Reply #7 on: October 20, 2021, 03:17:21 pm
    October 20, 2021, 03:17:21 pm
    *Originally Posted by Paulel [+]
    I just use my wife now that I know!
    Now that's a bad idea!

    If you knew my wife you'd understand :034:
    We're lost but we're making great time!

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    Re: How do you check your oil level?
    Reply #8 on: October 20, 2021, 03:43:13 pm
    October 20, 2021, 03:43:13 pm
    *Originally Posted by lather [+]
    Now that's a bad idea!

    If you knew my wife you'd understand :034:

     :005:

     


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