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Measuring oil level--K1300GT

What is the best way to measure the oil level in a K1300GT? I'm a new owner and not sure which is the best way measure the oil level.
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I Use the dipstick in the oil tank filler cap.

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The oil check feature in the cluster is easiest.
An alternate way the dealer told me is on the oil tube (the one that's removed to drain the oil sump tank), the corrugated section is the operating range. Top corrugation is full, lower one means you need a quart.

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What is the best way to measure the oil level in a K1300GT? I'm a new owner and not sure which is the best way measure the oil level.
The oil check instructions are in the owners manual. Engine Oil is the third topic in the Maintenance section, after General Instructions and Toolkit.

Summary:

* Ride the bike on a long ride to make sure the engine oil is fully warmed up.
* Place the motorcycle on its center stand.
* Run the engine in neutral for one minute, then turn off the engine.
* Remove the driver's seat. Clean the area around the oil filler cap.
* Unscrew the oil filler cap and wipe the dipstick with a clean cloth.
* Insert the dipstick up to the cap, but do not screw in the cap.
* Read the oil level on the dipstick. It should be between MIN and MAX.
* If is below MIN, top up your engine oil and check again.
* If it is above MAX, see your dealer (or remove some oil yourself).
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What is the best way to measure the oil level in a K1300GT? I'm a new owner and not sure which is the best way measure the oil level.
Francis, once you physically measure it at the dipstick, you really do not have to check it often. If the oil is a little low, you will get the <!> icon instead of the check mark. The check mark comes on while you are idling after the bike is warmed up and you are off the kickstand ( while stopped). Put the OBO into temp mode and the oil check mark pops up,

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Thanks Everyone

Thanks everyone for this assistance. I especially appreciate the tips for having the oil warm after a ride and up on the centerstand.
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Francis, once you physically measure it at the dipstick, you really do not have to check it often. If the oil is a little low, you will get the <!> icon instead of the check mark. The check mark comes on while you are idling after the bike is warmed up and you are off the kickstand ( while stopped). Put the OBO into temp mode and the oil check mark pops up,
Where the oil check mark (or - - - ) appears varies depending on which options you have installed. On my K1200GT, it follows the TPM mark. Basically, you must be stopped (say, at an intersection) with the engine running. At that point, you can cycle through the displays until the oil check display appears. You cannot select the oil check display while you are moving.

If you see "- - -" in the oil check display, that's okay. It means that your KGT has not had time to evaluate your oil level. If you see a check mark, that's good. If you see the oil level warning "< ! >", then stop and check your oil level manually.
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