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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2013, 2:57 pm Thread Starter
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K1300GT oil level check

Just bought a 2010 K1300GT and would like to know if I follow the procedure in the manual to the letter when checking the engine oil level or if there is some trick for doing so.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2013, 3:16 pm
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Procedure?

really?

Stand on right side of bike. Bend at waist. Look at oil tube. see oil level.

That's about it.
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plus i believe under the seat is a dip stick ,is on mine anyway's..07 gt

i've spent most my money on bike's boat's and broad's the rest i've wasted..
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OK, I'll give more details. I warmed the bike up for several minutes until the temp gauge was about half way. The manual says to unscrew the filler cap and use the dip stick after a long ride. I had this bike shipped to me by a dealer back east. Upon checking, the level was below the minimum mark. I don't want to go on along ride if the oil is too low but don't want to over fill either, so as you can see it's sort of a catch 22. I had a R1150RT once that the conditions had to be just right before an accurate reading could be made.

Am I doing this all wrong?
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Oil check.

If in doubt here is a sure method. Start the bike while on the center stand, let idle until radiator fan comes on while watching the temp gauge. Once fan completes its cycle turn motor off and check oil level with dipstick. Oil and fan circuit now checked. Use box fan in front of bike on low speed if worried about temp.
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Procedure?

really?

Stand on right side of bike. Bend at waist. Look at oil tube. see oil level.

That's about it.

Think your referring to an S, cant see the Tube on a GT, well you cant on mine.

The correct method means taking the bike for a good run, min 10 mile or so, then put bike on centre stand and let bike idle for 20/30 secs, turn off remove dip-stick wipe, then just rest dip-stick on threads(Not Screwed in). Take level.

Or use the on-board computer using the info switch on the handle bar to cycle through until you get to oil, as long as bike is at correct temp, upright with side stand up you should get a tick after a few seconds if oil level OK.

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Checking engine oil.

You have to check oil on a K bike? I have owned nothing but K bikes since 1985, I learned something new today, maybe someday I will attempt to check the oil just for the hell of it!
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You have to check oil on a K bike? I have owned nothing but K bikes since 1985, I learned something new today, maybe someday I will attempt to check the oil just for the hell of it!

Some of the new Slant K bikes have an appetite for oil, mine was using a couple of litres between services up until about 18K miles then it slowed down.

Of course checking Oil level is optional, a seizure and the resultant $$$$$ bill would also let you know.

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only thing my k burn's is pavement ,never use's a drop..

i've spent most my money on bike's boat's and broad's the rest i've wasted..
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