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Old 05-29-2008, 04:35 PM   #1
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decied to change the oil on the kat to day. used mobile 1 10 40 motercycle oil and a k & n filter. so I put in four quarts and the gauge on the bike doesn't read full. I don't think it needs more then four? and yes i checked it with the bike sitting up

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You need to warm up the bike, then check the oil level too. It should take 3.7 qts with oil and filter replacement
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Depending on how long you left the drain open, it might well take more than 4 quarts (mine typically takes 4.2 - 4.3). Start it, let it idle for a couple minutes, shut down and recheck the level 60 seconds later -- if it's low, add more.

NOTE THAT YOU NEED THE BIKE ON THE CENTERSTAND OR STANDING UP STRAIGHT -- on the sidestand, the bike isn't in the right position and will read artificially low. Ditto if checking while the engine is running.

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