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My BMW's never seemed to show less when the oil was cold.
Older BMWs needed to be allowed to rest on the side stand for a few minutes, then put on center stand. This allowed the oil cooler to drain into the sump. They are not dry sump engines. Once on the center stand, a glance at the oil window would give an accurate gauge of oil level.
Many owners would add a bit as it seemed low, but then it would be over full. This was due to not allowing the oil cooler to drain back into the sump. Once you owned the bike a while, you could go directly to the center stand and although it might be a bit below halfway on the window, you knew it was going to be spot on allowing for the oil cooler volume.
Being in the clutch basket business for V STroms, I often get asked about what brand oil to use. My response is "enough"! In my opinion, if you can see the oil in the sight glass when the bike is level, it is probably safe to ride. Over filling isn't good, as it can put more pressure on seals and force oil mist into the airbox. Not rocket science. Get it close to right and it is good to go. Just check it often.....
'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT
WERKS modified clutch baskets
for DL and SV 1000's.
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Have questions about the clutch in your DL or SV 1000?
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