Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East of the Peak, Colorado
If I am correct, the manual calls for 2.9 quarts of oil. I overfill by 0.1 quarts, because I put in 3 full quarts on every change.
I wouldn't experiment with the "fill glass level" on the initial change, thinking that it was accurate. I simply look at the glass, prior to every start-up to make sure she simply has some lube in the case.
I change every 3k miles and so far, have not noticed any lose of oil in that amount of mileage, even with a lot of 75mph riding on the interstate.
2007 DL650 - Gone but not forgotten