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post #1 of 6 Old 03-19-2011, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Oil fluid level question for DL1000- To the full level with kickstand or held upright

I know this has been asked 1000 times, and I did search, and I did find a lot of threads, and I think its 2.9 liters for a fluid change plain and simple.

The suzi dealer told me its 3.7- I said I thought it was 2.9 per the manual, and he insisted it was 3.7. I bought 4 quarts, and poured 3 in. If I have my girlfriend hold up the bike "straight", it comes somewhere between the empty and overfilled mark (can anyone actually hold a bike straight?) but on the kickstand it doesnt register. Suzi dealer told me it should hit "full" on the kickstand. About an extra .7 would probably do it. My manual is wrong on my camaro too...

Any takers? Is it 2.9 liters or to "full" on the kickstand.

When I got my oil changed at the dealer last year, it was to "full" on the kickstand, and I've been driving like that for a year....

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The bike needs to be upright, not on the stand.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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So the dealer overfilled it last year... it shouldn't read "full" sitting on the stand?

Good to know! thats why I do my own work on cars, and thats why I decided I should do my own work on my bikes too... dealers seem to mess everything up...

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Sorry depends on the Dealer...do your homework..

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And that 2.9 is liters. 3.1qts with a filter is spec for a DL1000.

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And that 2.9 is liters. 3.1qts with a filter is spec for a DL1000.
Thanks a bunch! Thats what I was leaning towards but just wanted to make sure I was right!

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