i've been trying to verify i have enough oil in my engine and not having any luck.
i know i put the stick in (but not screwed in) but if i go in with the metal part "flat" i seem to get a good deal of oil 'up' the stick from it brushing up the engine inside so i have tried orienting the metal part of the stick "vertical" so that it faces toward the bike as it goes in but i never seem to be able to get a solid reading.
one old school guy suggested drilling tiny holes in the stick in the area of where the reading should be and another suggested using a piece of paper and immediately placing the end of the stick against the paper to see where the oil was deposited. i tried the paper method but am not sure if i am getting a good reading and i'm a little leery of drilling the dipstick (though i love this idea).
long story short is i got distracted on my last oil change and had to guess and i am wondering if i need to drain and refill. at the same time it would be nice to be able to be sure i am getting a good reading on the road in the future.
also big apologies for the multiple nOOb posts but i had a couple of items i want to nail down as i get this bike together.