That is easily done if the previous owner had little experience with dry sump bikes/engines. When I bought mine it was a quart over as the person filling checked it cold and not warm but all was well. The pump will regulate what goes down into the engine and what comes back. If you have had a multi cyclinder bike previous to this thumper it will have a tendency to sound like a bag of nails at first anyhow. Have you noticed any performance issues such as power or oil consumption since draining the excess?
I did this once
I unfortunately did this to my F650GS when I was a rookie owner. Dumbest thing I ever did. What happened to me was an overheat on the highway, which resulted in a melted neutral switch inside the crankcase. Since my mechanical skills were next to nothing back then, it cost me about $1,700. To be glass half full about it, I got a nice service of the inside of my engine! My bike has run great ever since, except for a stalling issue that was due to a bad O2 sensor in the exhaust.
Originally Posted by 04gt4me
I'm guessing you made a typo and your 2006 is a GS rather than a GT since the GT was not being produced back then. That being the case, I suggest you check inside the airbox for oil. It is common for some oil to collect in the airbox, especially if the oil is over full. In your case, since the oil was significantly over full you may have more oil than is common. Pull the airfilter and stick a paper towel down in the bottom of the airbox; large curved forceps work well for this (Habor Freight) but it can be done with a screw driver and pliers. Just make sure that every thing you put in the airbox comes out of the airbox. I have never heard of oil in the airbox causing any damage to the bike, maybe just a mess.
Lots of info about your bike at f650.com known as the Chain Gang.
And the F650 thumper does sound...weird. Seems you don't hear the expected sound of a large single cylinder firing, but instead more of a squeaky whine.
Last edited by akbeemer; 02-23-2014 at 08:15 PM.
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