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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Maybe so, but as you described it one cannot tell if the engine was at similar temperatures for both readings. Temperature makes a significant difference in sight glass readings. Sounds like the initial reading was done cold, no way of knowing about the second reading taken after 6000 miles.
    Both readings were done and always are done cold , I usually check the oil level before going for a ride , thus cold and on the center stand .

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    So in 6K miles, there was never an issue of even considering adding oil. And of course an oil change is called for @ 6K miles. I'll stand by my original statement.

    Harry
    There was never a need to consider adding oil because the level was never anywhere near the minimum allowed oil level .

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    So in 6K miles, there was never an issue of even considering adding oil. And of course an oil change is called for @ 6K miles. I'll stand by my original statement.

    Harry
    I have to agree. My hexhead would use that much oil in the first 1000-2000 miles


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