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    Returning Member from PA with a question

    Returning member from the 80's. I had a an 1984 R100 then and now have a 2009 GS1200 Adventure I bought with 36000 miles which looks almost new. Question is, how long after a ride should I expect to see my oil level through the sight glass with the bike on the center stand and on level ground? Some times I can see the level and other times it makes me feel like there is too much oil in the sump.
    Thanks

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    Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you back in the family.

    My bike is so different that I cannot answer your question, but I usually wait until the engine is cooled off enough for me to lay my hand on it. By then the oil level sight glass is ready to reed.

    Good luck.
    Royce
    On the coast of Kansas
    2012 F800ST

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    Welcome back! Seems this has been discussed in the forum before...I'm sure members who own this bike/engine will drop in with some advice. I would say doing it consistently each time is the heart of the issue.
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    I am aware of reasons why a sight glass might look like the oil is low. Unless on the sidestand with the sight glass on the left side, I now of no reason it should ever look over full, unless it is.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
    "The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
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