Got it...0.8L between min and max. Thanks for making me look. Just curious...at what level do you, personally, deem it necessary to "top up" your oil, Rainman...?
Glad you found it !!!
I try and keep mine no lower than half way up the upper half, and ideally close to the bottom of the red circle at the top
in the window, which they mark as MAX
. (Top of the red circle at the bottom is what they mark as MIN).
I estimate my ideal fill ranges are about 1/4".
, I check every time I put the bike on the rear stand to clean and lube the chain (about every 500 miles or 3 weeks when dry, sooner if wet on the street). and I add approx. 6 oz, or 1/5 quart, or 0.18 liters back when it's at 1/4" down. At the track, I check the level every other session just to make sure nothing has gone sour. I do use more oil on a track day, and with about 18k miles on the engine, I think
I'm putting no more than a half a quart in between oil changes @ roughly 3k miles. I don't really keep track of that.
Everybody's bike goes through oil at different rates, so check and figure out what your usage is over time.
The reason I check on the rear stand is the bike has to be perfectly vertical to read the window correctly. Try this. Read the glass on the side stand and note where it is. Then try and hold the bike vertical and stoop down to read the glass again. Whoa, that's hard or uncomfortable for me to do. So put a piece of 2"x4" under the side stand and hold it down with the left bar as you go down to look again. The level will be significantly lower.
Always do a final check when the oil is hot, not cold or even warm. Be very careful when refilling or topping off. Since from say middle to top mark of the glass is less than half a quart, if you overshoot the top of the glass, you've overfilled, and you can't see by how much. I do it in short stages and let sit a bit before looking again.
That's my $0.02.