Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Northern Virginia/Metro DC
Just repeating what my manual says - - don’t check oil level with cold engine. It says to warm it up for at least 5-10 minutes then shut down and wait 5 minutes before checking. Hold bike in vertical position and check level with dipstick setting on top of threaded opening (not screwed into threads.)
I find this a bit annoying, since I’d like to check the oil level BEFORE starting the engine. But I’m getting in the habit of doing it at the end of every ride, after shutting down and letting the bike sit a bit before rolling it into the garage.