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Overfilled oil from dealer
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tinboatcapt Offline
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Minnesota, USA
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Post: #11
RE: Overfilled oil from dealer
When we uncrated new bikes at the shop, (THEY WERE NOT HONDAS) they were wet with fuel and oil, but not filled to correct oil level from the factory. Adding oil was part of the setup checklist.

Perhaps there is some shipping regulation that prohibits shipping vehicles with oil. There is certainly one prohibiting shipping with gasoline. Or perhaps, a specific test oil is used at the factory for the initial startup.

Perhaps the scenario is: a tech in a hurry added the correct amount of oil, but a liter remained in the bike from the test run up.

I grant that the tech/dealer should have filled the oil to the proper level with fresh oil. It is a dealer error whether they added the wrong amount or failed to check the level when servicing the bike.

2014 CB1100 Std
2000 ST1100
1981 CB650C
10-12-2017 01:55 PM
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nhawk7504 Offline
Running Like a Top

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Post: #12
RE: Overfilled oil from dealer
Stone cold, top LINE of the sight glass, not top OF the sight glass. Warm it is always less.
10-13-2017 10:17 AM
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