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Offline tomcat

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Re: Oil level check; 2020 f750 GS
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2020, 08:06:18 PM »
I've never understood the BMW logic.
Handbook advises you to check oil level before every ride. It also instructs the engine should first be run up to full operating temperature, switched off for sufficient time for all the oil to drain fully downwards before checking.
It does seem counterintuitive.
What if there is no oil visible on the dipstick when cold? Do you run the engine to verify the oil level once warmed and risk there being insufficient oil in the system to protect the engine?
I've had dry sump bikes in the past that have had cold indicative levels on the dipstick and a measuring level on the same stick for when the bike was hot.
If it aint broke, keep fixing it until it is!

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Re: Oil level check; 2020 f750 GS
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2020, 09:18:59 PM »
And why no oil level sight glass?

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Re: Oil level check; 2020 f750 GS
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2020, 12:40:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by Wyn [+]
And why no oil level sight glass?
Just another place for oil to leak from...
I don't know where we are... but I have been lost here before...

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Re: Oil level check; 2020 f750 GS
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2020, 11:18:37 AM »
I couldn't have expressed it better myself, Tomcat. Exactly my thought as well.
Sno, yup. I never cared for it, myself.