DO NOT TRUST YOUR DIP STICK. Change the oil and filter with five quarts and then run the motor for a few moments. Check YOUR stick on the side stand and mark the full line.tanner-dog said:I'm running my oil level between the two marks, should I have more oil in my motor to protect it on long curves like freeway ramps?....these v-8 bikes are new to me so I'm asking alot of questions,,,,thanks guys
zenbiker said:I'm not sure why we even check the oil between changes. I know of no one who has found they need to add oil if there are no leaks and no white smoke. I hardly bother anymore because the level has never moved in 5+ years! I fill it to the top but really anywhere between the marks is enough to fill the sump. 5 quarts with a filter change is what you need and no more.....Joe
PS: Has anyone found oil usage to be a problem without leaks or ring problems?