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12-29-2014, 08:03 PM,
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NEWBIE oil change Question vstar 1300
I just bought an 07 vstar 1300, I am in the process of changing the oil/filter for the first time on this bike. I got the bike level, filled it to the appropriate level in the window in between the two dash marks. and I fired the bike up, let it run for a few minutes, then leveled the bike again and checked the window and there was no oil showing in the window. so I put more oil in it to the appropriate level again with the bike level, started the bike again, and same thing happened, no oil in the window....do I just keep doing this until oil appears in the window while running? there is no oil leaks at all that I can see. (I hope I made this posting understandable) thanks guys.
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12-29-2014, 08:09 PM,
#2
RE: NEWBIE oil change Question vstar 1300
well did you pour in the amount that specs say the amount should be? have to take into account all the lines, the oil filter and oil filter saturation etc. as just pouring it in before startup to the lines can be a big difference.
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
Life's tough .. it's even tougher if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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12-29-2014, 08:47 PM,
#3
RE: NEWBIE oil change Question vstar 1300
I poured slightly less than the owners manual said. but I just got back from oreillys with another quart of oil and was gonna try this again until it shows the correct amount in the window I guess? The Oil Light didn't come on or anything either
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12-30-2014, 10:23 AM,
#4
RE: NEWBIE oil change Question vstar 1300
Any time you check engine oil you should let it sit for five minutes after shutting off the engine before you check the oil. Oil gets pumped up into the heads and so on and it takes a couple of minutes to drain back to the case, especially if the engine and oil are not up to operating temperature. So, when changing oil, you should put in the manufacturer's recommended amount, start the engine and let it run for a couple of minutes so the oil is warmed up enough to flow freely, then let it sit for five minutes or so, then check the oil level.
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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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12-30-2014, 10:44 AM,
#5
RE: NEWBIE oil change Question vstar 1300
what @OldePhart said.
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
Life's tough .. it's even tougher if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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12-30-2014, 04:46 PM,
#6
NEWBIE oil change Question vstar 1300
Thanks @OldePhart I never thought to wait. but once I have to remove my seat to check oil it takes that long to remove seat and get snot out to help keep bike level


KimSnot aka Pasti-dip Freak

Ride: "Gracie" 2007 Road Star 1700. 2014/2015 President STAR Chapter 224, El Cajon, CA
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12-30-2014, 07:35 PM,
#7
RE: NEWBIE oil change Question vstar 1300
that makes a lot of sense oldephart. thank you!
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12-30-2014, 07:44 PM,
#8
RE: NEWBIE oil change Question vstar 1300
hah, just thinking you just makin Snot useful, hah, 2 options though there is a permanent mounted viewing mirror that can see if keep clean then a telescoping parts mirror that can look at it too while on the bike.
(12-30-2014, 04:46 PM)Kimsnot Wrote: Thanks @OldePhart I never thought to wait. but once I have to remove my seat to check oil it takes that long to remove seat and get snot out to help keep bike level


KimSnot aka Pasti-dip Freak

Ride: "Gracie" 2007 Road Star 1700. 2014/2015 President STAR Chapter 224, El Cajon, CA
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
Life's tough .. it's even tougher if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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01-14-2015, 10:00 AM,
#9
NEWBIE oil change Question vstar 1300
@Keith Gracie has her oil fill spout and dipstick under the seat. I don't have a window to look at for the engine oil. [DISAPPOINTED FACE]at least I have never seen one on her.


KimSnot aka Pasti-dip Freak

Ride: "Gracie" 2007 Road Star 1700. 2014/2015 President STAR Chapter 224, El Cajon, CA
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01-14-2015, 11:07 AM,
#10
RE: NEWBIE oil change Question vstar 1300
wow @Kimsnot so another engineering marvel, under the seat, come on!
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
Life's tough .. it's even tougher if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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01-14-2015, 07:38 PM,
#11
RE: NEWBIE oil change Question vstar 1300
I'm hoping that the seat at least lifts without tools? If so, I think I'd rather have oil fill and dipstick under the seat than have that stupid sight glass UNDER the freaking clutch bell...

On the other hand, if the seat requires tools to lift as on the 650 then...yeah...that's a pretty crazy place to put the oil filler and dipstick...almost like the engineer was hiding it in hopes that people wouldn't check it often so they could sell more engine parts... LOL

John
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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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01-14-2015, 08:05 PM,
#12
RE: NEWBIE oil change Question vstar 1300
@OldePhart I agree, I would gladly remove the seat if it meant I had a dipstick.
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01-16-2015, 12:14 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-16-2015, 12:15 PM by Kimsnot.)
#13
NEWBIE oil change Question vstar 1300
@oldephart. no tools needed if lucky. @keith you hit it on the head. [SMIRKING FACE] Some obvious desk jockey decided to combine the seat latch with the ignition. so you have to turn key to unlock forks then turn key back towards lock to unlock the seat. Simple right NOT! when your key gets worn down or even slightly bent it won't trip the seat lock and your screwed. only way to get the seat off is by becoming a Chinese acrobat with a wire coat hanger. [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES] that is if your lucky enough to have a wire coat hanger. I have a few Roadie friends who ended up making their own latch


KimSnot aka Pasti-dip Freak

Ride: "Gracie" 2007 Road Star 1700. 2014/2015 President STAR Chapter 224, El Cajon, CA
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01-16-2015, 03:11 PM,
#14
RE: NEWBIE oil change Question vstar 1300
Wow...is there additional storage under the seat? That's the only reason I can see to use a key lock to secure the seat. Even then it should be designed to last many years.

John
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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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01-17-2015, 01:24 AM,
#15
NEWBIE oil change Question vstar 1300
@oldephart [FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY] you so funny. lol it's locked to make sure no one steals the highly desired plush stock RoadStar seat. lol I believe the thought was well intentioned that by using ignition switch no need for tools to remove the seat. only storage space holds small factory tool kit and my proof of insurance and registration


KimSnot aka Pasti-dip Freak

Ride: "Gracie" 2007 Road Star 1700. 2014/2015 President STAR Chapter 224, El Cajon, CA
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