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Old 06-05-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default checking the oil level on my Katana

Can anyone tell me how to properly check the oil level?
the book says put the bike on the center stand for a few min the to hold the bike horizontal? does that make sence?
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:34 AM   #2
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Yes, it does. The oil level "window" is set up so that even a slight lean side to side, or front to back, can give a bad reading. It will take a few minutes after running for the oil to drain down, so I check every morning before cranking it.

Be happy, the ONLY way to check the oil accurately on my bike is to bring it upright standing next to it while crouching down to see the window...what a PITA. If the manual says it's right with the bike on the centerstand, then that's how you should check it.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:39 AM   #3
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Be glad you have a centerstand. Try checking oil level on a 800+# bike not having one. (I don't check it daily)
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There's always the brick check...or 2X4, or whatever fits under the sidestand to hold it level.
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thanks guys i appriciate the response
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:17 AM   #6
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Is there by chance an easier forum dedicated just to ontario riders on line?
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You should also join one of the several Katana owner's forums. These bike-specific forums are a huge help; you can find info on maintenance, common problems, best upgrades, etc.

Try:

KatRiders.com

Katana Central - Suzuki Katana Info Since 1995

The second one is in UK, but it still should be worth a look.
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:37 PM   #9
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Thanks thats exaclly why i wanted a katana specific site
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