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    Hello, I've done all my oil changes according to specs on a Honda dealership until i noticed they were charging 21€ for the bolt that keeps the oil in and last time I made an x on the head, the next bill there it was again 21€ for a new bolt so I confronted them and they fixed the bill, never returned to that shop.
    I did the last change my self and it didn't have a lot of oil I was alarmed because they never mentioned that I needed to add oil...
    I added 3.2l of 10w40 and I'm almost at another 5000km change and had to put about 300ml to level it in the middle of the window, I was completely oblivious to this until I did the change my self...

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    I appreciate that we are stating Honda specs here but even though u can't recall the conversion from q to l I seem to remember a q is more than a l so what Honda are stating is that it is acceptable to lose over a third of the engine oil between services......is it just me or does that sound like a hell of a lot. I would be very worried if my engine was doing that. I would be looking for creamy oil or blue exhaust smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADEofSCARS85 View Post
    Hello, I've done all my oil changes according to specs on a Honda dealership until i noticed they were charging 21€ for the bolt that keeps the oil in and last time I made an x on the head, the next bill there it was again 21€ for a new bolt so I confronted them and they fixed the bill, never returned to that shop.
    I did the last change my self and it didn't have a lot of oil I was alarmed because they never mentioned that I needed to add oil...
    I added 3.2l of 10w40 and I'm almost at another 5000km change and had to put about 300ml to level it in the middle of the window, I was completely oblivious to this until I did the change my self...
    You say-----oblivious to this.------------It only takes a second to check the oil level each time you are going to start the engine.

    If you do this you will never run your engine with a low oil level as you have been doing. If fact some of your engine wear might have been caused by yourself not doing routine checks as Honda states in the bikes manual.----
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    I wonder how many people check it on the sidestand...
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    I'm on my 7th year as a owner of a cb my first real motorcycle, I've never been mechanical inclined, when my stator burned, i started to pay more attention to basic things like oil levels brake pads etc only recently I've been told that maybe it was time to change brake and clutch oil this was a new guy at work that was checking my newly painted rear rim, he told me about the color that was going to get darker over time, so yes probably my situation is due to lack of knowledge at the time and me being a moron, never the less now I'm more on top o things

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    Quote Originally Posted by DELuth View Post
    I wonder how many people check it on the sidestand...
    Of course you couldn't check it on the stand as it would be reading the wrong level.

    Maybe sit on the bike and get someone else to take a look.

    After the first few checks and the level doesn't change then maybe a look once a month would be enough.----
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