a bit too much oil..
hello, i'm new to this forum and am extremely appreciative for the support for this bike. i absolutely love the 03 honda 919. my purchase was recent but the bike has 55k miles on it. my question is as follows:
how bad is it for my bike if ive recently changed the motor oil using mobil1 racing 4t 10w40 full synthetic and accidentally overfilled by about a half quart? i quickly realized my mistake and drained it to a much more suitable amount before ever riding it (however, i did run it in place for several minutes to check the oil after warmed up)...and i say "much more suitable amount" because i have no way to actually measure how level the bike is while on the center stand other than eye balling it from a distance from about 15 ft from the back of the bike. i used shims to fix the bikes level when necessary.
also: if, by my measurement (which cant be too far off level), the bike level was a tad bit off and the bike had a little too much oil does the bike get rid of the manageable excess through an overflow and drain into the crankcase breather or end up draining somewhere near the air filter (filter has oil spots on it)? im asking because ive googled several sites and this is what ive gathered..either it ends up in the crankcase breather or draining somewhere need the air filter but it depends on certain bikes i suppose.
i greatly appreciate any help on the subject...im just a nervous wreck with my new investment. some sites say too much oil is really bad and others say its not too bad a thing.
ps: oil seeps out of the right side of the cylinder head cover gasket but at an extremely slow rate. maybe a drop or two a day while riding but it never ends up on the floor. it just lines the crevices of the gasket on the right side or, at worst, slowly makes its way toward the center of the engine.