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post #1 of 8 Old 10-03-2014, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Oil quantity difference - Do I need to be concerned?

Just did a full oil and filter change on my 07 Hornet 919.

This is the first oil change I've done since purchasing the bike and when I emptied it of the existing oil, I've estimated around 3.2 Litres of oil came out - 1 3L bottle was completely filled, and another had around 200mls of oil in it.

I put 3.6L of new oil in, as stated in the manual, using Motul 10w-40.

My question is, there is a difference of around 400ML of what I put in vs. what came out, do I need to be concerned?

Prior to the oil change the oil warning light has never come on while I've had the bike.

I haven't started the bike up yet.

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Maybe it was under-filled on the previous change? Some people have claimed oil consumption while others don't. As long as you're not doing 1L differences I would just watch the oil window to make sure it's somewhere in the middle or at least between the two lines and ride.

Did you change oil filter?

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Did you change oil filter?
Yes. I drained the old filter into the bottle as well.

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Well you've got a start point now that you're the one who's filled it. And as long as your oil level is in between lines at the oil sight (hot, sitting for at least 10m, and checked upright) then you should be fine.

I forget what people have reported for consumption between oil changes (3-5,000 miles). 400ml is on the high side but it's not drastic.. Maybe someone else can input

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Well you've got a start point now that you're the one who's filled it. And as long as you're oil level is in between lines at the oil sight (hot, sitting for at least 10m, and checked upright) then you should be fine.

I forget what people have reported for consumption between oil changes (3-5,000 miles). 400ml is on the high side but it's not drastic.. Maybe someone else can input
Here is the sight glass view: http://imgur.com/ioW6VOP

It is close to the upper marker, but this should be expected on a cold bike, right? I've always heard it was normal for it to read high when the bike was cold.

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Recheck it after a ride where the engine gets up to running temps and your filter has been filled. Seems ok there.

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Most likely PO (previous owner) didn't put as much oil in it. I wouldn't be concerned, I don't think that's enough to set off the oil light.

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Nothing to be worried or concerned about.

Next time, check the site glass prior to the change, you'll see it's low and not concerned as much when the full amount does not come out.

On another note, my XX uses no oil, none, not a drop. Might be the first motorcycle I've ever had that did not use any.

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