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I tried checking my oil today using that rediculous sight glass setup Honda decided to provide on the 1100 engine. They definitely should have installed a dipstick. Anyway, I have my bike on the center stand and used the wiper doohickey. I still can't determine my oil level. Now I am temped to just drain it all and refill so I am certain of the level. Pretty chinsy setup in my opinion. Any advice on viewing this window?
 

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If the oil is overfull you won't be able to see it. Good idea to change the oil and fill it slowly while watching the sight glass.
 

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Put it on the side stand and see if you can then see the oil level... if the level reappears, at least you can see where you are... and if you have no leaks, it is not seriously high, although between the two lines while on the centerstand is, of course, the correct level..
 

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I recommend you install a dipstick kit. You can get one at JC Whitney at this link. I have one on my Gl1100, and it works very well. I added my oil one quart at a time on the center stand, and filed a nick into the stick at each quart. Now I know exactly how much oil is in my engine.



http://www.jcwhitney.com/Motorcycle-Oil-Filler-Caps-Dip-Sticks/600014612.jcw
 

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mdbauer1962 wrote:
I recommend you install a dipstick kit. You can get one at JC Whitney at this link. I have one on my Gl1100, and it works very well. I added my oil one quart at a time on the center stand, and filed a nick into the stick at each quart. Now I know exactly how much oil is in my engine.



http://www.jcwhitney.com/Motorcycle-Oil-Filler-Caps-Dip-Sticks/600014612.jcw
Ditto on the dipstick kit from J C Whitney, I love mine.
 

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some guys get carried away with the detail polish.,,,
 

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My little 650 V Star also has a site glass for checking oil level, so I know what you are going through.

I have used a mirror attached to a pole and checked it while sitting on the bike with it upright and level. Not an easy thing to do in my opinion....especially on a Goldwing!

I usually get my wife to sit on the Star and get down on my hands and knees to check it.

Don't you love the engineers that come up with site glasses?:X
 

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Use a flashlight it may enlighten you!!!
 
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