Join Date: May 2004
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
I have done 1 oil change and 1 service so far in 1000 klms and both times it has taken just OVER 3 liters to get it to the fill mark. I know what the manual says and what is stamped on the engine but what I think makes up for the difference is the personal draining procedure and time. I always change my fluids hot, let it drain for about 1/2 hour and even lean the bike over to be totally anal. As far as the trans and final drive, it may have taken more also but ya just fill to when it runs out. There is the difference between fill and overhaul amounts and I think it just depends on whose doing the job.
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