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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2014, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Window not filling

So I bought bike Monday and noticed the oil level in the window was dark and very low. Today I drained the oil and replaced the filter and added about 1.7L. I also ran the bike for a few minutes after wards. However the little oil window has stayed the same, it didnt fill up showing me if i had put to much or too little oil. What could be the problem?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2014, 12:51 PM
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When you check the oil level, the bike needs to be level, not running or on the sidestand.
The oil level should be between the upper and lower marks on the sight glass.
Allow several minutes for oil to settle back in the engine crankcase after running the engine.



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Ive had it sitting all day after running but it still looks the same, could it be because Ive had it resting on the kickstand all day and did the oil change on it? If i were to keep it up right for an hour would i see the oil level?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-09-2014, 06:29 PM
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So what weight of oil are you using? Did you use the correct oil filter for this bike? The Kawasaki stock number is Y28 16099-003. Or if you like the Fram ones the number is CH 6012. These numbers are for the 08-12 EX250 bikes. You said you ran it after you changed oil and filter. Did the oil light go out? As DaBlue1 stated the bike has to be level when checking. Not on the side stand. Get someone to hold the bike in an upright riding position while you check the oil on flat ground. If you don't have wheel stands.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-10-2014, 01:23 PM
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When the bike is level check it. If its low, top it off to the full mark

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