I have never checked my oil warm or hot.
Don't know what difference it would make. I'm sure someone here will tell me that when its warm more oil will magically appear
VJ, when it is warm, more oil will appear.
Here is how I check my oil. The 2004 Vegas holds 6 quarts. I change oil/filter and then add a gallon and a half of the new stuff from wally mart... Rotella T6. I screw dip stick in and don't touch it again until time to change @ 5000 miles or IF I happen to see a leak.