Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Side of a mountain in New Hampshire
I say enjoy the ride. You change the oil on a recently purchased machine. Good plan. You put the recommended amount in. Good plan. You check the level, ride it briefly and recheck the level adjusting if required. Good plan.
You ride and if oil is leaking by or blowing by it will become evident shortly because you can't keep your eyes off the machine. No puddles or drips, no trail of blue smoke, no worries. Check the level as part of regular preflight and ride.
No, there is no genetic predisposition to oil loss in these motors and the reservoir is so large that running below the fill line is not a showstopper, not desirable but not worth worrying about after the fact.
Enjoy the ride.
Cross Country Tour.
We can't help it
We just keep moving
It's been that way since long ago
Since the stone age chasing the great herds
We mostly go where we have to go
That was written by James McMurtry