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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-21-2014, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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G'day from Aus guys,


Just purchased a 2012 Highball, It has 18000km on it and I was unsure of the service history so I changed the oil for good measure, Used a factory victory service kit.

Dropped the oil as usual (It was dark brown, not black no metallics) changed the filter etc, Filled her up with 5quarts took her around the block and all good, shift smoother and not as tappy on startup.

However when I poured the old oil into the empty bottles to dispose of it, I only drained just under 4 quarts?? Is it normal for the 106 to burn through oil or is it a case of someone underfilling it?

It doesnt blow any smoke, the pipes are not sooty...

What say you Guru's


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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.

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My bike has never used a DROP of oil.
4-5/8 quarts is all I can ever get in it.
Fill the filter with oil before you screw it on.

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Maybe the person before you didn't fill it all the way.

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My 2011 XC has never taken more than 4 qts, at a LOF. Even the dealer commented that it only took 4 qts. And yes I always change the filter. I figure the 0.5 "missing" Qt is in the cooler. When its due for a change I let it drip over night. But 4 qts fill it to just above the full mark on the dip stick.
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i also let mine drain for quite a while, and will bump the starter a couple times, and stand the bike up to get as much out as i can.


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G'day from Aus guys,


Just purchased a 2012 Highball, It has 18000km on it and I was unsure of the service history so I changed the oil for good measure, Used a factory victory service kit.

Dropped the oil as usual (It was dark brown, not black no metallics) changed the filter etc, Filled her up with 5quarts took her around the block and all good, shift smoother and not as tappy on startup.

However when I poured the old oil into the empty bottles to dispose of it, I only drained just under 4 quarts?? Is it normal for the 106 to burn through oil or is it a case of someone underfilling it?

It doesnt blow any smoke, the pipes are not sooty...

What say you Guru's


Garrett
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There is a guy here that went to Rylan had cams and all that done and Gabe said to use only 4.2qts. Cause most guys over fill when they try to get that 1.2qt in. Gabe said your better off with a little less then over full.

Nice to see RUN41T read his owners book and know to check his oil when the bike is straight up and down.

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5 qts??? Seems like that is gonna put you on the high end or even overfilled.

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5 qts??? Seems like that is gonna put you on the high end or even overfilled.
Victory quote the Highball as having a 5qt (4.7L) oil capacity?

http://www.victorymotorcycles.com/en...fications.aspx

There seems to be a heap of confusion about the oil level in these bikes, Some guys say standing up after it has been at rest, some say to turn it off and check straight away, some say check on the stand when hot.

Never have I seen so much confusion over an oil level, I figured I drained all the oil, Victory say it take 5qt, Ill put 5qt in

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