Has anyone ever had this happen?
Changed the oil on the Vic last night. Used the exact same procedure I have used at least 10 times between this bike and the last Vic…
Start bike, warm engine up a bit, shut down bike, remove drain plug, remove filter, stand bike up for a minute (gets a little more oil out), replace drain plug, install new filter, add exactly 4.5 qts. Of Vic oil, start bike and let run for a minute, shut down, check level. That’s where the problem starts.
The level was way up the stick and there was a lot of bubbles in the oil (crank frothing up the oil). Checked it again a few minutes later to be sure and got the same thing. Broke out the Mighty Vac and started pulling oil out through the fill/check hole and found the oil was dark. Ended up pulling roughly 36 ounces out before the reading was right. Start it up and let it run for a minute, shut her down and check the level… spot on. Go for a spin around the block… good. Checked it again this AM… still good.
So my conclusion is that somehow 36 ounces of old oil got stuck in the engine.
Has anyone else ever had this happen? Should I be concerned, maybe an oil passage is clogged or something?
2013 Cross Country Tour: Custom paint, stage 1 exhaust, Lloydz Hi-Flow air filter, cams (HOH-VM1-DR), timing gear (HOH-PTS), Power Commander V, Auto Tune module, Gustafson flip shield, OEM passenger backrest with Cycle Ops luggage rack, Vic HID, heel shifter, Rockford amp, Infinity speakers all around.
2011 Cross Country: Burnt and Traded