too much oil
Strange issue here folks. I've worked on cars my whole life, but never on motorcycles. For my second oil change at 5200 miles I'd thought I would tackle it myself.
The manual calls for 4.5 quarts. Well with normal motor oil there is a window on the side of the bottle. Not on Victory oil bottles though. So finding the halfway mark of the bottle wasn't as apparent. Point being is I believe I put too much oil in. The scoot runs fine, starts fine, seems fine with one exception: When I start the motor when its warm, say after its been running and I stop for gas, the low oil indicator blips on for less than half a second. It disappears right away and the motor runs as good as always. My concern is I never saw this until I changed the oil. I checked the oil level per the instructed procedure as I was highly doubtful that it was low. The stick was reading a bit high (about 1/8" over the full line). I didn't want to replace the copper washer, so I removed the oil through the dipstick hole via a turkey baster. Checked the oil and the level seemed fine, but still see the indicator upon a warm startup. When starting from a cold state there is no low oil indication. I feel really stupid considering my background, but I guess everyone makes mistakes.
My question is did the small amount of overfill permanently damage something? I rode about 300 miles since the change and before i noticed the indicator. Like I said, runs fine, but the indicator popping up on warm start up concerns me since it wasn't there before.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by horrace; 04-30-2012 at 01:27 PM.