And thanks to the dealer, I had an extra half quart
Just changed my oil (used the Vic oil and filter, so the warranty gods may sleep well tonight) and found that the dealer had put in 5 quarts when I had the first oil change performed. I mean, 5 FULL quarts instead of the recommended 4-1/2. I put in the 4-1/2 and checked the level with the bike straight up, and it was on the "Full" mark of the dipstick.
What's up with that???? That was a "No-no" taught to me by my dad, as he relayed to me that it would cause excessive oil seal leakage. Many folks declared that it would cause the seals to "blow", but I think it was more likely that the seals would leak the excess oil out, and folks thought that there was something wrong with the seals.
What say you, oh wise and sage KevinX?
2005 VTX 1800R Spec II