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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-16-2010, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Check

I have a 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic and when it was delivered by the dealer it had no gas in it for transportation reasons but I just check the oil and there is no oil in it that I can see or feel. I stuck my finger in and felt all around inside and didn't feel and oil.
There is also no dip stick attached to the oil cap. When I stuck my finger in I did not see where there would be any room for a dip stick. How are you suppose to know how much oil is actually in it?
My prior bike was a Suzuki Intruder and it had a glass window like on the the break fluid reserve so that you could actually see when the oil was low.
How do you check your oil?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-16-2010, 08:18 PM
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Re: Oil Check

There is a glass window on the lower left side near the kickstand on the 2009 and probably all 900's.
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Re: Oil Check

Thanks I finally found it now have to decide on the best oil to use
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-16-2010, 11:40 PM
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Re: Oil Check

OMG dont start this into an oil thread. lol The best oil is CLEAN oil. Just do a search for "oil" or best oil or something like that here. I think there is no less than 10.
Best bet on checking your oil on your bike if you dont have a friend that will come over and crawl on the ground to tell you where its at or you let him sit on the bike and you look is to get a inspection mirror. One of those from the parts store that is like a small mirror on a stick. And I took a black sharpie or paint pen and marked the high and low marks next to the site glass to make it a little easier to tell if the oil was within limits. Good luck and enjoy.

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