OK changed oil cause peep hole level was soild. Change all out an drained screen plug put in between hi an low marks on peep 3.5 quarts rode to work next day check oil peep is soild again. What would cause this
Liquid cool 2000 kawasaki vulcan 800 classicYou have not told us the year or model of your bike so we don't know if it is liquid cooled or air cooled and we don't know if it is carbs or FI. If liquid, you may have a coolant leak into your engine oil.
If carbs, you may be leaking gasoline into your oil.
Both of the above can raise the level of your oil quite quickly and needless to say, both of which are very bad for your engine.
When I first change it was like water an smelled like gas. 805cc motorWith those low miles it is likely just dirt stuck in the float valve. If you have tools you can probably find a video to walk you through how to do it.
But before you put yourself through all that, I would drain the oil into a super clean container and observe how it flows as it drains. If it flows like water and smells of gasoline you will know what the problem is. The final check is to measure how much oil came out. You put in 3.5 quarts and if you drained say 4 quarts your problem is confirmed.
If only 3.5 quarts come out, then the problem is something else and you can put the oil back in if you kept it clean.
Dad bought it new had it till 2010 sold to my sister an her husband he had for for years never put on road just rode sis around yard. So I bought it in 16 put 4000 in it with tires gifted back to dad he put 1500 miles on it from 2017 to 2021.When I first change it was like water an smelled like gas. 805cc motor
That pretty much confirms it. Time to clean the float valve. I would suspect that there is dirt in the tank. Might be a good idea to flush it out and add an inline fuel filter to keep dirt from getting to the carb in the first place.When I first change it was like water an smelled like gas. 805cc motor