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ok, this is going to sound really stupid....I just got a 2000 yamaha r1 and the oil light has come on and off a few times today. i see the little check guage, but i'm not sure what position the bike should be in to check it. if it's leaned over to the left on the stand, there's no oil in the little window....if i hold it up so it's level, the oil shows up at a good level. What is the proper way to check it? thanks... :twfrox:
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My bike is alot smoother with synthetic oil. I was going 2000-2500 between changes with dino oil. I'm hoping to get 4000 with synth. When it starts feeling clunky, I'll know to change it. Warm-ups are alot quicker too. I'm using Mobil 1 and am really happy so far. :2cents:
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