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Offline Matts

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Re: Oil site glass question on 2012 TEX 1200
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2018, 09:33:19 PM »
Yup. The side stand trick was the simple answer.  Low on side stand, very full on center stand.  Thanks everyone. 
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Re: Oil site glass question on 2012 TEX 1200
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2018, 05:51:03 AM »
Mine has been the same, full to the brim from factory stock new. Full again at 500 service. i did the next servce myself. Put in the exact measured amount amount and got same result - overfilled on sight glass.

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Re: Oil site glass question on 2012 TEX 1200
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 11:16:02 PM »
In my very limited experience you are never gonna get every bit of old oil out when draining right ? The bike takes 4l on oil and filter change, I fill to full line with an empty filter, run the engine, let it sit and settle and this lands me at about halfway between upper and lower line.

But like I said, I'm not very experienced but this has worked for me. I take a look the next day just to make sure and so far no problems doing it this way for me

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Re: Oil site glass question on 2012 TEX 1200
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 11:20:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Solidsnake [+]
In my very limited experience you are never gonna get every bit of old oil out when draining right ? The bike takes 4l on oil and filter change, I fill to full line with an empty filter, run the engine, let it sit and settle and this lands me at about halfway between upper and lower line.

But like I said, I'm not very experienced but this has worked for me. I take a look the next day just to make sure and so far no problems doing it this way for me
yep - works for me - check it on the centre stand though !!  :002:

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Re: Oil site glass question on 2012 TEX 1200
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2019, 11:22:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by eps [+]
yep - works for me - check it on the centre stand though !!  :002:

Yes I do check it on the centerstand :D

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Re: Oil site glass question on 2012 TEX 1200
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2019, 11:24:23 PM »
you will be fine - regular checks and changes - mine never uses any oil between changes yet still performs brillantly :002:

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Re: Oil site glass question on 2012 TEX 1200
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2019, 11:26:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by eps [+]
you will be fine - regular checks and changes - mine never uses any oil between changes yet still performs brillantly :002:

I always assumed that the lower and upper line are there for a reason so that's why I never go over them.

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Re: Oil site glass question on 2012 TEX 1200
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2019, 11:29:12 PM »
you absolutely right - fill to the upper level if you can then you have some margin of error. That said I've owned 3 Triumphs none of which used any oil and in say 50k of miles never had an issue - great bikes !!  :002:

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Re: Oil site glass question on 2012 TEX 1200
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2019, 11:31:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by eps [+]
you absolutely right - fill to the upper level if you can then you have some margin of error. That said I've owned 3 Triumphs none of which used any oil and in say 50k of miles never had an issue - great bikes !!  :002:

This is my third year with mine, First Triumph I've ever owned, and only the second bike I've owned, I got my license in 2015, on an old Yamaha Xj900s Diversion from 1995. Needless to say, there is a difference between those two bikes :D
But the Yamaha was actually in really good shape, less than 7000KM on it, I had to replace the rear tire when I got it but that was it


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Re: Oil site glass question on 2012 TEX 1200
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2019, 09:46:17 PM »
I've had more thsn a hundred bikes but never an XJ900 - but always wanted one - still love the look of them !!
Think you will enjoy the Triumph - relaible , economical, great tourer, love mine - really cant see me changing it for long time  :001:

 


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