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Just changed the oil in my bike for the first time, and i followed the directions to a T. I put 3 and a half quarts of oil in it till it reached the fill line. I put the bike up on both front and rear stands before doing this.

When i changed the oil filter i spilt very little oil on the exhaust manifold and immediately cleaned it off.

Friday I decided to go for a ride and the bike stunk of burning oil and I just figured it was the oil burning off but 60 mile later it still smelled bad.

I put it back on the stands and the oil level appears to be too high. I put 2800ml of oil in it just like it says on the bike.

The guy I bought the bike off of said that it did that for him too and it will stink for bout 2 weeks of continuous riding and that synthetic always stinks longer.

This doesn't sound right to me but I could be wrong. Does anyone else have a problem like this?:headscrat:headscrat:headscrat
 

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I am not able to change the oil without spilling some on the headers. Yes it can take a while for it to burn off you don't do a good job of cleaning it up. I wouldn't say it takes two weeks but it does take a couple hours at least.
 

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Just changed the oil in my bike for the first time, and i followed the directions to a T. I put 3 and a half quarts of oil in it till it reached the fill line. I put the bike up on both front and rear stands before doing this.

When i changed the oil filter i spilt very little oil on the exhaust manifold and immediately cleaned it off.

Friday I decided to go for a ride and the bike stunk of burning oil and I just figured it was the oil burning off but 60 mile later it still smelled bad.

I put it back on the stands and the oil level appears to be too high. I put 2800ml of oil in it just like it says on the bike.

The guy I bought the bike off of said that it did that for him too and it will stink for bout 2 weeks of continuous riding and that synthetic always stinks longer.

This doesn't sound right to me but I could be wrong. Does anyone else have a problem like this?:headscrat:headscrat:headscrat
If you take the bike off the stands and have a friend or someone hold the bike upright what is the oil level at then.
 

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your bike takes 3 1/2 quarts of oil i just change mine this morning and mine only takes 2.6 quarts.
 

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Bike fixed...The oil smell was coming from both the oil that had dripped onto the exhaust manifold and also a little bit of oil around the oil plug. It was heating up just enough to stink but not burn off.

Also found out that Clorox Greenworks cleaner works great on cleaning up damn near everything on the bike:thumbup:
 

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what are the consequences of having the oil cover the entire window? i got my bike 2 months ago and i just changed the oil so when i filled i filled to the max line instead of covering the entire window.
As long as it's not over the window, you'll be fine. Some stunters even run an extra half quart over the max fill line to ensure their pickup tube is always submerged.
 

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if the oil level is too high you have a better chance of spiking your oil pressure. if oil pressure gets too high you can blow your piston rings and that is going to be a pricey fix.
 

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on my 03 600 when I change the oil I make a type of a funnel out of the new filter box to direct the oil away from the pipes and down by the oil plug before I loosen the filter. This keeps 99% of the oil off the headers and that 1% only takes a short while to burn of. my 2cts
 
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