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Old 11-15-2012, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Did my first oil and filter change today and ended up using the full 3 quarts.

Manual calls for 2.7 Quarts 2011 Honda Shadow Aero VT750C

I put 2.7 in and the dipstick still wasnt showing full so I added a bit more
and it still wasn't there. That last quart only had about a cup left in it so I just emptied it.
Checked the oil and it was perfect full.

btw, each time I checked it I made sure the bike was level, not screwing in the dipstick. my method was to clean the dipstick, place it back in the hole (not threaded in), stand the bike up straight, put the bike back on the stand, pull dipstick and check.

I know this is probably a lame question but should I worry that I added too much oil???

Even if lets say it showed full at 2.7 quarts, would that .3 quart really make a difference in terms of too much oil?

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just changed my oil last weekend - 2009 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 and found that I used a couple more ounces than the 2.7 quarts listed. Checked the oil with the bike upright, did not screw the dipstick in, etc.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Did you change the filter also ??? then run her and check the oil before you added the other .3 quart ???
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Did you change the filter also ??? then run her and check the oil before you added the other .3 quart ???

Yes, I did a Filter too.

and Yes I ran the bike for a bit and let it sit a bit between that first check.

I have a full 3 quarts in my VT750 and the oil level shows full , where it was when I had checked the oil before changing it.

I used 10W 40 too

should I worry about it?

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Why are you guys not screwing the dipstick in?

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You don't screw in the dip stick to check the oil.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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well because to check the oil level you dont need to.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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well because to check the oil level you dont need to.
Your in bonham? We have to meet up. I was out there at Shumardis for a ride a few weeks back. PM me your info. I'm on twtex also.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yes, I did a Filter too.

and Yes I ran the bike for a bit and let it sit a bit between that first check.

I have a full 3 quarts in my VT750 and the oil level shows full , where it was when I had checked the oil before changing it.

I used 10W 40 too

should I worry about it?
No dont worry .3 is not gonna do any harm..you checked it the right way..
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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No dont worry .3 is not gonna do any harm..you checked it the right way..


Ok Good thanks Man.

btw I found the perfect wrench to get that Oil drain plug off without
raising the bike.

17mm Honda Wrench 89218-431-670 perfect size tool I got it on ebay used
for $6.00 it was 1 of 3 small wrenches i bought to complete my bikes tool kit.

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