Motorcycle Maintenance Mishap

So the first time I change my fluids without my mentor supervising I make a dumb mistake. I fill according to the service manual spec and just before almost dumping in all the specified oil I stop a few ounces shy to check the oil. Too late! I don’t understand it!!!! Why is there too much oil in the tranny? Then I do it again in the engine! After my motorcycle maintenace mishap Diana does hers and she hits it dead nuts on in all three chambers! She rocks! We have a lot of left over oil because the motorcycles don’t take all the recommended amount. Not sure why. Maybe I didn’t warm them up enough to facilitate the drainage of the oil. I dunno! So now I have too much oil in my tranny and engine and freak’n out because I’m going to ruin my motorcycle! I can’t sleep that night knowing it’s not right. After a sleepless night I did figure out how to correct the fluid levels and get them just right. I’m not ready to tell you how. Maybe in the next post. First you tell me what you would do if I came to you for help; besides take my tools away. How do you remove good oil from an overfilled motorcycle engine?

6 Responses to “Motorcycle Maintenance Mishap”

  1. don’t worry jay. after the dealer mishap on my trans, i can’t keep it full. no sign of leakage as i would have a large red area and stuff all over the bike. according to the dealer, its the fluid fairy and she’s drinking my fluid at night while i sleep. can’t wait til this box crashes and then i can get a real trans.

  2. get a baster bulb and suck some out. just a cheapo at kmart or wally world. its no big deal to remove some. i would suggest a narrow strip of cloth but it may leave threads or fibers that could plug up some small holes. you might try a narrow tube maybe 1/4″ and start a siphon. if it is too ful it will blow the filler plug or blow out the rocker box breathers ALL OVER the side of the bike. sometimes a little less is better than a little or a lot more. jmho. and i am opinionated as you kno, haha.

  3. How about baster bulb + narrow tube ?

  4. Baster bulb works, but don’t use the kitchen one unless you want to hear about it big time! (Lesson learned.)

  5. AMEN Canajun. sometimes the best bet is to buy your own and hide it. glim.

  6. Above mentioned mentor specifically instructed me to keep the kitchen basters separate from the shop basters. I will follow that advice and appreciate the wisdom you are all being so generous to share.

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