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Discussion in 'Chat & Tech Info' started by cog2803, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. cog2803

    cog2803 Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    When you check the oil level (Griso 1100) do you screw the dipstick all the way in to get a level or do you just place it back in the filler hole to get a level?

    I'm having a complete brain fade episode here. . . .

    Bill Buchanan
     
  2. Bill Hagan

    Bill Hagan GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    I assure you that you could not possibly be as embarrassed with that question as I deserve to be for the countless and often inane questions I have posed over the years! :giggle:

    WRT your question, it is my understanding that on CARC models one inserts but does not screw in the dipstick. At least that is what I do and have done for years.

    There is much more one can add to this general issue, but I am tired and might come back to address those tomorrow, tho others may chime in before that to disagree or mention overfilling, checking on side stand, and similar matters.

    G'night,

    Bill
     
  3. kiwi dave

    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    I agree with what Bill says, but also add that you shouldn't top up pass the halfway mark. Otherwise there's every chance the extra oil will end up in your airbox.
     
  4. cog2803

    cog2803 Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Thanks for your "gentleness" . . . I do have one more follow up. I park my Griso upright in a wheel chock. Should the oil level be checked on the side stand? When it's standing straight up the level cuts across the dipstick at quite an angle as opposed to when it's leaned over.

    Or am I making too much of a big deal about this and overthinking the entire process. Either way, the level is between the minimum and maximum marks so I'm going to guess it's good, yes?
     
  5. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT Famiglia

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    Upright on the chock is best. You can make a second mark so that you can check it on the side stand.
     
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  6. Duane Beery

    Duane Beery Just got it firing!

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    I think these are great questions. Coming from only owning Hondas that come standard with center stands I think every motorcycle company could be different. My Breva center stand is an option so the side stand/center stand question is a viable one. Thanks.
     

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