Originally Posted by mpillis
I just checked the oil and the bike is cold. I know where it should be in the sight window when hot but I am only reading in the bottom 1/4 of the window. To me that would indicate they did not put enough in. Am I wrong?
"Wrong?" No. Overly concerned? Yep.
If you can see an oil line *anywhere* in the window, hot or cold, the engine is safe.
Could the tech have topped it off? Sure, but I'm not sure I'd call this a significant error or failure. The only reason I would add any more is if I was going on a long trip, and I knew the bike was still in break-in, burning significant amounts of oil -- and only for my convenience, as it would minimize the need for me to keep track of the oil level during the trip.
Lastly, while it is often stated that too full is dreadfully bad, the fact is the crankshaft on this bike is *way* up above the oil level in the sump (the crank is directly under the right cover, at the same level as the oil fill hole -- think about how far above the sight glass that is!). I believe you'd could put in a *lot* more oil before it's time to even *start* worrying about oil windage and foaming. Certainly, if you're putting in 3.5-3.7 quarts to get oil into the window, no harm will come if you inadvertantly put in all 4 quarts. I would definitely *not* drain oil for a slight overfill such as this.
Heck, here's a radical thought to chew on: A pretty good argument can be made that oil changes would be easier/faster if you just pitched 4 quarts in without bothering to check/adjust the level -- it's only going to go down (back into view in the window).