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Any issue with filling oil to the top (or slightly above) of the sight glass.
When I change the oil & filter, I put in the stated amount (3.8 qts) and
it is always at the top of the sight glass.

Been doing this since my '85 K100RT, then my '00 R1100TR and now
my '03LT with no issues.

Anyone disagree?
 

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I do the same thing Dave...no problems at all after 186K miles.

Ron
 

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Ditto - As long as I can't see the level I know there is oil in there. Once in a while I put her on the center stand while she is running and watch the glass when I shut her down to see the oil level rise up - just to make sure the glass is clear.
 

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I usually pre-fill the filter since it goes in vertical. I do the same on my wifes Town & Country.
 

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I pre-fill the filter.
After the engine runs for a bit and then settles back down,
the oil level is at the top.
 
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