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Offline wole

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oil level
« on: 02.10. 2012 22:53 »
hi all. can anybody tell me exactly where the oil level transfer is fitted on oil tank. on a 1960 superocket ?
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Re: oil level
« Reply #1 on: 03.10. 2012 09:39 »
i.
Tried to scale from original pictures etc, I used 2" from top straight edge of tank, and its looks about right
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Re: oil level
« Reply #2 on: 03.10. 2012 09:46 »
Why not fill the empty tank with the correct amount of oil, measure it and then fit the transfer in the "correct" place  ;)

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Re: oil level
« Reply #3 on: 03.10. 2012 10:17 »

Too easy?
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Re: oil level
« Reply #4 on: 16.10. 2012 12:46 »
i'm sure ive read on here somewhere that you place your hand on the side of the oil tank and line your knuckles with the top of the tank and where the end of your fingers are is about where the oil level should be, but dont quoet me on this as i could be wrong. also i think it would be better to fit the sticker with the oil tank fitted and on level ground to get the sticker level when fitted. all the best fella, chicago
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Re: oil level
« Reply #5 on: 16.10. 2012 13:11 »
I'd presumed that the only reason for the sticker was to keep the bike looking std - in which case you'll want to know where the factory stuck it. As far as the actual oil level is concerned I fill mine to within a few inches of the top. I figured being dry sump it didn't matter too much and as long as it has an airspace for any expansion then the more the better. Am I doing wrong?
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