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Where did the oil go in my 530?

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I have a 2010 530 6 day.  Rode a couple weekends ago, oil was about 3/4 in the window before the ride and after the ride.  Warmed the bike up today to change the tranny oil, and now the oil is down to 1/4 in the window.  If it matters bike was a little cold blooded to start; guessing still some old gas from winter still.

 

So...where did it go?  And should I put more oil in, or know that it's good?

 

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Pretty common with that motor. Oil pools up in the motor and gives a bad reading at the glass. I can change the oil in my 450 and fill it just right. Start the bike and let it run for a few and it will read low at the glass. Start it another day and shut it off and it will read correct.

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My XR 400 did the same thing...would just change oil, know for a fact that the right amount was in there, and nothing would read on the dipstick.

 

Drives me crazy.

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I measure what comes out and refill with the same amount. I think when cold, as long as you can see it in the glass it's good. My RFS takes just about 1 qt. When I change the filters, just slightly more.

My XR 400 I do the same way, measure what comes out, refill that amount. XR will drive you nuts!!

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