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Hi all,

I have a 1989 XR250r and do not own a manual for it, I need to no whether you are meant to screw the dipstick in or leave it sitting on top to check the oil level.

would love your help, cheers

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You DO NOT screw it in. And the bike should be warmed up before checking level.

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Edited by Trailryder42

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DELETED DUE TO THIS BEING EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU DO IN THE OLDER BIKES!

Sorry about that. ;)

Edited by cjjeepercreeper

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5 hours ago, cjjeepercreeper said:

And immediately after shutting off the fully warmed up bike.

I don't know about that. Does an '89 carry its oil in the frame like the later models? Checking it immediately would be prudent if the dipstick location was on the frame like the later models. And since the dipstick location is at the crankcase, maybe it doesn't even matter if its checked cold or not.  ??

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Just now, Trailryder42 said:

I don't know about that. Does an '89 carry its oil in the frame like the later models? Checking it immediately would be prudent if the dipstick location was on the frame like the later models.

Way back in the mid 80s I had an XR500R, and if memory serves correct it did make a difference, and that difference was COLD! :facepalm:  But, yes, it is a huge difference on the later bikes...warm.  Too many people overfill their XRs, they ought to make the oil check procedure a sticky, especially since it is opposite on the different bikes.

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