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I just changed my oil and I over filled it a little bit.Will this hurt it or should I drain some and get it perfect?The level is just above the sight glass.

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A small overshoot is probably no problem at all. Many guys have to put in 1.5L to get the oil to show in the sight glass instead of the recommended 1.2L. This does not seem to cause any performance problem.

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It will give you a lot better chance of blowing oil through your crankcase breather hose. If you have the breather connected to the carb like on the stock EXC/MXC models, it can cause the oil to get into the airboot behind the carb and pool and also get into the motor and give you a smoke trail. That'll happen especially on steep downhills and if you lay the bike over on the right side.

1/3-1/2 way up the sight glass with the bike cold, level and not on any kind of stand is what to shoot for. Overfilling an engine with oil is NOT doing it any favors.

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Thank's for the info.Drained extra oil and ready to go. 😢

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