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I think you are fine. Button everything up and do one of two things.

1. Try to guage how much oil came out. Add just a little bit less and then do the proper oil check procedure to confirm.

2. Do an oil change right now.

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Just as Sundog said... What happens is the oil from the frame will leak past check valves and fill the bottom of the engine ("Sumping"). This was a very common issue with old British dry sump motors (oil in frame) as well as modern day dry sump engines. Drain and refill just as you would with a normal oil change (frame, filter chamber, etc..).

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It's normal for a lot of oil to be there if the bike has set long! If you had run it for a while first you would of seen the amount you are use to. Just like Sundog says turn it in to an oil change.

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Yeah like roach said is what it sounds like. If you run it for a while all the oil will pump up into the res.

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I think you are fine. Button everything up and do one of two things.

1. Try to guage how much oil came out. Add just a little bit less and then do the proper oil check procedure to confirm.

2. Do an oil change right now.

thanks, it has sat for an awfully long time, I will do just that.

thanks a bunch, I was hoping that is what it was, but was nervous.

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If it has sat for that long a proper oil change wouldn't hurt anyway.

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