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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Curious to know your guys thoughts on an oil overfill on these bikes. Maybe a little above the full line on the dipstick. 2015 Honda Rincon
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While a little over fill probably won't hurt, but why do it.
Give us a good reason for it.


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I was told it helps with cold starts, and with climbing hills. Was just wondering if anyone does this, and if the machine would benefit from it.
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Personal choice IMO.
I don't do it with any of my motors being the engineers put in a dipstick for proper oil level.
Although some of the new cars no longer have a dip stick.


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Mine typically ends up about where the oil level is at the part of dipstick that just starts to get round. Maybe 1/8 to 1/4 inch over full. It will not hurt anything, the Rincon has a dry sump in the engine.


Some people overfill slightly saying it shifts better. Personally, I just do it for convenience. In 13,000 miles it has done no harm.


A tip I will offer and I do not see discussed much lately, is to elevate the front wheels on car ramps or something, so they are about 12 inches above the rear wheels. When you do an oil drain, you will get 4 quarts out instead of just 3. I think somehow this causes the torque converter to drain. Put the bike back on level ground when filling.

2003 green Rinny (12,400 miles), "25" Bighorn Radials (white letters out) full of extra slime, water pump mod, no warning labels, E Trex, everything else like Mr. Honda made it. 2000 XR 400r (est 3,500 miles). RIDE RED EVEN IF ITS GOT GREEN PLASTIC!

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Wow! 13,000 on your bike? What year?
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2003 model. Bought in 2002, the first one my dealer got. Been a fantastic machine and given me great service.
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Thanks Corn Dog
I will raise the front end next oil change.


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Just did an oil change, and refilled the oil just above the full line. Noticed the bike shifts better. I think I'll keep it at that level from here on out.
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Thanks Corn Dog
I will raise the front end next oil change.


If you search under my older posts you will find several maintenance tips and "how to" posts I did back when this site was more active.
Stuff like-
  • water pump venting
  • bushing R and R
  • putting the seat on right
  • fixing the suspension squeaks
  • cam chain tensioner modification
  • valve adjustment
  • etc...
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