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How much trans oil?

Postby mustangdan » 09:31 pm Jan 17 2013

Hey new to the forum probably an easy question for you guys. I have an 03 kdx the motor says .70 liters but put .40 in and its on the top line of the sight glass. I made sure it drained out well so do I ignore the sight glass and put the .70 liters in anyway?
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Postby rbates9 » 09:54 pm Jan 17 2013

It should take the .7. A lot of people even put in a quart. If you know the transmission was empty then it should take at least .7. When you drained the transmission was the bike leaning on the kick stand? or did you have the bike up on a center stand?
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Re: How much trans oil?

Postby mustangdan » 10:01 pm Jan 17 2013

I leaned the bike both ways I took it for a quick spin to get the oil nice and warm. So I should go by the sight glass then?
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Postby rbates9 » 10:15 pm Jan 17 2013

When you drain the oil you want to have the bike straight up, not leaning. That could be why it didn't take all the oil? But yeah if it is at the top of the site glass then you should be good.
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Re: How much trans oil?

Postby mustangdan » 10:50 pm Jan 17 2013

Bike was straight up for ten mins as well and only took .4 liters and is to the top of the sight glass
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Postby KDXsg » 08:54 am Jan 18 2013

should leaned the bike not straight up.
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Re: How much trans oil?

Postby BrokenChain » 03:22 pm Jan 18 2013

Did you start the bike up, ride it around and check the level again ? It usually drops down a lot once the oil gets into all of the passages.
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Postby rbates9 » 03:33 pm Jan 18 2013

KDXsg wrote:should leaned the bike not straight up.



With the drain plug in just about the center of the engine you think that the bike should be leaned to the side to drain the oil?
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Re: How much trans oil?

Postby KDXsg » 09:43 pm Jan 18 2013

lean it then straighten it back, do that a few times to make sure.
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Re: How much trans oil?

Postby ukkdx200 » 08:16 am Jan 22 2013

BrokenChain wrote:Did you start the bike up, ride it around and check the level again ? It usually drops down a lot once the oil gets into all of the passages.



is a good point, a fair bit dissapears once youve run it up after initially filling
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Re: How much trans oil?

Postby dude541 » 07:03 pm Jan 22 2013

ukkdx200 wrote:
BrokenChain wrote:Did you start the bike up, ride it around and check the level again ? It usually drops down a lot once the oil gets into all of the passages.



is a good point, a fair bit dissapears once youve run it up after initially filling


agree 100% with the guys above,have this on my own.
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