V Star oil level?
The V Star kinda drives me crazy with the oil level indicator. When I first got the bike, I built a center stand to check/change oil, then changed the oil & filter. When I added the correct amount of oil, as per the manual (3 qts I believe), it appeared to be over the full line.
Yesterday, months later (and ~5K miles), I put it on the stand, checked it and it appeared quite low, so I fired up the motor for a minute and checked it again. At this point I at least got an indication of oil at the bottom of the glass. I added oil carefully, checking the level, and repeating the process until it came close to full. I added well over 1/2 quart. This morning, I put it on the center stand and it is overfull again, completely filling the window.
What gives? And do I need to drain some oil (not fun!) to get the level down to full, or just let it vent to the air filter?
'02 V Star 650 Custom