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V Star 1100 Oil Levels

New to posting so I'll get right to my question. Have a 2003 V Star 1100 Silverado. Just installed Jardine Oil Relocation Kit. On checking oil level before cranking, level shows little over mid in sight glass. Crank engine, let run for couple minutes, cut off and check level immediately and shows no oil. Realizing oil in upper part of engine, wait few minutes and level returns to previous mid point. Is level correct or should I raise level?
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Do you have the bike standing straight up when you check the site glass?

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Jardin vs Phat

Why'd you install the Jardin vs the Phat Perf? The Phat has larger lines to transfer the oil, so I understand. But my question is seeking info, not challenging your decision.
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New to posting so I'll get right to my question. Have a 2003 V Star 1100 Silverado. Just installed Jardine Oil Relocation Kit. On checking oil level before cranking, level shows little over mid in sight glass. Crank engine, let run for couple minutes, cut off and check level immediately and shows no oil. Realizing oil in upper part of engine, wait few minutes and level returns to previous mid point. Is level correct or should I raise level?
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That's the way my 1100 is(maybe all), I am sure all the oil is drained, then add what the book says, 3 1/4 (roughly) qt, my sight glass says the same as yours, add too much and you end up with oil in your air filter compartment (stock). I run a Baron ork, like it , it has served me well. Ride safe.

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After a few minutes(how knows what that is) it should be between the minimum and maximum level marks. I believe you are doing it right.
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I have an '03 Silvarado with a Baron's ork. I found out it required a little less oil than the recommended amount. Right at the line in the window is good. Also you may want to use synthetic oil.
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Jardine was recommended to me. From all the replys, I think it is as I thought. Oil is up in engine and then drains back. One has to wait a few min before checking oil.
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Smile V star 1100 Oil Level

Thanks guys for all the input. Did check oil with bike level. From your input, I believe the level is OK and as I thought (have to wait a few after cranking engine for oil to drain back into case). Wanted second opinion and received some great input. Thanks for the help.
Am considering looking at a Road Star, anyone have any iput on this bike vs anything in this weight range (considering larger bike for longer trips).
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Hi All,
New here as well and had a question on this same topic. Going to install an ORK on my v-star 1100 next oil change. Just wondering if you need to add extra oil after installation. I read somewhere that you had to add more oil to fill the filter. I called Baron's tecnical support and they said no extra oil needed. Thought I would toss the question out to those that have one installed. Thanks in advance for the input.
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Hi All,
New here as well and had a question on this same topic. Going to install an ORK on my v-star 1100 next oil change. Just wondering if you need to add extra oil after installation. I read somewhere that you had to add more oil to fill the filter. I called Baron's tecnical support and they said no extra oil needed. Thought I would toss the question out to those that have one installed. Thanks in advance for the input.
Sugar Bear says welcome. As to your question, I also run the Baron ork, I have found no extra oil is needed, I add what the book says for the stock filter system. It has to fill a couple little lines extra, not enough to tell a different reading that I see. Don't worry about it, no sweat. Have fun and ride safe.

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