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Oil check on 03 XT600E

I am after a bit of advice. Having never had a bike with a dry sump and no looking glass on the engine to check the oil I have followed the manual to check my oil.
Before I did this I checked the dip stick and there was not oil on it, so I started the bike and ran it for 15/20 seconds in the upright position before turning it off and leaving it a couple of mins and re checked the dip stick, the oil was at the halfway point, so it was ok according to the manual.

The question I have is why was there no oil at all on the dip stick before I ran the engine? Should that be the case?

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Its normal, the oil settles a bit, down in the bike.

For me, it has always been best to check oil after a long ride, where the oil was nice and hot. That gave me the most accurate and constant reading.
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Its normal, the oil settles a bit, down in the bike.

For me, it has always been best to check oil after a long ride, where the oil was nice and hot. That gave me the most accurate and constant reading.
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Could be your oil return check valve is at fault, its common.

Have a read of THIS

At the very least change the SPRING & SEAT the ball bearing should be fine.

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Could be your oil return check valve is at fault, its common.

Have a read of THIS

At the very least change the SPRING & SEAT the ball bearing should be fine.

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Thanks Mezo

I can see the oil when i look in to the neck it just didn't touch the did stick until i had started the engine for the allotted amount of time, then it was good

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