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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-28-2019, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Ok yall, PLEASE read whole post, and help if can. When I bought my 1800 S used back in Oct. I checked the oil as manual by running bike letting it sit , then seating dip stick, not screwing in, and it wouldn't touch stick, so I added oil, to full mark. I just changed the oil, and filter, that calls for 3.9 quarts , it drained out right at 4.5 quarts. I put 4 new quarts in, and when checked even after sitting 10 mins and off stand level, it still wont touch stick, if I screw it all way in, it reads at full mark, please explain what's going on if you can.
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first question.. is it the Stock Honda oil dip stick ?


are you using a Stock size oil filter...?


bike upright.,, stick NOT threaded in... 3.9 quarts.... with new filter.

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I'm using Fram PH 6607 oil filter which is the Fram number that comes up at motorcycle shop
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Did you drain from BOTH drain plugs, to get ALL the old oil out? Just asking, because many new owners make this mistake.

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Back a few years ago one 1300 oil stick problem was the metal stick was too short or pressed too far into the knob part.
Get a measurement of the metal stick and compare length.


Jim you did not answer Chuck's question: is it an OEM dipstick?

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Yes oem dipstick, my brother owns same bike and his dipstick measures same as mine, and yes I drained both drain plugs, what came out of the bike, I poured in a old 5 quart jug and half way between the 4.0 and 4.5 quart line is the amount taken out.
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So you have the X between your legs and upright with dipstick having been wiped, inserted, cap sitting on top of the fill hole and no oil on the stick when you pull it out.

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please explain what's going on if you can.
Hey Jim,

My 2002 S model that I bought new in 2003 is the same way. I noticed it on the first oil change I did all those years ago. My bike still has the factory dipstick in it that it was born with. With a brand new filter (doesn't matter whether it's a Honda OEM, HiFlo, Purolator 14612, etc.), 4 quarts of oil, cranking and running engine after change and then shutting it done, holding it upright and dropping stick in (without screwing it in), the oil has never touched the dipstick. If I screw it in while holding the bike upright the oil level will show at the 'low' line.

Been that way over 16 yrs. now and I have never worried about it. Once, I did keep adding oil just to see how much more was needed to read between the lines when checking as per the owner's manual and service manual. It took just over an additional 1/2 quart.

So, 4 quarts and a new filter and I screw the dipstick in with the bike upright. It has always shown at or near the low level line like that so that is my measurement point.
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That's correct Hans&Feet, and thanks for the info cyclejohn
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