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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-01-2006, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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How much oil should a 2006 VTX 1300C TAKE

Hello, I am a new member here, I just did my first oil change and filter on my new bike,and it would only take 3.5 quarts. The book calls for 3.9 quarts. How much oil does your bikes take to fill? Thanks in advance for your help.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-01-2006, 04:43 PM
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Mine has a little over three quarts

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-01-2006, 04:50 PM
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A bit of oil stays in the engine when you drain it on the sidestand. Once it's finished draining...I tilt it over to the right and then back on the sidestand and get another 1/2 quart.
Try it next time.
Also - it's pretty tough to get an accurate read on the dipstick since you have to hold it, they are notorious for being innaccurate.
Next time you change your oil and shake it out....add 3.9 quarts. Ride it then park it where you usually do. Next day before you do anything....take the dipstick out and file a mark where it is cold on the sidestand. That way, you can check it like that instead of doing the acrobatics the manual calls for.

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make sure you take out both oil plugs, front of engine and one rear of engine. Mine holds 3.9 quarts. I use a 2x4 block to level the bike and when filling get it close and then hold upright, level, and finish filling.

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