I too also have a Goldwing,and I was having that same problem. Believe it or not I used my car oil dip stick,to check my oil...it gave some indication how much oil was in there
I have a 1980 Honda GL1100i "Interstate".
The motor oil level is checked through a sight window in the right side of the case, a little bit forward of the rear brake pedal.
There are two lines molded into the case beside the sight glass. These are your upper and lower level indicators. You want your level to be about midway between those marks.
If you cannot see the oil level, you might have some oil "schmutz" on the inside of the window. You can clean this by turning the little screw in the middle of the sight glass, which turns a set of miniature wipers on the glass, cleaning it off. try putting the bike on the centerstand, starting the engine, let it idle. now look at the siteglass window for your oil level. should be halfway up the window with 3.7qts of oil.
yes and no, it has a glass indicator window but no dip stick
On the right side there is a chcek glass it is hard to see
3 1/2 quarts. There is a sight glass on the lower right side that shows the oil fullness.
There is no dipstick on this motorcycle. There is an inspection window called "a sight window" on the bike's right side when sitting on it, a bit forward of the rear brake pedal. There are two lines on the sight glass. They form the upper and lower oil level indicators. The oil should be at the upper or between the two levels. It happens that the oil level cannot be seen through this small window but it can be cleaned by turning a small screw located in the middle of the sight glass. This turns a small wiper blade that cleans the glass from the inside.
Have the bike on the center stand and look in the sight glass. Its on the foot brake side. Just wipe it and use a flash lite. Helps if the engine is running and have some one turn it off and you will see the oil settle.
There is no dipstick on this bike. Instead, there is a sightglass on the right side of the crankcase. You may have to use a flashlight to see the oil level through the sightglass. With the bike on the center stand, the oil level should be around the middle of the sight glass "window". Some people have made their own dipsticks to use in these bikes.
there isn't one. check sight glass on left of bike near crankcase cover
This model has a site glass. With the bike on the center stand, look on the right side, ( foot brake side ) you will see a small glass window. Clean the glass, and with a flash lite in hand, engine running, have someone turn the engine off. You will see the oil settle in the window and it must be on the line to be full. That's the best way.
There is no dipstick on the year & model mentioned. There is a oil level site glass which makes it very hard to check oil with only one person.
To check the oil in a 1998 Yamaha YZ 250, check the sight glass for a visual. For a more precise measurement you use the dipstick.
It depends on if you have a dipstick or a glass lense. My Grizzly has a glass lense at the base of the engine on the left hand side. I fill it about 3 quaters of the way and i use about 3 quarts of oil.
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There is no dipstick. There is a sight glass on the lower right side of the engine.
theres no dipstick on a yammaha yz, theres a clear glass sight when the bike is level the oil should be visible in the sight glass!! careful not to overfill above the glass, if you do let some out till you can visibly see the oil level!
There is no dipstick in motorcycles ....look for a sight glass with two horizontal lines (min lower line, max top line) sight glass might be located by the gear shifter
You can use a glass with marks on it indicating the levels of various quantities, or if your glass is unmarked, you can use a dipstick calibrated for the inside diameter of that glass.
It's around 3.2 liters, ( 3.4 U.S. quarts )With the bike on the center stand, engine running, flashlite in hand, looking in the site glass, have someone turn the engine off. You will then see the level of the oil as it settles.
the predator 50 does not have a dipstick it is a 2 stroke. It does have a sight glass for the tranny its on the right side if you are sitting on it behind the motor on trans.
No, simply check the bolt threads for an hour glass shape. If it has this THEN replace bolts
Right side, just around the foot brake. Best way to check the oil level is, bike on center stand, engine running, flashlite in hand, have some one turn the engine off while you look at the glass, you will see the oil settle to it's level this way.
No dipstick. To check oil correctly, engine has to be at operating temp. There is a thermostat for the oil colors, so ride the bike 15 minutes or so, sit the bike straight up and down, check the oil level Window on the left front of the engine. Oil shoud be approx. half way up the bullseye mark. the total capacity for te sight glass is 6oz.
Yes, the 1100. On the right side, where the oil filler cap is, if you look down there you will see a little window with a screw head in the center of the glass. Its a little hard to see, but its there. The best way is to have the bike on the center stand, have someone start the engine for you, and with as flash lite pointed to the window, have that person stop the engine, you will see the oil settle down and be able to see where the level is in the glass. A bit primative, but that's the best way. The 1200's got lucky and have a dip stick.
Glass repair on cars is tricky; on a windshield, you risk breaking the new one. For a door, you have to go into the door panel, remove the glass chards and check that the mechanism for raising the window is in good shape. If you don't have glass coverage, YouTube may have a demonstration for you to follow.
on back glass