8. HOW TO INCEPTION - HOW TO: Oil level check:
Note I: Make sure the oil warning light goes out quickly after you start your engine! (because I've filled the filter with oil it only took a second or two to go out).
Note II: To measure the oil level your bike needs to be upright and level. As you can see I've used a rear stand and some wood to get my bike sitting upright and level.
Note III: Let your engine idle the entire time, DON'T rev it (let it circulate on its own because if there's no oil in places where it is needed...).
8.1 Start the engine and let it run idle for approximately 5 minutes:
While the bike is idling and warming up check for oil leaks around the drain plug and oil filter.
Now if the filter is leaking tighten it some more and if the drain plug is leaking check the torque, if its to the correct torque and still leaking you unfortunately need to replace the crush washer.
8.2 Stop the engine and let the oil sink down for 10 minutes:
If you don't wait, the oil doesn't have a chance to return to it resting state. And as a result the dipstick reading will read low.
8.3 After 10 minutes unscrew dipstick.
This is the location of the dipstick.
8.4 Clean the entire dipstick of oil.
Oil has dripped down onto the dipstick, we can't read the oil level this way.
Nice and clean!
8.5 Screw the clean dipstick back in fully!
8.6 Unscrew the dipstick again.
8.7 Check the oil level:
If it's below the upper line then you can add a small amount of oil to get to the upper level. If it's above the upper line then you need to remove some oil.
With 2,6 liters its exactly on the low of the old dipstick, now add some more oil!
Thanks to this its an very easy task to see what you're doing.
Add in small amounts of around 100 (0.1) to 200 ml (0.2 quart) at a time.
8.8. After adding (or removing) some oil, massure again: If the dipstick still isn't showing 'full' repeat the how to, and add a small amount of oil each time. If its overfilled remove oil until its on the 'full' mark.
You don't need to start en stop the engine every time you recheck (step 8.1 & 8.2). Instead I've run it every even time I added oil for a minute or two. Now if the dipstick is showing full then continue to the next step!
Take your time and add small amounts, you don't want to overfill.
Now as you can see I've "overfilled" it by a hair. But since I've got the old dipstick I still need to add more oil to get to the same 'full' mark as the new style dipstick so no worries, this was just for illustrations :)
9. Congratulations, you're done!
The new engine oil is in and if it's applicable to you, then you only need to put the fairing or belly pan back on.
I hope you found it useful and as always: any comments or suggestions are welcome! I plan to do an coolant change when the weather get better, if you need anything documented let me know.