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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:34 pm 
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I got a 2007 with 1000 miles on it this spring. The guy thought it was too small for him, but it fits me great. Unfortunately it came without an owner's manual from the guy. This made the first oil change a bit more difficult.

I searched through the many "what kind of oil" threads, and I watched a video on YouTube that helped a lot. They used a little over 1.5 qts. of oil.

When I changed my oil it took a full 2 quarts. I made sure that I was level, and the oil has never looked too high on the dipstick as I have been checking it since.

The only differences I can think of are the years of the bikes and if the bike has to be taken off its kickstand and leveled to check the oil.

Did I put the right amount in by going to the top of the XX out section of the dipstick? If I did put too much oil in is there any harm?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:45 pm 
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I got a 2007 with 1000 miles on it this spring. The guy thought it was too small for him, but it fits me great. Unfortunately it came without an owner's manual from the guy. This made the first oil change a bit more difficult.

I searched through the many "what kind of oil" threads, and I watched a video on YouTube that helped a lot. They used a little over 1.5 qts. of oil.

When I changed my oil it took a full 2 quarts. I made sure that I was level, and the oil has never looked too high on the dipstick as I have been checking it since.

The only differences I can think of are the years of the bikes and if the bike has to be taken off its kickstand and leveled to check the oil.

Did I put the right amount in by going to the top of the XX out section of the dipstick? If I did put too much oil in is there any harm?


yes - it does ... needs to be level to check the level

1.6 is what the manual says .. 1.75 is about what the real world translation is

http://www.angelfire.com/rebellion2/mil ... hange.html

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:46 pm 
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to properly get a dip stick reading:

run bike for two minutes at idle to warm up and stir up oil above the sump.

let bike sit for 60 seconds as you remove dip stick, wipe it down, sit on bike, hold it level on level ground.

at exactly 60 seconds, insert dip stick to touch o-ring to top of opening in side engine cover -- do not thread in.

take reading.

oil should be at top of hash marks.

best not to overfill -- generally add after oil change under and then top off on second reading.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:17 pm 
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too much oil is definately no good, oil will come out your airbox and stuff like that.

best you check the level properly again. just in case..


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Did you look in the left side cover for a manual ?


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Thanks. I did check the left side cover. It looks like a may need to take a little bit out. Any ideas?


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If you've not done a change in a while, just do a change.

If you have, then get a length of hose or tubing that will fit through the filler hole and you can cover with your thumb. Dip it into the oil, plug it with your thumb, lift the hose. Remove your thumb, and the oil will run out.

Repeat for as long as it takes.

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If you have, then get a length of hose or tubing that will fit through the filler hole and you can cover with your thumb. Dip it into the oil, plug it with your thumb, lift the hose. Remove your thumb, and the oil will run out.


When I first got the rebel, the previous owner put in two quarts of oil.

But instead of the thumb technique I used the tubing like a straw and sucked it out.

My idea was to suck until the oil level reaches about 3/4 of the way and then use the thumb to hold pressure and remove oil..

but instead, I got a mouthful of oil. :oops: :roll:

So dont you make the same mistake..


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I did the same thing...I didn't get any oil in my mouth, but I used a long piece of clear plastic tubing and sucked the oil out like using a straw. It reminded me of when I used to "borrow" gas from my father's tractor for my go-kart...

Disclaimer: It's not a good idea to be inhaling the fumes from the oil so I recommend using a hand pump like a mityvac-

Ok, enough of this...back to trying to regrow the missing brain cells


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I wonder if that video that you watched, was mine. Manual calls for 1.6 qt and that's what I put in so it lands between the min-max on the dipstick. :).

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I would bet money that it was your video Skel3tor1.

It was actually your video that had you getting to speed on the freeway that sealed the deal for me buying the Rebel. This is my first year on a bike and I could not be happier. I have 3000 miles under my belt and have no urge to move up. The bike gets me back and forth, gets great gas mileage, and has more than enough speed for my 220 lbs.


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It was actually your video that had you getting to speed on the freeway that sealed the deal for me buying the Rebel. This is my first year on a bike and I could not be happier.


Awesome! I like hearing stuff like this. :)
Glad you are having a blast!

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