Check your oil level precisely and easily!
Checking your motorcycle's oil level is a simple but essential operation once every thousand miles.
To make a precise check of this level, prop your motorcycle on its center stand. If it only has a side stand, make sure you set your motorcycle perfectly upright a few seconds just before reading the dipstick.
Most OEMs recommend running the engine two to three minutes so that the oil spreads throughout the internal lubrication circuit. After that, stop the engine, wait for a minute and read the level either using the dipstick or by looking through the little sight window on the sump. In the first case, unscrew the dipstick, wipe it, reinsert it without screwing, and then take a precise reading.
The correct level is located between the 'max' and 'min' marks, and must not be higher or lower. Too low a level of oil could cause serious engine damage for want of lubrication, whereas too high a level causes excessive pressure damaging the lubrication circuit and absorbing more power.
If the level is too low, add just the right amount, be careful to not add too much oil. Proceed in stages and always wait for a few seconds for the oil to descend into the engine sump.
To avoid introducing foreign bodies into the sump, especially fine dirt or sand, work in a clean area and clean around the dipstick or cap before unscrewing them. By following this advice, you can rest assured of safely riding your motorcycle.
Do not place blind faith in the oil display to make this check!
Motul lubricants are precisely formulated to take into account OEM's specifications and all the most recent approvals. They are therefore advanced products which perfectly meet all technical constraints. They comprise their own additives, selected for their qualities, and represent the best compromise between performances, protection and longevity.
Adding an additive would be like modifying your lubricant and endangering the longevity of your engine. On the other hand, regular, careful maintenance of course promotes longevity.
Last, motorcycle engine lubricant generally lubricates the gearbox and clutch and must be of precise and constant quality. All the Motul range of motorcycle lubricants perfectly meets these constraints, without any other additive being needed.
2-stroke - Injector
In 2-stroke engines, oil is directly injected into the engine and therefore entirely used up. The word sump is no longer used but reservoir, which must be filled, along with gas. A red display lighting up indicates a low reservoir level. If it begins to flicker, fill up the reservoir as soon as possible with a specific Motul oil for 2-stroke injector engines.