Bmw ninet racer 2018
What engine temp is high enough to check oil level ?
Thsnks,To ensure a correct display, only check the oil level on the warm driven engine.
BMW recommends checking the oil level after a ride of at least 50km. Keep vertically and wait 5 minutes so that the oil can collect in the tub
The show glass should be half full. The higher the temp, the higher the level.
...somewhat around 80-90 °C should be ok,
Thanks, helpfulIf you can see oil in your sightglass before a ride (while the bike is level), you're fine. If its at the minimum, go ahead and add oil. When I top-off, I fill it to about 3/4 in the sight glass and forget it.
Very simple. Don't overthink it.
Source: Been doing it this way for the last 30k miles.
FWIW, I checked the oil level with the bike completely cold a few days ago, and then again last night after a 30-minute ride home (and after letting the bike sit for about 5 minutes) and the oil level looked very similar with both a cold and warm engine.
As I've mentioned in a few previous posts, I put a calendar reminder in my phone to check my oil level every two weeks. Doing that should ensure my oil level never gets too low.
- I probably overfilled the UGS in the beginning
- the BMW workshops have a tendency to overfill the oil after a change, resulting also in the characteristic smell of hot engine oil
- my UGS used roughly 150 ml per 1000 km for the first 10k km, 100 ml afterwards with the mineral oil and has reduced the consumption to almost not measurable after 25k km
- when "overfilled" at the BMW dealer's it will still burn off the top though....