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post #1 of 38 Old 08-23-2012, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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oops I filled Up My oil To the top... Scared.

I was doing some maintenance on my 08 700xx When I seen the oil was low. So I though I would have to fill it up for awhile if I fill the whole oil tank to the top. Well then I though after I did it that maybe its not good. So should I leave it in there or drain it all out and buy another bottle of oil? Keep in mind I filled the whole oil tank up!

P.S I DID NOT start the engine up yet. Will I get any engine damage still?

Thanks for any help, I am real scared I F**ked it up...

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I would drain it before starting, shouldn't do any damage if you haven't run bike. Not sure how you checked the oil but it's a little tricky on the XX if you ask me. Cause if you just check it, with out running and warming up it will read low.

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dont overfill a motor with oil its not good for it. Ones with a external ressi can be over filled slightly but not to the top.

dont cheap out on oil and oil maintence if you have a expensive machine spend a extra $50-$100 a year a change the oil regulary it will save you $$ in the long run

on my race/drag bike i change the oil after every 10-20 passes these are a way different than your bike but it equates to maybe 10-15 minutes of run time tops. obviously im not saying thats what you should do but realisticly i would say on a trail bike 12-15 hours change it. If your ever in doubt that its not right just drain it out and put it back in you can recyle it if its new oil and it takes less than 10 mins


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I would drain the engine and tank. Change the filter and refill with correct amount of new oil.

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I would drain the engine and tank. Change the filter and refill with correct amount of new oil.
I 2nd this and as EHS said don't cheap out on regular maint...

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All the above is great advice. Shouldn't take more than 2 quarts of Honda Oil. Slightly over is OK. Be sure to drain the small amount that remains in the crankcase. Your owner's manual will be a guide as to where that drain plug is. You should also be very careful as to the orientation of the oil filter. A Honda filter has information on the filter housing as to which side goes forward. Warm up engine before checking oil level. Book says 5 minutes. Just ride it around for a short trip then check the level.
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Thanks so much for your help guys! One more question, do I need to buy a new filter you guys were talking about or just clean it?

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Thanks so much for your help guys! One more question, do I need to buy a new filter you guys were talking about or just clean it?
Put in a new one.

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Baxter is right on. Not only is this a good idea whenever your change oil but it will give you a chance to make sure the filter is pointing in the correct orientation. One other thing, when you re-install the filter housing do not and I repeat do not over tighten the screws. That long screw only goes in one position. If you tighten it as the owner’s manual instructs you may pop the head off. Just use a box wrench and tighten the screws alternating from bottom to top, then from side to side and carefully "snug" them all up. These screws will be tight enough to when you remove the filter housing cover again they will give a good pop.
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You guys are awesome! Thanks for all of your help guys! You made it go so much more smoothly, thanks!

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