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Hi all, just picked up my Raid yesturday and doesn't seem to be a great deal of oil in it, How much should I see through the sight window on LHS of the engine?

I don't see to have a dipstick (told you I'm new to this machine) so I'm guessing the window gives you all the info you need.

I'm looking to do an oil and filter change asap, but want to top up whats there whilst I await delivary.

Last Question- air filter, looks a bit mucky, what's the best way to wash it through with and reoil with (limited equipment in my mans cave) or treat the ole girl to a new filter whist I'm firing up the paypal?

I'll try and make future questions more excitingsmile



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Glad you got it home OK Shack!

Check the oil with the bike balanced in an upright position - not on the stand. There should be full and "fill me up now!" marks on the casing alongside the sight glass but basically I would run it with the oil at the full mark as your Raid only holds a litre - if it hasn't got the oil cooler fitted.

The free download of the workshop manual is the best option as the Haynes manual covers a number of different models and can be a tad irritating to use as a consequence. 

Also get a download of the owners manual. Not much difference between models over the years - especially mechanically.

Best to have two air filters. One in the bike and a spare one all cleaned and oiled ready to fit. That gives you time to wash, dry and re-oil the dirty one. Once done, keep in a sealed plastic bag until needed.

Don't worry about asking questions, that's one of the main reasons for the forum wink

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Thanks Brian, I'll get ordering those bits, and give the girl a drink using the idiot linesaww in the mroning.

I've downloded the manual from here, but do like a paper one to thumb through when I'm getting mucky in the garage.



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shack wrote:

I've downloded the manual from here, but do like a paper one to thumb through when I'm getting mucky in the garage.


 I totally agree about having a printed version. I have such a beast in a big heavy plastic Lever Arch file with each page in its own plastic sleeve.

When I updated my PC I put the old one in the workshop with a wireless link but it's not so easy to access the manual on the PC with oily gloves on as the printed version  wink



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Brian

I have down loaded the service manual but where do I get the owners manual from?

Thanks

 



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