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It is impossible to see the oil level in the site glass. Shall I buy an aftermarket dipstick? Will it hurt my cycle if it has too much oil in it? Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks. Mike

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Hi Mike,

If you cannot see the oil, then it has to be pretty dirty in there...?  It is important to have the correct level of oil in the engine, and yes too much oil can cause problems.  If an aftermarket dipstick is easily available then that would be one way, or you may try an oil flush/clean product to try and clean the engine internals and sight glass.

Good luck,

Jan

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Have owned over 50 of these fine classic Honda motorcycles

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International CBX Owners Association, SAE, Materials Research Society

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CBXPress, VLMC magazine, Used Bike Guide

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PhD in Materials Science, Post-Doc in prototyping automotive components

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