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Ok, since this site glass thing is new to me over a regular dip stick answer me this... Today when I started it up there was no oil to be seen in the glass so I shut it off and waited... glass fill to half way. Question is...should I see oil in the site glass while its running? Might sound stupid but I have always trust a dip stick.
 

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Ok, since this site glass thing is new to me over a regular dip stick answer me this... Today when I started it up there was no oil to be seen in the glass so I shut it off and waited... glass fill to half way. Question is...should I see oil in the site glass while its running? Might sound stupid but I have always trust a dip stick.
Not a stupid question at all. You won’t see it in there when it is running. Only when off. It’s cycling out of the sump and through the engine when running. Caught me off guard my first time noticing it too.
 

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I've had alot of Kawasaki dirt bikes and 4 wheelers over the years. The last one I can remember having a sight glass was my old 1983 KDX 200, great bike!

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LOL.....I changed my oil yesterday, started it and watched the sight glass immediately empty. The immediate impulse is to shut it off.....eeeeek a massive leak! :eek: It does kind of freak you out. Takes a while to fully return to the fill level after the engine is turned off.
 

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I've had alot of Kawasaki dirt bikes and 4 wheelers over the years. The last one I can remember having a sight glass was my old 1983 KDX 200, great bike!

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First time I've ever had anything with a site glass and I've been riding for over 30 yrs so it was strange to me.
 

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LOL.....I changed my oil yesterday, started it and watched the sight glass immediately empty. The immediate impulse is to shut it off.....eeeeek a massive leak! :eek: It does kind of freak you out. Takes a while to fully return to the fill level after the engine is turned off.

That's how I felt
 

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I actually glanced under the machine expecting to see a pool of oil! :) I actually have more than a few pieces of equipment with sight glasses, but, they are for monitoring hydraulic reservoirs and fluctuate, bit never drain completely on a flow demand.

Still, I prefer the sight glass over a dipstick . Its a visual reminder of how condition, and condensation.
 

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I like it. All the older stuff I had them.

I ran into the guy that bought my old buggy a few weeks ago. He bought it from the dealer I traded at nearly a year ago and they hadn't told him much about it. I gave him my number in case he needed to know anything about the aftermarket stuff on it. That night he called wanting to know how to check the oil.
 
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