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    Posted: 07 Apr 2019 at 03:29
I have an oil leak, the oil sensor, I am having it fixed, have a part on order and have been riding my motoguzzi nevada in the meantime.  I went to top it off and put to much oil in it.  Is it ok to ride it til it's fixed or do i run the risk of messing it up with too much oil, it's like a 1/4 " over the X
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Worst thing that will happen is that your air box will get flooded with oil and it might clog the air filter.

Why not put a tray under the bike, undo the drain plug, pull it away for a moment and screw it back again?
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It would be better to correct the oil level and monitor it, You will not risk anything and probably discover that the leak is very unsightly but is minimal in terms of engine oil quantity. You can always top it up.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Erickrout Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 2019 at 11:36
thanks, i did take some out last night.  but i drove it around for a day with too much and i'm hoping i didn't mess anything up
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