checking oil in tranmission

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Checking oil in the transmission.
What is the best way to check the oil level in the transmission? I purchased a bike not complete and am not taking any chances on what may have been worked on. So far everthing has been 100% good. However the transmission is one of those unknown's until I confirm whats in there!
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Kurt

probably need to update the 75% complete to a 85% made a bunch of headway today.
 
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Drain Plug at the bottom toward the back, level plug 2/3 down on the left facing the tranny at the kickstart and the inspection cover kinda behind the kick lever, 2 screws. At 7 to 8 oz's, drain it, fill to the level plug, let sit for a while, add oil to the level plug again.
Take it out for a run then double check level by looking into the inspection cover. It is more reassuring for me to see the oil at the level plug from above.

Sorry for the misleading post above.
Check the level and fill through the inspection cover, fill to level plug, drain through drain plug.
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How do you add oil? With a plastic fuel sized tube on the end of a funnel? Seems like such a small space, so i was wondering if there was an easy way to check/add oil. Looks like you can barely get the filler plug/bolt out.
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kwb210 said:
How do you add oil? With a plastic fuel sized tube on the end of a funnel? Seems like such a small space, so i was wondering if there was an easy way to check/add oil. Looks like you can barely get the filler plug/bolt out.
kurt

Wouldn't you just fill it through that giant hole on the cover?
 
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Sorry for the misleading post above.

Check the level and fill through the inspection cover, fill to level plug, drain through drain plug.

My thoughts then and now are that if you don't know what's in there, you better drain it and add new. Check draind oil for glitter and what not and assess.

I have a Chilton, Haynes and a workshop manual and I use all three. Don't own a Norton without em.

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Wow, I sure missed that one. I'm used to a BMW, their are only 2 holes/ports, one is the drain and the other is the fill. I was thinking the one on the backside of the trans was also the filler port and the big "hole" on the outside was some kind of inspection port. Okay!!! And yes, I agree, not knowing whats in there means drain it out just in case. On this bike the entire engine, gearbox is dry since it was all rebuilt and never fired off. Thats the way I got it. So today I added the oil. And I used that big hole on the side, gee it worked just fine!

""I've gotta know, is that your primary in the avatar?""

And yes, the avatar is my primary. Bike has a belt drive. The PO did a really nice job on drilling the holes and the polish work.

Thanks for the input.

After this weekend I am probably 90% done on the bike. Its getting exciting to get this close. Now it will be the small items that will drive me crazy. But a good crazy! :D
Thanks,
kurt
 
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