Almost everyone just uses a gallon= to 4 qts., as for overfilling the Honda recommended 3.9 qts. capacity, 4qts. would only equal another 3.2 ounces. At 1 gallon mine is just right on the stick. It's either that or get out a measuring cup?? T.joel3078 said:Hey neighbor. Pour in a gallon/4qts and the level is perfect like you say. Anyway, it makes it easy to buy oil by the gallon instead of all those small bottles. Also recycle the old oil in the drain pan is easy as you pour the old oil into the gallon bottle.
Mine says that too. I have been pouring in the full 4 quarts for 4.5 years now with no ill effects.DT said:
wvnnva said:Haven't changed the oil on my 05 Wing yet because I have only had it six weeks and put 2000 miles on it. Oil was changed when I bought it.
However, on my VTX 1300, I used the Mobil 1-110 filter which I believe is a little longer than stock. Therefore I used the entire four qts. (specs showed 3.9 capacity).
Is it possible you are using the smaller filter on your Wing? :?
Ditto-Add 4 Qt and be done with ot until next oil changeNJREF said:OK to chime in ....on my 05 manual says NOT to screw in the dipstick.
I have had the same problem....that is I add just under 4qts and it does not register at all on the stick
(and yes I let the engine warm up, put it on the center stand and wait as per the manual)
When I add all four it barely registers.
What I have found is that when placing the dipstick and it is NOT screwed in it can be at an angle...angled enough not to read properly...kind of a silly design.
Anyway.....as others suggested...I add 4 qts and don't worry about it until the next change.
Guilty as charged... My wing doesn't leak oil nor burn oil, so I trust that most of it will still be there when the time comes to change it.wvnnva said:Hope this is not hijacking the thread. I notice that a couple of you mentioned that you "don't worry about it until the next change." Does that mean that you do not check your oil (on the dipstick) between changes?"