I have not been able to be here for a long time being swamped at work - not much time to ride the new 350cc classic either. Just dashing off a note for guidance, on the oil level. The other bike I have is the AVL 500, where I have figured out the oil level subject pretty well by now. The 350 cc is a new iron engine, and I wanted to hear from folks here who know the subject - is the oil level on the iron engine to be dealt with in the same way as the AVL? Reason I ask is that the new bike came with factory filled oil, where the level is full on the dipstick, when the engine is cold. Haven't checked on the hot engine yet. The dipstick also is smaller than the one on the AVL - I dont know if that is because the 350 is an iron engine, or because it is 350 cc.I am seeing smoke out of the tail pipe for some time when I fire up the bike in the morning. I never seen that in the AVL.Bike has done just 270 kms - about 180 miles. I remember reading somewhere that in the AVL, the oil pump is a better design, pushes oil around very well, as compared to the one in the iron engine. That is why I understand that the AVL engine hates being overfilled with oil. And the high pressure means that it struggles to keep the oil inside the engine, if overfilled.WIth all of this as background, should I extract some oil from the tank of the 350 so that it is at the halfway mark on the dipstick when the engine is cold? Or should I wait till the first service comes around at 500kms?Is that the answer to the smoking problem? Or should I just soldier along for another 200 miles to the first service and then address this - and if so, what it the correct level for the 350 iron engine? I know that most on this forum have a 500 iron engine if they have it at all, but I think both sizes will have the same oil level answer.My preference is to do nothing till the first service, will this cause any harm to the engine - apart from the risks of plug fouling perhaps.As always, appreciate any/all feedback.
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