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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-01-2018, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Change - How much oil to put back in?

The service manual doesn't really tell me anything. If it does, I missed it. All of the videos I've watched for the Panigale say it is about 3.5 Liters. But after putting 3.5 Liters in the bike, the oil level in the sight glass is completely full.

I ran the bike for a few minutes to let the oil soak into the filter, and while the bike is running the site glass is just a bit under the high mark, but as soon as I shut the bike off, it gradually goes back to being completely full. This is with the bike on front/rear stands, so there are no lean angles in the equation.

Should I be checking the site glass with the bike cold, and leaning? Cold and upright? Warm and leaning? Warm and upright? I'm not really sure, so here I am...

I need to make sure I put in the right amount before I go ride it and **** something up that I can't afford to fix.

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Owners manual page 256: 1 gallon of oil

Page 242 of the owners manual:

"Oil level must be checked with the motorcycle perfectly upright and the engine cold. Oil level should be between the marks on the sight glass."

Make sure the bike is level both fore and aft and side to side. Check the oil with the motor off.

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I changed oil from Ducati dealer just a day before and here's what I observed:

- Used total 4 cans of 1L Each (Shell 15W50: http://www.autonewspress.com/wp-cont...erfly-Pack.jpg)
- The engineer soaked the new oil filter in the oil from the first can for 10 min in a separate vessel.
- He then filled total 3 cans, 1L each (including the first can in which he soaked the filter)
- Started the bike and let it idle for about 5 min
- Filled another .7L from the fourth can

So a total of 3.7L got used.
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3.7L is exactly the number stated in the workshop manual. See attached image found on page 48 of the workshop manual posted on this site.
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I used 3.5 liters on mine, just below the upper mark ten minutes after shutdown.

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I just did an oil change a few days ago. I used a measuring cup this time. l ended up using 3.5L to get it right in the middle in the window.

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My owners manual is calling for 1 Gallon of 15W-50. That comes to 3.7L.

What oil brand do people use typically? I'm partial to either LiquiMoly or Motul for the car and bike respectively. Does everyone use the Shell?
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3 fluid changes and not used Shell for any of them, Motul was used.

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my owners manual is calling for 1 gallon of 15w-50. That comes to 3.7l.

What oil brand do people use typically? I'm partial to either liquimoly or motul for the car and bike respectively. Does everyone use the shell?
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-26-2018, 10:01 AM
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I am on my 3rd oil change for my bike with 3125 Miles on my bike.
I last changed my oil at 1900 miles and did oil and filter.
Since then the bike has seen 8 track days.
This time I only did oil, no filter.
I used Silkolene Pro 4 15w-50 - 3L was sufficient to bring it to the middle of the sight glass.
I let the oil drain from the bike for about 1 HR.
I plan on doing the next oil change at the 4,000 mile mark and will do oil and filter this time. The bike will have seen another 6 track days by then.
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