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I find 4 quarts without new oil filter fills to the top of the sight glass. Add 4-6 oz for new oil filter.

I never look anymore until after I have dumped the entire 4 quarts into the engine.

If I drain cold I figure the fill is correct when it reaches the same level before drain. But still start the engine and let it run a minute. Put things away. Then look again at the sight glass.
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If you are only putting in a US gallon you are underfilled by nearly 1/2 a quart. Check the manual.
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I pour a couple ounces of oil in the filter out of a measuring cup with 7 oz of oil in it, install the filter, then pour a gallon and the remainder of the 7 oz cup in the crankcase, and don't worry about it for 4000 miles, when I change the oil/filter again.
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In the USA, you can get an unlimited mileage warranty from Yamaha for less than $100 a year for four years. For some of us, 100,000 miles wonít even get us out outside the warranty.
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Actually I think it means they cant deny you the factory warranty as long as you use items that meets the manufacturer's specifications installed by someone by factory standards.
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If you are only putting in a US gallon you are underfilled by nearly 1/2 a quart. Check the manual.
No way. 4.02 quarts is per the Owner's Manual:


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With oil filter my 2018A calls for 4.23 qts

4 qts plus .23 of another quart

.23 of a quart is 7.36 0z

Hence 1 gal 7 oz with filter

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I refill with 4 qts and somewhere around 5 oz and then completely ignore the sight glass. It ain't rocket science.
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If you are only putting in a US gallon you are underfilled by nearly 1/2 a quart. Check the manual.
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No way. 4.02 quarts is per the Owner's Manual:

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With oil filter my 2018A calls for 4.23 qts

4 qts plus .23 of another quart

.23 of a quart is 7.36 0z

Hence 1 gal 7 oz with filter
If every country used the metric system of measurement the world would be a better place for everybody except carpenters.

I suspect the imperial system remains in carpentry because it is much too ingrained in our building industry and in the many millions of already constructed structures in many parts of the world. Actually I don't know what they use elsewhere in the world outside of North America. Maybe everybody uses feet and inches?

Measurements of volume should be in metric units, then there'd be no (little?) confusion. Imperial ounces, pints, quarts and gallons are different from the same units in the US system, which further confuses things by having different gallons for liquid and for dry measurements.

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If every country used the metric system of measurement the world would be a better place for everybody except carpenters.

I suspect the imperial system remains in carpentry because it is much too ingrained in our building industry and in the many millions of already constructed structures in many parts of the world. Actually I don't know what they use elsewhere in the world outside of North America. Maybe everybody uses feet and inches?

Measurements of volume should be in metric units, then there'd be no (little?) confusion. Imperial ounces, pints, quarts and gallons are different from the same units in the US system, which further confuses things by having different gallons for liquid and for dry measurements.

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LOL well at 70 years old I don't think I'm interested in learning a new way to measure things. I think President Jimmy Carter tried to implement metric in the US when I was maybe 25 years old, but it didn't go over too well.

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I pour a gallon in mine plus 7 more ounces with a filter change -- 4.23 quarts per the manual. I start the bike and let it run long enough to make sure it doesn't leak. Ten minutes later it's below the top line. But the next day it's on the top line. I could go nuts trying to get it perfect by dribbling oil int it until it's "full." The next day it'd be over the window.
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