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Old Nov 27th 2012, 02:29 AM   #31
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I simply just pull the bike to the right side, level it as precisely as I can...and check the oil level. Not a problem as the sidestand is down on the left side.

Easy!
Before you say "easy", do you have the revised fairing with oil-sight window?
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Old Nov 27th 2012, 10:46 AM   #32
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It's just part of the unique Ducati experience!
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Old Nov 27th 2012, 10:55 AM   #33
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I don't have any issues, I've got the old fairing but I just stand the bike up squint and see the site glass in the fairing space, a penlight helps but not essential if you've got decent lighting in your garage.
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Old Nov 27th 2012, 03:02 PM   #34
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Me I stand on one leg to the right of the bike with the front wheel pointed to Bologna and the sun in my back. Holding the bike upright with my right hand and my head tilted 15 to the left I get a clear view of the sightglass. Piece o'cake.
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Old Nov 27th 2012, 05:23 PM   #35
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It's little known but all Ducati oil levels are synched with the shadow of the sun on the Bologna clock tower. Simply call up a webcam to check your oil levels.

Note, this excludes the Desmo for which you read it the exact opposite way...or stand on your head.
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Old Nov 27th 2012, 08:50 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by Xbox View Post
Before you say "easy", do you have the revised fairing with oil-sight window?
Nope..I dont have an Oil sight window cut-out like most of the Pani Owners.

I just hold a really small bright LED flashlight on my left hand while pulling the bike's right throttle grip with my right hand. Point the LED flashlight onto the fairing's gap between the clutch housing. Then, I get to see the level easily with the flashlight pointed through the gap.

Panigales are very light bikes, so pulling it up from the sidestand can be done by yourself, not like hayabusas or ZX14's...etc...
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Old Nov 27th 2012, 09:24 PM   #37
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ok, so I am reading this article about the Mike Hailwood replica circa 1980, based on the 900SS. Evidently this model required the owner to remove the left exhaust along with the one piece fairing to check the oil level. I guess we have it easy guys!

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This is one of the best threads for ages

Who would have thought
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yeah but that's just because it's been a while since anyone posted on the "what's the best oil to run in my pani" thread!

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This is one of the best threads for ages

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Old Nov 28th 2012, 03:34 PM   #40
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yeah but that's just because it's been a while since anyone posted on the "what's the best oil to run in my pani" thread!
I have been wondering how to accurately measure clutch fluid.
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