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How do check the chaincase oil? It's a 1979 Exciter 440. it doesn't have a dipstick, and the filler plug, is above the overflow/breather, so if I fill it up to the filler hole, it will overflow.
 

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I'll try and get this started. Sounds to me the overflow/breather is an oil overflow? If you add oil thru the filler hole and it comes out the overflow, it's full. I believe most gearcases hold only about 8.5oz of oil. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong......
 

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Well the breather is 3/4 of the way up, so i'd have to dump a quart, not the 8 oz the manufacturer recommends.
 

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Your best bet may be to change it. Clean everything, check for wear and replace with 8oz of fresh oil........
 

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There is a small philips head screw on the main body of the chaincase, inside the right vented footwell. Take a flashlight and look, you can see it and reach it with a long screwdriver. I was told that is your full level, when lube comes out that hole the case is full. I have to swap mine out, im gonna take the lazy way home and flush it through that hole for now.
 

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Thanks, I looked on a spare parts chaincase, and thought that was what the manual (clymer) was referring to, but wanted to be sure. I didn't wan't too little oil in there.
 

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Yeah it seems like very little lube, but at high speeds splash from the chain spreads it around nicely :)
 
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