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    Filling oil on 1300

    just wondering how people fill there oil in the 1300.Has any one come up with a good idea how to not spill the dam oil all over the ski.
    because of yamaha's great design in useing a Black filler neck insted of a clear hose its verry hard to see the oil when it gets to the top.Call me stupid but i over fill it evey time
    Is there any way you can check how much oil there is left befor the oil warning light comes on....... "Home made dip stick ect"
    Also when the oil warning light go's off how many liters of oil is left in the 5.5lt tank.

    Thanks


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    this was asked on ozpwc and someone came upo with a nice way to deal with over flow...dig on there and you will fidn it.

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    you forgot to mention the best part, when u spill..

    All the oil gets trapped under the cowlings... and slowly drips into the foot wells.. creating a wonderful mess.

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    I hate it!!!!

    The best way that I have found is to top off before every ride so that you're set for the day.

    I have one of those screw on tubes for the oil jug. I open the hood and pull the basket and watch the oil fill the tank as I pour. When I get to the flat part on the top of the tank, I just quit while I'm ahead!!!!

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    I top mine off after a ride using " propel" water bottles , I have found that i use about one bottle (16 oz) after a ride...these propel water bottles make very handy oil cans....I fill them from my gallon jugs of amzoil...on long trips put a couple bottles in the storage bin in case you need to get robbed at the marina pumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceman View Post
    you forgot to mention the best part, when u spill..

    All the oil gets trapped under the cowlings... and slowly drips into the foot wells.. creating a wonderful mess.
    And thats why i had to ask the question.i did it today and no mater how hard i try not to go to far i still make a mess.

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    The tank is clear, just watch the oil level as you fill.

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    If you take out your front storage bucket you can see the top 1/3 of the oil tank behind the gas tank.

    I refill after 3 tanks of fuel if im just riding local. I make sure its full if im doing a forum type ride that can use 2 or more tanks on a trip.

    I roll up a standard 8x11 piece of paper and use as a disposable funnel. I pour the oil from the 2.5 gallon jugs into a 32 oz plastic soda cup and add it that way. It's easier to control the flow then out of the jugs.

    I stop after every 32 oz cup and check the level through the front bucket. I fill until its about a 1/4 inch from the top. Most skis dont sit level on the trailer so i dont risk filling the tank to the top. It will back up the filler hose before the tank tops off.

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    oil block off plate and never worry again! no more mess! for only around ten dollars! Just my two cents Tahnks Lee

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    what is a oil block off plate.Got a pic?

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