Even the best motorcycle oil can only protect your engine if you keep it at the right level. We explain how to top up your engine oil quickly and safely.
If the inspection window or dipstick tells you that your oil level is low, but that the oil is still in good condition, it's a great idea to top up your oil as soon as possible.
The first step in doing this is to make sure you add the right oil. Your bike's user manual can help with this.
Once you have your oil, make sure your bike is again parked on level ground and on a centerstand or paddock stand. Your engine should be cool, and you should wait at least 20 minutes to give the oil time to drain fully back into the sump.
Bear in mind that over-filling is as bad for your engine as under-filling; so don't treat the high level mark as a target. It's best to aim for a little below this line.
How often should you check you motorcycle engine oil? Our answer will always be to check it as often as possible. That’s because, even the best motorcycle engine oil won’t protect your engine if the levels become too low. Even if your bike doesn’t burn lots of oil, a few hot days and some long rides on your motorcycle can burn off more oil than you might anticipate.
It's very important to check the level and condition of motorcycle engine oil on a regular basis. The good news is that this is an easy task, whether your motorcycle has an oil inspection window or a dipstick. There are just a few easy rules that you need to follow.
Most modern bikes have a glass inspection window to let you see the level and the condition of your motorcycle engine oil without getting your hands dirty. You may have to get close to the ground to use this properly, but oil checks like these are easy to get right by following a few simple rules.
It's important to check motorcycle oil at regular intervals in order to maintain your bike's performance and safety. Fortunately, this is an easy task even if your bike has a dipstick rather than an inspection window. Just follow our simple guidelines to assess your motorcycle oil level and condition in minutes.
Motorcycle brake fluid or motorcycle brake oil as it’s sometimes known, is a highly engineered fluid that is able withstand extreme temperatures and protect the entire brake system. It’s vital to check the level of your brake fluid regularly. Follow our simple guide on how to do this properly.
It may be a natural product, but waste oil can be incredibly harmful to the environment if not disposed of correctly. Castrol is committed to recycling oil to the greatest possible extent, and we encourage every valued customer to play their part by learning how to make sure their used motorcycle oil is safely recycled.