How To Check Motorcycle Oil Level On The Boom Vader – FAQ

You need some clarification if you read the Boom Vader motorcycle owner’s manual in the how to check motorcycle oil level section. The original language was run through a poor translator. Following the manual, I will tell you what I did and how I checked the motorcycle oil level in my Boom Vader bike.

Checking The Motorcycle Oil Level, Per Manual.

FYI, this is my translation from the broken English version of the Boom Vader manual I have.

Checking Boom Vader Oil Level:

1.- Start and idle the engine for 3-5 minutes.

2.- Stop engine. Keep the bike on a level surface.

3.- Rest for 2-3 minutes. 

4.- Pull out the oil dipstick and clean.

Cleaned Oil Dipstick.

5.- Without screwing back in fully, insert the oil dipstick.

Engine oil dipstick inserted, but not screwed in.

6.- Pull out the oil dipstick and observe the oil level between the top and bottom marks of the checkered grid pattern.  

Actually How To Check Motorcycle Oil Level On The Boom Vader with the dipstick.

7.- Adjust motorcycle oil level as needed( FAQ: Boom Vader 125cc Oil Capacity ); do not overfill the oil level.

Adjusting the motorcycle engine oil level if necessary.

8.- Fully insert and screw in the motorcycle oil dipstick. Check for oil leaks/messes.

Boom Vader motorcycle engine oil dipstick fully inserted and secured.

Now, that was something I used to do, translating from the original Boom Vader Motorcycle’s Owners Manual.  

How To Check Motorcycle Oil Level On The Boom Vader (My Version).

I check the oil in my little Boom Vader/Grom-Clone bike before starting the engine.

1.- Safety At All Times( FAQ: Motorcycle Garage Safety Rules ), bike is in gear and off.

2.- With Boom Vader Motorcycle on level ground, my garage is level, and it’s where I keep my bikes; I unscrew and pull out the dipstick and clean it.

A clean engine oil dipstick.

3.- Reinsert the oil dipstick without screwing the dipstick back in.

Boom Vader engine oil dipstick inserted but not screwed in.

4.- I gently lift my bike off the kickstand till the motorcycle is upright and then place it back down on the kickstand.

5.- Pull out the dipstick and observe the oil level between the top and bottom lines of the grid area. Adjust as necessary( FAQ: Boom Vader 125cc Oil Capacity ).

Top of engine oil level in the grid pattern, between the high and low lines.

6.- Reinsert and screw the dipstick into place, and clean up any spilled oil.

Boom Vader motorcycle engine oil dipstick fully inserted and secured.

My Way Of Checking The Motorcycle Oil Level.

I am concerned about starting my bike without a proper oil level. The motorcycle engine oil slowly ‘disappears’ with use, so till I check the oil level, the engine is at risk of damage. Well, in my mind.

Now, I can check the oil at the end of a ride. The engine oil is warmed up, which is the Boom Vader’s owner manual’s intention, but I’m sure the oil is scalding at the end of a ride.

Also, I ride as much as I can. So, at the end of my rides, I have to finish up fast and put my stuff away to get something else done. It’s how I live: one rushed item into the next rushed item.

One thing I don’t like to rush is the oil changes on my motorcycles( Stock Exhaust: Boom Vader 125 Oil Change ), this is where I first ensure I start out with a proper engine oil level.

A couple of Notes About My Motorcycle Engine Oil Level Concerns.

It’s obvious the importance of having enough engine oil, which I have a healthy fear of having.  

A high oil level creates concerns, too.  

Initially, I noticed the oil level dropped while riding the bike, so keeping the oil level high prevented the oil level from ‘disappearing’ and dropping too low.

With my TaoTao TBR7 Chinese Dual-sport motorcycle at a high oil level, the oil carries over the mist, heated oil vapor, and droplets overpower the crankcase oil filter. I got oil in my air box( Oil Leaking From My Motorcycle Air Filter Box )

So, the goal is to have an oil level above the low level and somewhere below the high level. Suppose you check your motorcycle oil level before each ride with my simple method. In that case, my fears of low oil level are addressed, and complications with a high oil level are eliminated.

Ride Safe, Ride Fun!

Picture of me, as a New Motorcyclist.
Just Me…Newly Licensed.

Hi I’m Tom, A New Motorcycle Rider and Blog Author.

I am a new rider(Pa Learners Permit at the end of 2020, and I received a Pa Motorcycle License in 2021 after passing a Motorcycle Safety Course).

I bought my first motorcycle, a TaoTao TBR7, at the beginning of 2021 and have been doing upgrades on that motorcycle since.

I added to my motorcycle collection by buying a Boom Vader Gen 2 in 2022, and that Grom-Clone motorcycle has been upgraded by me as well.

I continue to ride my Boom Vader Gen 2 motorcycle as well as my TaoTao TBR7 dual-sport bike.

Read more on my About Me page.

Fun Fact: I’ve only been on one group ride.

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