Way more than 1.1!
Recently bought 2014 TW. During my routine checking things over when I got home inspection, I noticed a mist of oil on the crankcase. Went to adjust pilot screw and noticed a drop of oil on carb (screw was already adjusted 2.5 out). Cleaned dirty air filter (clogged with dust).
...then, I checked the oil level. The sight window was completely dark. I tipped TW over to the left (way over) and I finally could see it was overfilled with oil.
I drained this much oil out to get it back within the top mark of the oil level sight window. I don't have an exact measurement, maybe 1/2 quart but you can see it's way too much oil.
TW is all better now.
Trying like a wildman, but I can't find the hammer in this photo????
Tom in Wichita
78 Moto Guzzi SP1000
87 Yamaha TW200
99 Yamaha TW200
03 Honda Shadow Spirit (girlfriend's ride)
74 Moto Guzzi Eldorado Police model (in many pieces)
I'm guessing the previous owner never noticed the "window to the TW's soul" and just topped it off. :-/
If engine had been run with that much oil and the crank had not whipped oil into a milky slurry froth then it speaks well for the versatility of the engine design. If so then it is a reassurance to those whose TWs tend to suck a bit of oil during sustained highway cruising and worry about over-filling. I have cautiously overfilled my crankcase prior to such extended highway runs, but only by a little bit. Nice to know.
2003 TW200 "Betty Boop"
2006 TW200 "Nibbler", a.k.a. “Mr.Gizmo"
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And with that dark oil you didn't change it???? How many miles on it?
Oh, ANOTHER TW???
2014 BMW R1200GS LC