How to Check the Oil in an Intruder Motorcycle

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The Suzuki Intruder is a line of cruiser style motorcycles that were offered to riders from 1986 through 2005. Four engine sizes were available, ranging from 400 cc to 700 cc, all of which were paired to a five-speed manual transmission. By proactively monitoring your Intruder's oil level and quality, you can help prevent premature engine wear and oil leaks if you notice particularly dirty oil or if it is remarkably low.

Step 1

Start up your Intruder and let the engine idle for five to 10 minutes to allow the oil to heat up and increase its viscosity, then turn off the motorcycle.

Step 2

Remove the oil filler cap found on the right-hand side of the engine and slowly pull it out.

Step 3

Clean the dipstick that is built-in to the oil filler cap by wiping it with a paper towel.

Step 4

Insert the cap with the clean dipstick all the way into the engine and remove it.

Step 5

Read the engine oil level that appears on the dipstick when you pull it out. The oil level should be at the notch on the dipstick. If it is lower than the notch, you will need to add more oil.

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