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The oil change procedure is pretty straight forward for the most part. I have noticed the oil level rises significantly once hot, about a 1/2 inch. I have a few tips, in my opinion on doing the level correctly. The 1st thing is the reading the dipstick correctly. I have found several people reading it wrong. Just to be clear, the dipstick has a line half way up the checkered section. This is the full line, not the 1/2 way line. On the reverse side of the dipstick it is very clear as to where full is. The dipstick must be completely screwed in to read the level unlike most motorcycles. After draining the oil, i fill the oil tank with 4 qts of the 5w40 brp oil. Then let it run for a few minutes. Check the level. I like to set it no more than 1/2 way to full. This gives it room to expand. If it looks good, ride the spyder a for 5 minutes and recheck the oil level. If the oil level is too high, extra oil will go into the air box and contaminate your air filter and cause oil to drip down to the skid plates.