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He bought brand new motorcycle Pan America Special 1250 Saturday 2/26/22. We were both very excited until check engine light came on Tuesday March 1st after 138 miles. He checked oil and it had a tiny dab showing on dipstick. Do these bikes come from the factory with oil already or do they fill it at dealership?
 

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He bought brand new motorcycle Pan America Special 1250 Saturday 2/26/22. We were both very excited until check engine light came on Tuesday March 1st after 138 miles. He checked oil and it had a tiny dab showing on dipstick. Do these bikes come from the factory with oil already or do they fill it at dealership?
Yes the do generally come full of oil from the factory but the dealer is also supposed to perform a Pre Delivery Inspection. In my experience regardless of brand car truck motorcycle technicians are just not thorough and pencil whip PDIs

if there was any oil on the stick this would indicate there’s about 3 of the 4 quarts in the engine. The check engine light is more than likely unrelated to the oil level. Grab a quart of 20w50 and add until full while on the side stand. Try to clear the codes using the diagnostic menu on the pans dashboard. Record your code numbers, ride see if any faults come back up. If so, seek out a dealer who can diagnose and repair under warranty. It’s not uncommon for hiccups during the first few hundred miles. Good luck!
 

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Yes the do generally come full of oil from the factory but the dealer is also supposed to perform a Pre Delivery Inspection. In my experience regardless of brand car truck motorcycle technicians are just not thorough and pencil whip PDIs

if there was any oil on the stick this would indicate there’s about 3 of the 4 quarts in the engine. The check engine light is more than likely unrelated to the oil level. Grab a quart of 20w50 and add until full while on the side stand. Try to clear the codes using the diagnostic menu on the pans dashboard. Record your code numbers, ride see if any faults come back up. If so, seek out a dealer who can diagnose and repair under warranty. It’s not uncommon for hiccups during the first few hundred miles. Good luck!
HO there , 20W50 is NOT the recomended oil for a RA1250 !!! This should be the HD SYN3 full synthetic or the semi-synthetic HD blend 15W50 .
However , I'm curious about the oil level evolution on your RA1250 because I've also noticed several oil level complains ...
 

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HO there , 20W50 is NOT the recomended oil for a RA1250 !!! This should be the HD SYN3 full synthetic or the semi-synthetic HD blend 15W50 .
However , I'm curious about the oil level evolution on your RA1250 because I've also noticed several oil level complains ...
HD full synthetic (syn3) is 20W50 and is not available in another weight at this time.
 
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