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How to Check the Oil Level on a Honda Goldwing

by Darin McGilvra

The Goldwing is a series of motorcycles made by Honda. It is critical to regularly check the level of oil because normal wear and tear can cause the engine to begin to leak or burn oil slowly. If the gauge shows the oil pressure is low, then you should immediately check the oil level as well. Checking the oil level is a simple process that every driver should know how to do to prevent costly engine repairs or replacement.


Start the motor and allow it to idle for several minutes.


Stop the engine and place the Goldwing on its center stand.


Remove the right-side engine cover.


Unscrew the engine oil dipstick and pull it out. The dipstick has a black handle and is on the upper part of the right side of the engine.


Wipe off the oil end of the dipstick and re-insert it, but do not screw it in.


Carefully pull out the dipstick and do not handle the oil end of it. If the oil is full, it will be at the upper mark on the dipstick's first segment.


Insert the dipstick and screw it in with your hand, but do not screw it in too tightly.


  • Do not be concerned if the oil level is slightly over the upper mark on the dipstick. A little too much is better than not enough oil.


  • Make sure you are on level ground when you check the oil, or you may get a false reading.

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