I'd definitely put some oil in it ASAP. (Please let us know how much it takes to get it back to the correct level.) You also might want to top it up and then immediately change the oil and filter. If the previous owner let it get into that state then, assuming there's no oil leak, head gasket issue etc, who knows when they last changed the oil and filter.
How many miles has the bike done in total so far?
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thanks for the advice. The bike has 6660 miles. It’s apparently satan. Idk. I thought that was the diavel. I didn’t want to top it up because I wanted to get an oil analysis and I didn’t think there was ANY oil in it, when standing it up I saw NOTHING in the sight glass at all. Even tilting it to that side a bit.
the oil drain trip meter showed 1,000 miles. However I struggle to believe that, it had an oem filter, and the way this bike had been cared for, which is to say not much at all, just makes it hard for me to believe when the ex wife who sold it to me said “he changed the oil himself” it meant anything but he never changed it, just like he never cleaned it or greased the chain that’s rusted after just over a year of ownership and the tires that were never changed despite the front tire having the little prickly things still on the sides.
Anyway I pulled the drain plug and nearly 2 quarts of....oil+....came out like 1.6-1.8 maybe. ....which confused me, because it appeared to have none in it. And once refilled it showed the right amount in the sight glass normally. Unfortunately the oil reeks of gasoline, and I have no idea what that means, and it did seem too low viscoisity and towards the end of the draining it appeared to be a bit thinner The bike smells of gas strongly when starting it for a few minutes at least, if not just persistently while started but stationary and I thought it was just because of the janky slip on that’s literally slipped on and not installed right but unfortunately the gas in the oil makes me convinced something deeper is amiss. I have no idea what to do frankly, I can’t even ride to the shop because I haven’t even gotten the title from the previous owners lien release from Yamaha yet so ....yea, no idea what to do next or how quickly I should drain this, I plan to do it rather rapidly though because it seems prudent.
any tips as to what to do next would be greatly appreciated. I didn’t notice much of anything in the oil, but towards the end I did notice some very fine particulate, I believe it was coming from the filter not the drain plug. I can link a video to the drain shortly
oil sight glass/level right after change, it’s a bit higher than this because this was seconds after starting it and I was trying to balance it myself this time, but I can’t fathom how it showed nothing before, unless the low viscosity played a part but still I don’t understand where else it could be but the bottom end
also it’s a 2018 model purchased 3/2019