So when I put my bike (SV1000s) to bed for the winter, I did all the usual chores. I added the specified amount of oil for an oil and filter change and thought nothing more of it.
Yesterday when I was changing brake fluid, I noticed that the oil is not only above the high mark, but above the sight glass.
My theory is that because I didn't run the bike after the change, the filter is not filled, and the extra oil that would be in the filter is in the reservoir. Does that sound plausible? If not, how much damage can I do by running it for a few minutes to get oil into the filter and re-check the level?
Thanks for the help