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I bought a Suzuki C50 last weekend from a private individual.
Its a 2005 with 805cc engine and I trailered it home and rode it
around the block a couple of times (not more than 5 min) but
I got out the book and was checking fluids and the bike didn't
seem to have any oil in the crankcase, so I put some in (just a
little) but didn't see it on the inspection port, so I added some
and still didn't see it. Well I figured out that it didn't have much
oil in it at all. I hope I haven't ruined the bike. But it starts and
sounds fine.
So my question is, should I fill it up with oil and ride it, drain
the crankcase and fill it up and change the filter and ride it
or fill it up, drain it, change the filter and then fill it again?
The bike has 2750 miles on it and otherwise looks immaculate.
No smoke or anything from the exhaust. What do you think?
I'd put a pic of the bike in here if I can figure out how to do it.
 

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Change the oil and filter then ride the bike until the next maintenance interval. Check the owners manual for the proper amount of oil to add. The bike needs to be level to check the oil I believe, not on the side stand.

Send a PM to me with a link to the picture and I'll add it for you.
 

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Got it.

Turns out this was a false alarm, sorry to have been so green.
I went to the dealer and they had a C50T and we talked about
showing the oil. The dealer leveled the bike and it turns out there
was plenty. What I did when I got back was use an old inspection
mirror. I straddled the bike, leveled it, and then used the mirror to
look at the inspection port. Oil Level was fine. Live and learn they
say. Dodd was right, got to level the bike. My wife was afraid to
level it for me, thinking it would get away from her and drop
onto me, but the dealer and the mirror do the trick. Now, I'm
off and running.

BR
 

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Also make sure your bike is up to operating temperature when you check the oil level...Let your bike run for a few then cut it off and wait about 4-5 mins. Then level the bike and check the level
 
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