The oil in your Honda Shadow 1100’s V-twin engine ensures not only a smooth-running engine but a long-lasting one as well. The engine has many moving parts that need to be lubricated to ensure that they are running smoothly. The oil also prevents the engine from overheating during operation. To ensure that the motorcycle’s engine has enough oil, it’s important that you check the oil level regularly.
Start the motorcycle and let it idle for at least five minutes to allow the engine and the oil to warm up. Turn off the engine.
Unscrew the oil filler cap from the right side of the motorcycle. Wipe the oil dipstick, which is attached to the oil filler cap, with the clean rag.