This may sound like a stupid question from somebody who was driving bikes for the first time (nothing could be further from the truth) but I still feel it is a relevant question because the answer is not as obvious as it perhaps seems. My main bike is the one shown in my avatar, a Honda Magna V45. OK, now here is what I have to say: When measuring the engine oil level with the dipstick, there are several possibilities. I wonder what the correct method is. One: With the bike on the side stand, unscrew the dipstick, then measure the engine oil level by dipping it in without screwing it in again. Two: Same situation, but measure by screwing it in all the way, then unscrew. Three: Measure the level with the bike perfectly balanced, i.e. you sit on the bike and it does not rest on the side stand. This gives the engine oil in the sump a perfect level, whereas when it is standing on the side stand, you get the oil shifted to one side of the sump. Four: If the engine oil should be measured with the bike in a perfectly perpendicular position, should the dipstick by screwed all the way in when measuring the level, or should one just use it as it is, i.e. not screw it all the way in? I can tell you that dipstick readings (of course) are totally different when using different methods of measurement. With the bike on the side stand, the oil in the sump does not even reach the dipstick. With the bike in a perpendicular position, the oil level is up to maximum when I screw the dipstick in all the way and then unscrew for the gauging of the oil level. Therefore my question. From this post you will see that I do not own the bike manual for the Honda Magna, so I have to look for information on the internet and wherever I can find it. Much obliged to those who can help me in this matter.