Just found that I have been running my XB12 for a few months with low engine oil. I have only covered a few hundred miles.
I only completed a service on my bike in July where I replaced the oil and filter as per the service book and I filled up the oil with a little more than the required amount. I didn't bother checking the oil as I put more than the correct amount in.
Anyway, thought I'd have a bit of a car / bike day the other day and I checked the oil on my bike after a short ride around town. The engine was at normal operating temp, the bike was on the side stand and on level surface.
I checked the dipstick and saw there was no oil on it at all
I was a bit shocked and topped it up as required, putting about 400ml more in. This probably explains why the bike was running hot and the fan was coming on at 60-70mph. This seems to have gone now the bike has more oil.
I have done the same in the past and the oil has been fine!
I'm just wondering what potential damage has been caused and if I need to be on the look out for anything?