Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Diego CA Area
The center pipe is supposed to be darker. They look fine. Only check the oil after you have ridden awhile. Turn the bike off, put it on the center stand and after one full minute from when you turned the bike off check the oil. That is the only way to check the oil. Any other way will give you a false reading. By the way when the oil light comes on you should be only 1/2 quart low. Not a big deal.
2012 K1600GT (smashed)
2015 K1600GT (went over a cliff)