garykirc, You can feel free to give the hand pump a couple of extra pumps, especially for running in a new motor.
Don't ever forget to close your crankcase "dump lever", after draining....leaving your crankcase empty, and unable to build up a "puddle" of oil to splash off your flywheels. I've ridden next to 2 guys over the last several years that forgot, and made it between 2 and 10 miles on a summer day before the motor siezed.
What does this tell you??? ??
The oil going through your crankpin is insignificant, compared to the quantity in your cases, that the flywheels distribute to your cylinder walls.
(sorry to disagree, honest john, but the hand pump does more than supply the left bearings, I do agree though with being generous on the oil).
Remember, the JD motors, have NO oil being fed through the crankpin. They operate ENTIRELY on flywheel splash. JDs oil pumps simply meter, and drip oil into the timing gearcase, and it eventually it gets through to the crankcase, to re-supply the oil being "lost". The VL is much like it,
only it's oil goes through the crankpin.
I wouldn't worry about having too much oil in your cases.....if you do, your bike will let you know, by blowing a ridiculous amount of oil, and losing power.
VLs (and JDs too) are happy with quite a bit of oil in their cases compared to other models, even their crankcase design, has extra "room" at the bottom, for a good quantity of oil to gather.