Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Posts: 26
Post imported post

I took the advice I found here and installed the dipstick conversion on my 1980 GL1100 and couldnt be happier. It was the one from the JC Whitney catalog. It was easy to do and works great. Thanks
crupiea is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 09:37 PM
Yeah, I'm still here
 
Rudy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Atlantr, Gawga, NS of A
Posts: 19,112
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to Rudy
Post imported post

You will like that a whole lot better.

Rudy
"People give up their privacy for the chance at a $.10 off coupon!"
(quoted from conf. at ODNI)
Rudy is offline  
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-11-2007, 12:58 PM
Senior Member
 
andy1800's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bromley, United Kingdom
Posts: 953
Post imported post

Yes the dipstick conversion is definitely worth the money and effort.
andy1800 is offline  
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 10:04 AM
Senior Member
 
Bernieswing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Boston, Mass, , USA
Posts: 932
Post imported post

Good move. That sight glass window thing is plain silly. A dipper is much more practical.

GL1800 SatNav, red 2006
GL1500 Aspencade, blue 1999
GL1200 Aspencade, blue 1986
Bernieswing is offline  
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 12:28 PM
Senior Member
 
jsmith24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Posts: 700
Post imported post

This is somewhat related...I have seen the ones in the JCWhitney catalog for around $20 if memory serves, but I find ones on eBay that look identical, are listed as "rare" and sell for twice that. Is there something I'm missing, or is some enterprising soul just fleecing the flock?

Jack

1983 GL1100 Interstate

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jsmith24 is offline  
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 03:26 PM
fgh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Posts: 1,039
Post imported post

Well maybe! I can still snatch mine up on the center stand and get down and see the glass with a flash light. It's much easier to get her to the right level as you can watch it rise and stop adding at the full mark. The dip sticks can be a pain to read if the oil streaks. "To each his own"

fgh
\'83 Aspy
\'83 GS750ES
If it ain\'t broke you can\'t fix it!
fgh is offline  
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 09:22 PM
Member
 
mustasz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 49
Post imported post

I fully support dipstick,Mathew

What ride to choose?
81 GL1100
96 Low Rider FXDL
mustasz is offline  
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 11:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Hobie1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Posts: 4,948
Post imported post

Another possible e-bay scam if they're marketing the 'sticks as rare.

I love my JCW dipstick ($20+shipping)and I'd also suggest using Randakk's spin on oil filter conversion if you have an extra $60 bucks laying around. Love them both. The combination makes changing your oil a half hour endeavour.

Hobie

Mark
Wineberry 1983 Interstate
Hobie1 is offline  
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 11:58 PM
Senior Member
 
Dieseltu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lorain, Ohio, Ohio, USA
Posts: 168
Post imported post

Not much of a scam. Its rare depending who you are. Or howEbay informed you are. Its real hard to get in trouble advertising wrong on Ebay. They pretty much got it set up to get over on a lot of folks. Especially new users. The main title of the item, isn't the actual description. I repeat. The main title of the item isn't the actual description. Its the search words. You use words you hope people will use to search for your item. So you can write new, rare, unused, NOS, OEM, Hondaline, in hopes of catching more searchers. And it don't mean diddley. They don't have to match. The description is what you are buying which is below with your item pictures. AllI can say is Don't buy the Main title. It is notthe actual description and doesn't have to match. Now on a nicer note. I have been very lucky to get some things from peopleI couldn't of gotten anywhere else. An oil lampI had as a 4 year old, for instance. And Ihave gotten rid of some things , I would of been stuck with . There really is a lot of things there , especially for the GL 1100. Its just buyers beware I guess.I just got a tool kit for my GL 1100. Missing the screwdriver handle.I just found a Honda handle for $1.89. That's not going to happen anywhere else.

82 Goldwing Interstate and a yard full of rolling junk.
Dieseltu is offline  
post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-29-2007, 02:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Boscawen, New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 1,264
Post imported post

Just took my ride out of hibernation last night and drove it into work this morning. 20 degrees F is a tad chilly but with a bit of layering, it was not bad at all. It sure was nice to get back on the ol' girl after 4 months of no riding.

Anyway, I am looking at buying one of these dipstick kits but I have a couple of questions to ask before I take the plunge...

1. Does the dipstick get installed into where the oil drain plug normally goes?

2. Does the assembly have to be removed every time the oil is changed and if so, is there acrush washer that has to be replaced every time it is removed?

There isn't a lot of info on the JC Whitney site and the pix are really small to see any detail.

Thanks all

"Give me some wings I can glide upon" - Gordon Lightfoot

Bikes from previous lives...
1976 CJ360-T
1978 CX500
In Process...
1982 CX500 Custom

"Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" -General John Stark-

Timmus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums > Forums > Goldwing Technical Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GL 1100 dipstick kit Phils a winger at last For Sale/Wanted Forum 8 11-02-2007 03:45 AM
JCWhitney Dipstick For GL1100 atgattrat Goldwing Technical Forum 31 09-07-2006 06:03 PM
82 GL1100 oil dipstick?? hasher5 Goldwing Technical Forum 10 07-10-2006 10:19 PM
Dipstick kit 77GL1 Goldwing Technical Forum 2 06-13-2006 06:28 PM
GL1100 add on oil dipstick handyrandy Goldwing Technical Forum 23 04-30-2006 11:33 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome