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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 08:28 AM
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I wish I had a dipstick instead of that stupid siteglass on my 82.
Buy one, I think JCwhitney still sells them. I know they are on evil bay.

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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 04:33 PM
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I had a siteglass on my last bike, 2005 vulcan nomad...I ride a 2012 Wing &enjoy the dip stick!
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 09:36 AM
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I wish I had a dipstick instead of that stupid siteglass on my 82.
That dipstick is an aftermarket item available from JC Whitney for $25.
It does have to be removed to change oil but it's not a problem and a HUGE improvement over that damn sightglass.
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 02:43 PM
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I am considering putting a garage prochrome oil dipstick kit in my l979 goldwing l000 because I have difficulty looking through the siteglass....Is it adviseable to to do this and what problems will I encounter...JC Whitney says they have this but I have been told to be careful ordering it from this....Need advice....kc
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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 02:00 PM
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Does anyone use the dipstick kit on their bike in place of the siteglass....If so, what do you think of it....What are the advantages and disadvantages of the dipstick kit?
Doe it interfere with changing oil, etc....I am not sure how the dipstick kit is attached to the bike. ken collins
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I check my GL's oil about once a month. My GL1500 has NEVER used a drop of oil between 5K mile oil changes. So if I don't see a puddle of oil underneath it, I'm not very worried about checking it too much...
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by SETHAN12 View Post
I only have to remove the engine cover to check the oil on my 1800.

Maybe you should upgrade since Honda listened to you.
I don't have to do that now with the new optional covers on my 2012.

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