Broken dip stick

6 replies to this topic
  • Hd_hubub

Posted October 04, 2004 - 08:09 AM


Just noticed that the previous owner of my '01 must have 'muscled' the dip stick at some point & broke it off right below the 'upper' level mark. :cry:

I can only assume the rest of the stick is in the frame.

Am I up the creek with this situation, or is it alright to let the thing float around in there? :cry:



Posted October 04, 2004 - 08:37 AM


Kinda makes you wonder if he didn't cut it off there as sort of a Go/NoGo gauge for the oil,(if it's on the stick, it's O.K.)???

  • Roll_it_on

Posted October 04, 2004 - 08:42 PM


It's most likely sitting in the inside of your frame reservoir. If you remove the filter screen at the bottom of the frame you may just find it sitting in there and you can pull it out. It can't get to the engine from where it is.

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  • BoZerk

Posted October 04, 2004 - 10:18 PM


I bet he cut it off. It can be a pain in the ass to screw in...unless you know the trick.

  • jws

Posted October 05, 2004 - 03:59 AM


I bet he cut it off. It can be a pain in the ass to screw in...unless you know the trick.

i read somewhere a while back about guys cutting there dip sticks like you descibe :cry:

jeff :cry:

  • redrider650r

Posted October 05, 2004 - 04:01 PM


Hd - It was cut

  • jkwithers

Posted October 07, 2004 - 10:37 PM


it was cut it is a pain in the ass to get a whole one in. I cut about 2 inches off mine . works like a charm

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