Baja site tube

5 replies to this topic
  • jim1234

Posted November 08, 2003 - 05:45 AM


how easy is the baja designs site tube to install? Is it made well and would you trust it. I installed a steering damper and it is a pain to check the oil level. I want something I can trust not breaking 50 miles from the truck.

  • Dutch

Posted November 08, 2003 - 07:21 AM


It's easy to install if you are familiar with drilling and tapping. Mine has two seasons on it and is one of the best modifications I've done. Dry sump bikes are a such a pain checking the oil, the site tube solves that nicely. The Baja kit has top quaity components and they will hold your hand, (over the phone), if you need help.

  • qadsan

Posted November 08, 2003 - 09:31 AM


You can easily & inexpensively (~$30) make your own oil sight tube yourself with the highest quality parts around. Swagelok & Parker both make 1/8 NPT 90 degree elbow fittings that accept 1/4" smooth tubing. Then its just a matter of carefully drilling / tapping the frame and finally installing the tubing. You can buy all the components at an industrial hardware shop, or a good plumbing supply store, or a place such as McMasterCarr

If you want a PDF file with more info about this, send me a PM with your email address and I'll email it to you. If you're already a member of the XR650R Yahoo group, then simply go the files section and search for the words "Oil Sight Tube.pdf" that was produced by Mark Clark. Thanks Mark :)

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  • jim1234

Posted November 08, 2003 - 06:00 PM


Thanks I'm a member. I'll go check it out

  • BWB63

Posted November 11, 2003 - 05:54 PM


There is a picture in the photo section also, it's six pictures in one makes it hard to figure out but, was made that way to save space. :)


I just bought some stuff from Bajadesings yesterday and got the stuff today! :D I think they ran the stuff to my house after work on the way home or something! :D I got two of there speedo's, a shark fin and and hydrolic brake light switch. They where fast. Great place to shop :D , wish I would of got a sticker though. I am such a :D baby!

  • Dutch

Posted November 11, 2003 - 07:15 PM


Be carefull with the pipe tap - you don't want to go too deep.
Run the tap in a small amount and try the fitting.
The fitting needs to tighten before it bottoms. Just take your time - it's easy.

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