A really cheap & easy GL1000 dipstick

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Re: A really cheap & easy GL1000 dipstick

Post #31 by CYBORG » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:44 pm

Should be some pictures up on NGW, and the wingovations site by the end of the month. In the meantime I'll email you a couple
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Re: A really cheap & easy GL1000 dipstick

Post #32 by Twistgrip » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:47 pm

I'd be interested in this dipstick for my GL1100. Being a Brit,my sidecar is on the left,so its almost impossible to see the oil level through the sight window.
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Re: A really cheap & easy GL1000 dipstick

Post #33 by CYBORG » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:09 pm

At this point they cost $55 plus shipping. I engineered them so as no modifications are needed to the bike or the engine, and the oil can be drained without removing it from the bike. High quality metal, chrome plated, will not rust
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Re: A really cheap & easy GL1000 dipstick

Post #34 by Sidecar Bob » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:29 pm

NCScooter wrote:Sidecar Bob-- Do you measure the oil w/ the bike on the side or center stand? I'm thinking it shouldn't matter as long as I'm consistent. And the oil would be easier to reach on the center stand, no?

Yeah. As long as you know how deep the oil is supposed to be on whichever stand you choose and you are consistent it should work.

I made mine specifically so that I wouldn't have to put the bike onto the centrestand just to check the oil. A few years ago I added a sidecar and converted to a Drag Specialties dipstick (until recently the only one made that didn't leak all the time). If I was doing it now I would get one from WingNovations.

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Re: A really cheap & easy GL1000 dipstick

Post #35 by 5speed » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:24 pm

Holy thread resurrection Batman.. :mrgreen:
I have 3 wings and would love to have a dipstick to check the oil in them.
Cyborg..if there was enough interest..would you consider another run of dipsticks?
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Re: A really cheap & easy GL1000 dipstick

Post #36 by CYBORG » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:47 pm

Well.....I don't know. The raw material price has increased some...interest seemed to fall off. I never say never,...so maybe
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Re: A really cheap & easy GL1000 dipstick

Post #37 by 5speed » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:45 pm

CYBORG wrote:Well.....I don't know. The raw material price has increased some...interest seemed to fall off. I never say never,...so maybe

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could you come up with a ball park price?
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Re: A really cheap & easy GL1000 dipstick

Post #38 by CYBORG » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:08 pm

I haven't checked lately, but a guess would be around $85 plus shipping
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Re: A really cheap & easy GL1000 dipstick

Post #39 by 5speed » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:15 pm

CYBORG wrote:I haven't checked lately, but a guess would be around $85 plus shipping

Very reasonable for a custom part.
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Re: A really cheap & easy GL1000 dipstick

Post #40 by CYBORG » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:51 pm

Any chance you are going to the Paris Ontario bike event in June?
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