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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2013, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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10 fix for loose analog oil temp dipstick

I used a 10 1/8"x3/4" fender washer to expand the rubber stopper on my loose fitting oil temp dipstick.
Just use a flat bladed screw driver to wedge the washer inside the rubber stopper like you would if you were putting a tire on a rim.

Works like a champ, fits nice and snug again!


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now that an idea mine kept spitting it out on the ground. I used a very thin o ring and that works pretty good. ill cut me a washer on lathe today and try that too.

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now that an idea mine kept spitting it out on the ground. I used a very thin o ring and that works pretty good. ill cut me a washer on lathe today and try that too.
Yep, I used 2 O-rings on mine. Now it fits snug and no more oil seeping down the side of the oil tank.

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I have used a rubber band wrapped around top of stopper, get you home for a temporary fix. Unless your to lazy to go buy a O-rings, working for a few months on mine.

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I've read this thread awhile ago and the other day I took a long ride down to LBI and on my way back home stopped for fuel and noticed my dipstick was letting oil spit all the side of the bike. Glad I remembered this thread I forgot the exact size of the washer needed.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-10-2016, 08:14 PM
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it works

My gauge dip stick started to jump out on start up. I did this mod and it works. Almost too good . I had to lube the rubber stopper to get it to go in ,Nice snug fit.
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I'll have to see if I have a washer in all my coffee cans if not its off to Lowes for one I've been noticing some oil seepage on the side of my tank after a long hot ride. Hell six more months and she'll be twenty years old.
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The washer is a great idea. I did something similar but with a large nut.

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