JC Whitney Oil dipstick


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JC Whitney Oil dipstick

Postby rpsanders » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:00 pm



I've scoured the internet trying to find out if the dip stick made for the gl1100 will fit my 79 gl1000. I'm fed up with having to use a flashlight, screwdriver and Windex every time i change my oil. Has anyone tried this before?



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Re: JC Whitney Oil dipstick

Postby SteveB123 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:16 pm

"For '75-83 GL1000, GL1100, Aspencade® and Interstate™ models "
http://www.jcwhitney.com/chrome-oil-dipstick-kit/p2005450.jcwx
Yeah, I think you should be ok.
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Re: JC Whitney Oil dipstick

Postby rpsanders » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:32 am

Alright i'm going for it. The JC whitney site just always tells me it won't fit, but its a good $40 gamble.

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Re: JC Whitney Oil dipstick

Postby thrasherg » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:01 pm

If it doesn't fit, there is probably someone on this site with a 75-83 wing that will buy it off you.. Go for it..

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Re: JC Whitney Oil dipstick

Postby Ramblinman » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:30 pm

Yes , it will fit , got one on my 77 . I am assuming that you know how to setup and mark the dipstick properly . mine only holds 3 qts including the filter . BOOKS aren`t always correct . Have fun . Ramblinman said all that .

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Re: JC Whitney Oil dipstick

Postby 1fastgl1100 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:24 am

I purchased one of those dipsticks from JC whitney for my 82 and after it was installed it always dripped oil... finally had enough and decided to see if it was something I did so, removed it and put oil plug back in and low and behold the dripping oil is gone...

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Re: JC Whitney Oil dipstick

Postby dingdong » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:58 am

Yes, the dipstick will fit all 1000s and 1100s.

Ramblinman wrote:Yes , it will fit , got one on my 77 . I am assuming that you know how to setup and mark the dipstick properly . mine only holds 3 qts including the filter . BOOKS aren`t always correct . Have fun . Ramblinman said all that .


:? I know this thread isn't about oil capacity but I just have to question this. Something isn't right here. ????? :? How have you determined this to be the correct oil amount?

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Re: JC Whitney Oil dipstick

Postby littlebeaver » Tue May 07, 2013 11:44 am

I have had a dip stick on my bike since I got it, never ever leaked oil, at some point the rubber seal must have gotten damaged somehow, probably got over tightened once.. or a bad o'ring..I also modified my dip stick so I can just view the oil level at a glance..Because I'm lazy.. :lol: I just like making things easy on myself is all... :D

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Re: JC Whitney Oil dipstick

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 07, 2013 8:59 pm

My 1100's dipstick had no O-ring, just a simple compression fitting. It never leaked.

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Re: JC Whitney Oil dipstick

Postby littlebeaver » Tue May 07, 2013 9:48 pm

It's been a while but its seems there was an o'ring but I am often wrong I will see next time I change the oil out...




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