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oil dipstick kit

Postby michaeltrimboli » Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:21 pm



Does anybody know where I can get a oil dipstick kit for my 1980 GL1100I? I have tried every link including J C Whitney.
Please help



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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby NVSB4 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:47 pm

One of our own, RBGERSON has a lot of parts for the GL1100 advertised here. PM him and see what he might have.

Also check out PinWall Cycle Parts in their eBay store they have a lot of parts for the GL1100, you might contact them.
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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby michaeltrimboli » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:05 am

thanks but still no luck.

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby NVSB4 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:21 am

Googled and found this and this
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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:13 pm

here ya go trimboli, try this..............http://www.ebay.com/itm/80-HONDA-GL1100 ... 74&vxp=mtr ;).

hey nvsb, we both found him the same one on eBay lol.

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby NVSB4 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:14 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:here ya go trimboli, try this..............http://www.ebay.com/itm/80-HONDA-GL1100 ... 74&vxp=mtr ;).
hey nvsb, we both found him the same one on eBay lol. stuart.


Stuart, I guess we need to come up with a new saying, "great minds google alike". :D
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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:38 pm

GMGA, yeah, that works for me lol.

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby michaeltrimboli » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:01 am

thanks for everybody's help. I guess I am not that internet savvy. the one on eBay does not look right and I do not see the nut to bolt it to the drain plug hole. but the Koch collection one looks good. that again to everybody for the help

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:30 am

hey trimboli, your correct, the one on eBay is missing the compression fitting and the nut and bolt that lets it bolt up to your bike's oil drain. im gonna keep searching and see if i cant find one that has everything you'll need to make it work.

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby michaeltrimboli » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:42 am

thanks Stuart i appreciate your effort. I do not have the time or knowledge to get it done.

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:26 pm

not a problem. its research, its what i do :D.

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby dingdong » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:01 am

Sorry guys. I don't think either of those are or were made to fit a Gl1100 unless they are home made. It looks like this. They are no longer made.
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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:34 am

hey ding, thats about what mine looks like, but without that flat bar on it. heres a pic of mine.

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby michaeltrimboli » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:43 am

yes that looks more like it.....but where can I get one like that?????????
thanks guys

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:21 am

trimboli, i got this one on eBay. im still looking for one for you.

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby dingdong » Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:41 am

Yeah! That flat bar is an upper mounting support. As stated they are no longer manufactured. E-bay or the for sale sections of forums will be the only place to find one. They do show up occasionally.
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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:17 pm

yeah, there are a few of them out there, but they are few and far between.

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Re: oil dipstick kit

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby michaeltrimboli » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:33 am

Thank you for the heads up. I have contacted the seller to see if it has all of the parts and maybe get a better deal. What is a fair price for one of these?

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby auctioneeral » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:55 am

Its all there. Thats about going price.

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:17 am

i paid $24.00 for mine with free shipping. you have 2 choices with that oil stick. you can cut that bracket off and get one of the straps like i have on mine to bolt it to your radiator grill, or leave it as is. personally, i would remove that ugly bracket and go for a cleaner mounting look. below is a pic of the bracket i have on mine that's bolted to my chrome radiator grill. you can find that small clamp at any hardware store, IE: Lowe's or home depot. these clamps have rubber insulators on them and are usually used for clamping coaxial cable on the outside of your home for either TV cables or phone cables. depending on what size you get, they are usually under a dollar and it makes for a cleaner look because the tube isn't sticking out past the radiator grill.

don't forget to scribe a mark on the stick so you can tell where the "full" line is. you can use a file or in my case, i used my angle grinder and cut a small thin line on it.

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby michaeltrimboli » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:22 am

thank you stuart I messaged the seller and asked if he would sell for $20 +$6 for shipping.
That sounds like the right price to me.

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:31 am

your welcome. that was a good idea.

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby michaeltrimboli » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:41 am

stuart, That looks a lot better than that bracket. I am waiting for the seller to reply. I will defiantly go with the smaller strap.
Thanks for all of the great info.

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Re: oil dipstick kit

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:11 am

your very welcome.

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