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steppin stone
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oil dipstick

Post by steppin stone » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:53 am



Hello everyone I am new to this forum and have a couple of dumb questions that maybe someone could help with. I just purchased a 1986 gl1200 aspencade and I went to check the oil and found there was no dipstick. Where can I find one I have searched the web and the part is discontinued. I hope it didn't fall in the pan! when I change the oil I will try putting a magnet in and see if it's in there.



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grand rouge
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Motorcycle: 1985 GL 1200L...... and an owned since new 83 Suzuki GS 1100E

Re: oil dipstick

Post by grand rouge » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:51 am

Good day...from Lincoln CA

Would you post a pic of the remains of the dip stick....cap..or?

The indicator portion is steel...so your thought re a magnet is a good one.....

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SilverDave
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Location: Langley, BC
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 GoldWing Aspy

Re: oil dipstick

Post by SilverDave » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:06 pm

I would not normally recommend these guys ...
https://www.saber-cycle.com/store/product1182.html


but I have had one of these for 15 years on my 1200... and its still " Working " LOL

SilverDave

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CrystalPistol
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Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200A
1997 GL1500SE Lehman Trike

Re: oil dipstick

Post by CrystalPistol » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:18 pm

I used a OEM dip stick borrowed from a buddy, got a metric bolt and 16D nail, ground bolt end to match taper, drilled hole for nail, welded nail in place, marked nail, then I made on for buddy. He sold his 1200, I kept OEM ds as a spare.
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steppin stone
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Re: oil dipstick

Post by steppin stone » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:25 pm

Thanks for the input guy's . I must have had a brain fart as I checked it today their was a dipstick duh. I feel like an idiot . I think it was because the oil looked like it was going to start leaking out. I am going thru this bike I just bled the whole brake system and put new fluid in and new pad's on.Next will be oil and filter. HOW MUCH oil does this hold with new filter?? then new rubber . Is it hard to flush the clutch master? Where do you bleed it from ?

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grand rouge
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Re: oil dipstick

Post by grand rouge » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:27 pm

Couple of e bay vendors got em. If I were looking for one,, I would send a note with a "would you accept $xx.xx delivered...or some such thing.

I had a friend come by for a ride a half hour ago....and show me his brand new to him 85 GL 1200 Interstate. I asked him if he had checked the oil........no...just got it..... He then promptly attempted to unscrew the oil filler.....cap. Go a little lower, I said.

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grand rouge
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Re: oil dipstick

Post by grand rouge » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:50 am

Next will be oil and filter. HOW MUCH oil does this hold with new filter?? then new rubber . Is it hard to flush the clutch master? Where do you bleed it from ?

I posted my reply re the dip stick before I saw your discovery. LoL

Oil and Filter..... About 3.4 quarts.

Clutch..... Bleeder screw is on slave cylinder....rear of engine.....bit of a squeeze in there...but you will have no trouble finding it. I replaced the oem bleeder with a 'speed bleeder'.......has a one way check ball in it.



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