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Dipstick rage!

Post  R056rx on Sun May 04, 2014 7:40 pm

Seems a bit of a silly issue but...  I am totally ***ed off with the dipstick  beat head beat head 

I've checked the oil several times since I've had the bike and recently changed the oil. I've always found the dip stick a pain. Difficult to loosen and get out and then difficult to put back in again. I know there's a knack to putting it back in, i.e. angle it over to the right, make sure it's not hitting up against anything and make sure it's not cross threaded.

But since the last check I can't screw the bloody thing all the way back in. It starts off ok, I turn it about half way in, one and a half turns, and it just gets steadily tighter until it won't go in anymore. It's fully tight about half way in. I'm sure the metal end isn't caught on anything and I've tried loads of times to get it to screw in properly to no avail. Frustrated 

The plastic thread looks slightly damaged at the beginning of the thread, so I'm  assuming that's the problem and I'll order a new one.

Anyone else had similar problems??


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Re: Dipstick rage!

Post  SkidMark on Sun May 04, 2014 8:02 pm

sounds like it got cross threaded - should only be the plastic threads on the cap that are damaged so hopefully installing a new one will sort it!  I doubt its the actually dipstick stopping it as that would just bend.
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Re: Dipstick rage!

Post  Mad Frosty on Mon May 05, 2014 12:25 am

Very common problem , bad design , get a new one or the XR's only part  BRP smile 
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Re: Dipstick rage!

Post  BuRP on Tue May 06, 2014 10:23 am

Dipstick?
What dipstick?
Who's a dipstick?
...
Mount the sight-tube bru, end of all woes plus a huuuge piece of mind: you see the oil, end of worries  Bump 
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Re: Dipstick rage!

Post  babuja on Wed May 21, 2014 9:56 am

...or you could use one of thi BRP smile  Bump 



First time with the BRP I took 1h to put the dipstick back in place beat head beat head 
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Re: Dipstick rage!

Post  R056rx on Wed May 21, 2014 12:31 pm

New dipstick acquired, and all good now. It was just the plastic thread damaged. £15 well spent!  nice 
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Re: Dipstick rage!

Post  Mad Frosty on Wed May 21, 2014 11:30 pm

Good news then  nice 
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good idea! ca I see a pic?

Post  larizon on Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:59 am

BuRP wrote:Dipstick?
What dipstick?
Who's a dipstick?
...
Mount the sight-tube bru, end of all woes plus a huuuge piece of mind: you see the oil, end of worries  Bump 
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Re: Dipstick rage!

Post  BuRP on Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:58 pm

Yes Larizon,

however you'd have to ask Mauser because I'm utterly useless with fiddling between interconnecting websites on which you post on one, retrieve on the other so it displays on the fourth etc etc, if you're not with me LOL.
Or, PM me with yer email addy and I'll show you the easy way how it looks BRP smile , after all it's not my unwillingness but just clumsyness Bump
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