Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Gainesville, FL, USA
I am with you on this as with all of your posts. What were they thinking, putting the dipstick at a low point. It needs some sort of a standpipe because I won't even check the oil without washing or blowing out the area with a compressor. I bought the chrome logo dipstick just before I took a Colorado trip and it turned out to have a pit in the o-ring and blew oil down the side of the bike but I still didn't pull the plug because of the sand and grit around it.
Hrm... a standpipe...
Now I wonder if perhaps I could get an aftermarket standpipe to insert in there, and a dip stick that was a bit longer. That would solve the dirt issue.
This might not even be all that hard to fabricate using a bit of copper tubing or something and a tap and die set...
2010 Triumph Thunderbird
2006 Suzuki Boulevard S50