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Old 11-28-2012, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down About that garbage oil dip stick on the 05 sport

Why on gods green planet would you put it there like that? Whoever did it When I postin my self it pops open....of course Harley was like no worries there motorcycle enthusiast, you have to turn it to release the dipstick Ok, its open air is escaping and yes , yes it shoots out a little oil.....


I decided to come here and bitch about it before I looked for a replacement....anybody got the same issue...what did ya do?
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I put an analog dial thermometer dip-stick in my oil hole before riding it away from the dealer so I've never experienced what you describe.

It still twists, it just doesn't have to pop up.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The plastic chrome of the pop-up pops off too. Yuck.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My 05 Roadster's is so hard to twist out I had to put a ring of old fashioned electrician's friction tape around it to get enough of a grip to get the damthing out (either that or remove the seat). Harley has some real dinosaur designs in the interest of "tradition".....
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My '06 is 50/50, sometimes it wants to twist out and then it doesn't. Piss you off, then don't even look at the abortion linkage for the rear brake!
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yea I spoke too soon on this...I figured it out...gotta give a hard twist before pushing it down and it locks in place....Guess I need the ass smack lol
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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'Rock, yer bein' 2 hard on yrself! It's a bad design, dot, exclamation pt!
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My 04 Sportster oil dipstick became impossible to twist off and on. Even with pliers or rubber gloves or using that damn cap snaffler, still it would not twist out. I gave up and bought the analog stick that has a knob like top to it and bam... end of problem. The only thing I don't like about it is the stick that gives the oil reading is terrible, can barely read it but i think I can remedy that...
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