View Full Version : Do they make oil temp dipsticks for older bikes?

Basket Case
17th June 2005, 16:37
76 XLH with stock oil tank, -side mounted, top filler, big filler hole and cap. I have been looking for an Oil Temperature dipstick for it, - Oil Cap with built in Temperature Gauge -but doesn't look like they make them for any Sportster before 1982, i.e. Side Fillers, small filler hole. If I can't get that, then I guess the next best thing would be a Oil Temperature gauge and sending unit that I could rig up somehow. Anyone ever seen anything like that for the older XLs?

Chris B.
17th June 2005, 18:48
Unsure of the temp gauge, I know they make the oil pressure gauge, I have one installed on my 73'. I would imagine any of them would work as long as you can get one with the same size hole and same threads.

Hope to help,


17th June 2005, 23:09
They make inline oil temperature sensors for VW's. These can be adapted to fit inline with the oil supply line.

19th June 2005, 16:09
Chris, Nice bike....

I have a 73 XLCH...well I guess it is a XLH now..cause i put the starter conversion kit on...

19th June 2005, 16:24
not that I know of... you could try on of those stick on fish tank termometers on your oil bag

that would be good for a laugh

19th June 2005, 16:43
Hey flatty! Ever see a fish tank at 230 degrees? It's called soup!

19th June 2005, 19:45
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, fish soup aaaaaaaggggggggggglllllll

20th June 2005, 01:56
Oh, yeh. Goldfish stew, aaaaaahhhhrrrrr, aaaaahhhhrrrrrr, aaaahhhhrrrrr...

Basket Case
20th June 2005, 14:01
Maybe a meat thermometer would work.

20th June 2005, 14:21
I have one on my 81 so they are available but I dont know from where as it was on my sporty when I got it..

20th June 2005, 23:45
Basket Case, I'll take mine medium rare, please...