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Old 23rd July 2007
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I bought one and was not pleased with the high temps shown. I tested with my fluke digital meter with temp probe and found it was 20F to high. I took it back and exchanged it for another which does read right. As the old saying goes, "trust but verify".
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(Hard water usually will boil at lower temp)
Actually, dissolving salts in water elevates the boiling point.
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Yesterday i visited a harley dealeship in monterey, ca and the guy at the parts counter told me that all oil dipsticks for a sportster are pop ups. I even went ahead and gave him the parts number for this specific oil dipstick w/ temperature gauge and he said it was also a pop up. some one help me out here
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yep mine pops up then you turn it to pull it out. I had Oil Dipstick with Temperature Gauge keep popping up crap threw it out
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Yesterday i visited a harley dealeship in monterey, ca and the guy at the parts counter told me that all oil dipsticks for a sportster are pop ups. I even went ahead and gave him the parts number for this specific oil dipstick w/ temperature gauge and he said it was also a pop up. some one help me out here
63023-05 doesn't pop up like the original oil level cap, it turns a quarter turn to close or open only, like the original after it is popped up.

http://www.harley-davidson.com/store...-10-6302305--1

http://www.harley-davidson.com/app-c...ts/-J03230.PDF
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This cap is not a pop-up type. To remove, merely pull up on
the filler cap while turning counterclockwise one-quarter turn.
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63023-05 doesn't pop up like the original oil level cap, it turns a quarter turn to close or open only, like the original after it is popped up.

http://www.harley-davidson.com/store...-10-6302305--1

http://www.harley-davidson.com/app-c...ts/-J03230.PDF
REMOVAL
This cap is not a pop-up type. To remove, merely pull up on
the filler cap while turning counterclockwise one-quarter turn.
I wonder why the parts guy told me it was a pop up. Talk about terrible salesmanship, i was ready to buy it then and there. He missed out on an easy $60+. Thanks for clarifyingthat it is NOT a pop up like the ooriginal.
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digital oil temp gauge dipstick.... PN 62700011
failed the last week... it worked without problem for almost a year...

then it began to fogg the display after i took a shower when on a ride
and at last the backlight on the display vanished... i replaced the coin battery cr2032 without success... still the light is off...

i was accustomed to use that thing... it was very handy... i miss it now i'm back at the original stock pop up dipstick...
spoke with the parts guy at the dealer and he sad i will be equipped with another one replaced in warranty....


yet that thing seems to me very poorly designed and built... the advertisement spoke about an hard working gauge.... IMO not at all... i wonder if that accessories were built in USA or in other countries...
It take a simple shower to made it fail... it was not cheaper either
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I like mine because I don't have to carry my meat thermometer with me while on the road. When I feel like BBQ chicken for dinner I can be sure it is cooked completely. I doubt that it is dishwasher safe, however--even more so, now that I know it can't stand a trip to the shower.
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I like mine because I don't have to carry my meat thermometer with me while on the road. When I feel like BBQ chicken for dinner I can be sure it is cooked completely. I doubt that it is dishwasher safe, however--even more so, now that I know it can't stand a trip to the shower.
I have no need to test the diswasher or to check te BBQ...
Also i had no bought the gauge to show it very proud to friends of mine...

I sad it was handy for two simple reason...

1) Mine... a stock 2017 Iron... runs a bit hot... (in hot days when i flog the bike oil temp reach 120 celsius) and with that thing i had the control of oil temps... useful even in freezing ambient temps to check when you can flog the bike....

2) my riding style have a certain oil consumption as cons... 1,5 US quarter every 5k miles... but depends on the tracks and on the ambient temps... and with that gauge the oil level check was very handy....
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I didn't even buy mine for the thermometer...

After my pop up retainer broke and it stayed up, I remembered how I hated slicing my thumb open on slippery chromed plastic every time I changed my oil (nice to see the new pop up ones have some little ribs at least). So, ditch the pop up and add something to grab on to. Win win... win. I got a thermometer thrown in too!
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