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ya, i want one, so if this is lame, i will hit the dealer.
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i am accustomed to my digital temp dip stick
it's very useful either for level than temps and i cannot thinking to ride without anymore...

i would like to read that info on my odometer though

p.s. i did not remember well but it costed well north of 130 €...
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i do not recommend this product
it is useful and cool as long as it works
lifespan 1 year circa
i say so because i have had two
both died from the same illness... i.e. the light does not work anymore... no matter if you change the battery or not
by the way... changing the battery for more than two times will strip the screws of the bottom of the tap... no matter how you are careful and aware about that...
to wrap it up
- useful an cool
- cheaper and of poor quality (here it's sold now at nearly 200 euros)
even if i was accustomed to it... ì will not buy it for the third time...
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I'm sorry to hear that.

I've had my brass dipstick for 5½ years now, and it still works perfectly. Ie: it screws in, it screws out, it keeps the oil in the tank, and it shows me the level, which is all I need it to do.
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I'm sorry to hear that.

I've had my brass dipstick for 5½ years now, and it still works perfectly. Ie: it screws in, it screws out, it keeps the oil in the tank, and it shows me the level, which is all I need it to do.
i have considered that
how much was Anatol's fee... and in how much time you got it home?

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It was €130, and it was 6 days from ordering to receiving it (in the UK).

I have to say: it does get hot, being all metal.

I've wondered whether it would be possible to make a dipstick by using the bottom part of the stock dipstick, removing the top and the pop up mechanism, and making a fixed (non pop up) top out of a piece of brass or something. Maybe I'll give this a bit more thought.
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I've been using this for over 6 months now and I check the oil level about 10 minutes after every ride and it never feels hot to the touch, even on the 90 degree+ days. It replaced the plastic OEM one from hell which required a slip-joint Channel Lock pliers to open or close. This one was tight the first few times I used it, but not enough that I needed pliers and I can open and close it easily now with my fingers. Note that it is NOT pop-up. It's snug, but not too snug and seals perfectly. I may have to replace the O-ring someday but I figure that's years from now. At first I thought it was too expensive but not anymore.
I can check the oil temp while I'm sitting on it but I have to be stationary. I simply put my feet on the ground, slide back a few inches and look down. I usually do it at a stop light or in a parking lot. Being analog, I only have to see the position of the needle. It's not digital but it works great.
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It was €130, and it was 6 days from ordering to receiving it (in the UK).

I have to say: it does get hot, being all metal.

I've wondered whether it would be possible to make a dipstick by using the bottom part of the stock dipstick, removing the top and the pop up mechanism, and making a fixed (non pop up) top out of a piece of brass or something. Maybe I'll give this a bit more thought.
thanks... i will give a thought... maybe i will write to him... heard he works even on alum...
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I've been using this for over 6 months now and I check the oil level about 10 minutes after every ride and it never feels hot to the touch, even on the 90 degree+ days. It replaced the plastic OEM one from hell which required a slip-joint Channel Lock pliers to open or close. This one was tight the first few times I used it, but not enough that I needed pliers and I can open and close it easily now with my fingers. Note that it is NOT pop-up. It's snug, but not too snug and seals perfectly. I may have to replace the O-ring someday but I figure that's years from now. At first I thought it was too expensive but not anymore.
I can check the oil temp while I'm sitting on it but I have to be stationary. I simply put my feet on the ground, slide back a few inches and look down. I usually do it at a stop light or in a parking lot. Being analog, I only have to see the position of the needle. It's not digital but it works great.
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ordered this afternoon... i do not love pop up ones... sadly not available in Celsius...
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Careful about using pliers to wrist the cap... immagine the nightmare if the two tiny pieces of plastic who make the thread inside the oil tank will break loose inside the oil...

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ordered this afternoon... i do not love pop up ones... sadly not available in Celsius...
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Careful about using pliers to wrist the cap... immagine the nightmare if the two tiny pieces of plastic who make the thread inside the oil tank will break loose inside the oil...
The oversize pliers I had to use on the OEM pop-up plastic piece of **** were wrapped around a cloth shop towel so the teeth would not crack the plastic and only the pop-up piece was in danger of breaking. The O-ring was below it and not in danger.
This is precisely why I was desperate to find a better metal non-pop-up one. It amazes me that H-D makes such a cheap plastic one for OEM and offers the extremely high quality one to replace it. In my opinion, they should have made the metal one without a thermometer (it doesn't exist) as OEM standard and then offer the one with the thermometer as an option.
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