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PostSubject: Dipstick upgrade   Dipstick upgrade Icon_minitime1Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:06 pm

I find the obvious bits of plastic on the GRiSO annoying. I feel they really let down a class motorcycle.

My latest move is getting rid of the plastic dipstick. Apart from looking cheap it doesn't make sense to have it finger tight,
when the motor is cold I can use my multi tool to loosen it Ok. But when the motor is hot the plastic is soft it marks and bends.

Beetle came up with a picture of his solution and that looked like the go.
There were many various metal plugs online but this is what was available here and works for me. Of course I had to have it drilled and
tapped and a threaded rod added for the oil level indicator.

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PostSubject: Re: Dipstick upgrade   Dipstick upgrade Icon_minitime1Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:55 am

I bought a stainless one from MG Cycle. It has markings on it already. Since it’s just a “stick” and not tapered like the plastic one, it’s a little hard to get threaded in. It kind of floats around once it’s loose.
I’ll probably have to use the plastic one to really measure the oil level properly.
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PostSubject: Re: Dipstick upgrade   Dipstick upgrade Icon_minitime1Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:43 am

Has anyone tried the dipstick from a lightweight v to see if it fits?
The old v50 dipstick had a flat metal wand that was easy to read and a hard plastic knob that could be undone with a ring spanner without damage
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PostSubject: Re: Dipstick upgrade   Dipstick upgrade Icon_minitime1Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:16 am

Experiment done Jon ---- nope my V50 dipstick doesn't fit in any way 2009 GRiSO sump (screw diameter, length etc)...

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PostSubject: Re: Dipstick upgrade   Dipstick upgrade Icon_minitime1Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:23 am

Damnation
Thanks Paul

Nice of Guzzi to change things they didn't have to at the same tine as not changing things they should have Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Dipstick upgrade   Dipstick upgrade Icon_minitime1Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:54 am

I like the Stelvio version.
Simple push-fit, same as just about every car on the Planet.
Not sure why there are so many screw-in Dipsticks. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Dipstick upgrade   Dipstick upgrade Icon_minitime1Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:57 pm

Doc. wrote:
I like the Stelvio version.
Simple push-fit, same as just about every car on the Planet.
Not sure why there are so many screw-in Dipsticks.   scratch

well perhaps that should be rephrased into "Why are there so many dipsticks"?













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PostSubject: Re: Dipstick upgrade   Dipstick upgrade Icon_minitime1Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:15 pm

Doc. wrote:
I like the Stelvio version.
Simple push-fit, same as just about every car on the Planet.
Not sure why there are so many screw-in Dipsticks.   scratch


Blow-by? I considered the Stelvio dipstick, but the preposterous blow-by of the 1400 would probably pop it like a cork.



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PostSubject: Re: Dipstick upgrade   Dipstick upgrade Icon_minitime1Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:54 pm

It's such a small cross-sectional area, I doubt it very much.
The Stelvio Dipstick is a fairly snug fit as well, takes a good tug to remove it,
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PostSubject: Re: Dipstick upgrade   Dipstick upgrade Icon_minitime1Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:00 pm

+1 on the Stelvio dipstick. (Thanks again Rope!)

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PostSubject: Re: Dipstick upgrade   Dipstick upgrade Icon_minitime1Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:49 am

It makes refilling with Oil a bit of a faff, even if you remove the Holder Fitting from the Crankcase.
I modded my R/H Rocker Cover to make Oil fills easy.

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PostSubject: Re: Dipstick upgrade   Dipstick upgrade Icon_minitime1Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:00 am

Now that is what Guzzi coukd and should have done in 1968
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PostSubject: Re: Dipstick upgrade   Dipstick upgrade Icon_minitime1Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:58 pm

These are the mods that Guzzi men do. Eschew the aesthetic for the practical, this is part of the brand/consumer marriage.

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PostSubject: Re: Dipstick upgrade   Dipstick upgrade Icon_minitime1Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:38 am

Be careful with those two part dipsticks. They come apart in the sump. Don't ask me how I know.
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