Subject: Dipstick upgrade Wed 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.
Subject: Re: Dipstick upgrade Thu 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.
lcjohnny GRiSO Capo
Posts : 472 Join date : 2016-01-25 Age : 66
Subject: Re: Dipstick upgrade Thu 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
paulbrice GRiSO Capo
Posts : 1140 Join date : 2015-01-04 Age : 60
Subject: Re: Dipstick upgrade Thu 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)...