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post #1 of 25 Old 03-16-2011, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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where's the dip stick

first 919 i've ever owned and today i thought i should check out oil level and twisted off the oil cap only to find out there was no dip stick attached to it .........Is this some sort of a joke from the PO or do the 919s have some other sort of way to confirm oil level ?? (i have a manual on the way bought from E-Bay but it's not here yet )

I'm not an idiot with no mechanical intuition but this stumped me ...Where is the dip stick !!!!!?

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post #2 of 25 Old 03-16-2011, 08:40 PM
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Sight glass 6 inches below filler hole.

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post #3 of 25 Old 03-16-2011, 08:46 PM
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Just make sure when you look at the sight glass the bike is on level ground, both wheels on the ground and standing vertically. Not on the side stand!

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post #4 of 25 Old 03-16-2011, 08:49 PM
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Just make sure when you look at the sight glass the bike is on level ground, both wheels on the ground and standing vertically. Not on the side stand!
And not with just one end of the bike on a race stand.

And not on a centre stand, either.


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post #5 of 25 Old 03-16-2011, 09:09 PM
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Its usually located right above the seat......just kidding, enjoy your new motorcycle

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Its usually located right above the seat......just kidding, enjoy your new motorcycle
I think I peed myself a little. Thanks.

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post #7 of 25 Old 03-17-2011, 12:38 PM
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Did it come with a manual?

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Did it come with a manual?
All 919's are manual - Honda did not make a auto version .....

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All 919's are manual - Honda did not make a auto version .....
It's a motorcycle, not an auto!

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post #10 of 25 Old 03-17-2011, 02:11 PM
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boy he fell for that one.... poor kiwi lol.

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post #11 of 25 Old 03-17-2011, 06:38 PM
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Somehow Honda thought holding your bike up while bending over to check a little sight glass was a simpler solution than a dipstick.

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Somehow Honda thought holding your bike up while bending over to check a little sight glass was a simpler solution than a dipstick.
Yep, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, BMW, etc....

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post #13 of 25 Old 03-18-2011, 11:25 AM
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sight glass = no mess quick check. i like. also (afraid to admit) really easy to quickly see the oil color and see if i forgot to change it.

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post #14 of 25 Old 03-18-2011, 11:33 AM
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My secret (and it sure beats craning your neck) stand the bike upright, then snap a picture of the sightglass with your cell phone. Arms are a lot more mobile than necks.

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post #15 of 25 Old 03-18-2011, 11:42 AM
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pure genius w/ the cell phone!

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post #16 of 25 Old 03-18-2011, 12:03 PM
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That's a fantastic idea, I've been using one of those hand held mirrors, It works but not very well.


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post #17 of 25 Old 03-18-2011, 12:04 PM
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The sight glass is THE missing piece I miss the most going from my 919 to current mount.

I have a black plastic dipstick that is a PITA to read.

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The sight glass is THE missing piece I miss the most going from my 919 to current mount.

I have a black plastic dipstick that is a PITA to read.

what are you riding now?

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The sight glass is THE missing piece I miss the most going from my 919 to current mount.

I have a black plastic dipstick that is a PITA to read.
You're CRAZY.........................



Only bad things can happen from this................................



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what are you riding now?
'07 Tiger

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You're CRAZY.........................



Only bad things can happen from this................................
Like what? Please don't say dropping the bike....I want to hear something technical about the potential fatal flaw that is a block site glass.

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post #21 of 25 Old 03-18-2011, 01:22 PM
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Why not the center stand? I realize the back tire is off the ground, but not that much.

The bike is probably more upright on the center stand than it would be if I held it up and leaned over to look through the glass.

But then again, there is a reason I'm not good with mechanical parts.



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post #22 of 25 Old 03-18-2011, 01:32 PM
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i was thinking the same thing about the center stand. anyone out there with an answer as to why checking on the center stand isn't the recommended way?

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post #23 of 25 Old 03-18-2011, 02:22 PM
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It won't be the Honda recommendation because the bike doesn't ship with a center stand.

As to the appropriatness, how far does the bike shift up in the tail when on the CS? How much does it affect your view in the sight glass? Just answer these yourself, apply some Kentucky Windage to your future measurements and you are golden.......no?

I know what my stick needs to look like when checked on the CS vs. the SS and can do it either way........when I can see the damn fluid on the stick.

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Like what? Please don't say dropping the bike....I want to hear something technical about the potential fatal flaw that is a block site glass.


Why...........................dropping the bike is not bad?

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It won't be the Honda recommendation because the bike doesn't ship with a center stand.

of course. leave it to me to miss the bleedingly obvious.

thanks for the info.

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