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    What kind of motorcycle are you talking about?????????

    I can tell you the length on a Goldwing, BUT not Harley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    What kind of motorcycle are you talking about?????????

    I can tell you the length on a Goldwing, BUT not Harley

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    On my 1973 Type 1 engine, with dipstick removed, the tube sticks up 1-1/2" from the deck of the block. (+ or - a mm or 2)

    I'm running with an aftermarket dipstick & when placed next to the tube on the deck flat where the tube comes up from, the tube height measures a little bit lower than halfway between the high/low marks on the stick.

    Hope that helps...
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    dipstick.jpg

    Here's what I've got. generic Type 1 mutt engine.

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    looking at it my dipstick is the proper length and I think I have the proper amount of oil. When I start my motor cold or hot I have 20 lbs of oil pressure at idle however when I am driving and come to a stop it goes to 0 and light comes on. I am going to check the oil pressure valves tomorrow.

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    20 lbs hot idle is more than most. I'd be lucky to see 5 lbs hot idle. When you look at the back of the gauge does it have a tiny hole for the oil. They usually have a restriction just so it won't do what you describe. My first thought is throw the gauge away. If the pickup tubes correct you may be trying to fix something thats not broke. What was the problem that made you install a gauge in the first place.

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    It is odd.

    I jostle mine around pretty hard and no problems.

    A baja bounces around a good bit.

    I am fairly certain that some thing like autocross would do it. Sticky tires and as much G as you can pull for extended time....not just a jostle about.

    There is usually something going on with the pick up tube that causes this in not extreme situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino 2 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
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    One of the first little chrome bits I got was an aftermarket ( Empi ) chrome dipstick ( Along with a chrome oilcap ) at Wolfgang international .

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