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    I have a 2014 HD Ultra with a recent Motor Trike conversion. I added a digital oil dipstick a couple years before I had the conversion done. The instructions say to check the oil level with the bike on side stand, which obviously can't be done with a trike.

    How have any of you overcome the "side stand" position when checking the oil, even with the standard oil dipstick?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker_ded View Post
    I have a 2014 HD Ultra with a recent Motor Trike conversion. I added a digital oil dipstick a couple years before I had the conversion done. The instructions say to check the oil level with the bike on side stand, which obviously can't be done with a trike.

    How have any of you overcome the "side stand" position when checking the oil, even with the standard oil dipstick?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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    If you want to be totally accurate ... you need to purchase the digital for the trike.

    I was in the same boat. I put the oem dip stick in using the "on level surface" reading and compared it to the digital. I forget weather it was a bar low or actually full ... that was on my 15 ... on my 14 I used the trike one.

    The reason I can't remember, I just put the right amount of fluid in and got a reading, then, used it to see if it changed. If it don't change, you're good. I mainly use the digital for temp.
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    $150 dipstick !!!! WOW. Just put correct amount in ( or,some say 1/2 quart less) & check the stick ,Then you will know where it should be when checked later. not that hard. You can also buy a thermal gun to check temps a whole cheaper than 150 .
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