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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 05:39 PM
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Personally, I hate that little sight glass. My theory is that it was designed by the same engineer who hid the oil filter behind the front exhaust pipe. Too easy to get a false reading standing on your head while keeping the bike level. A mirror definitely makes it easier, but give me a dipstick any day.
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post #22 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 08:11 PM
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Northernrider, I used to hate that sight glass also but then I bought an extendable inspection mirror and it actually makes checking oil a breeze just grab it out of saddle bag sit on bike and look at oil level in mirror. No bending down or squatting which is a big issue for me and no messing with dipstick either. I guess you could say I have grown to like it.
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Yeah, Grizzer, I did get an extendable mirror and that makes it tolerable, but I still prefer a dipstick.
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post #24 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-17-2019, 07:37 PM
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At 70 I still have problems seeing the "sight-glass" even with my lighted extendable mirror. I am getting a floor lift so I can get off and see the level !
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If you buy the New Venture STVC there is a little man in the trunk that comes out and checks your oil for you, then he climbs back in the trunk and pulls the lid shut.

The site glass is as simple as can be. It has to be where it is, because thats where the oil level is.
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I mounted a small mirror to the floorboard so I just look down while on the bike to see where the oil level is.
Can even check it while riding. Usually at stops , above idle the oil splashes around and goes away from the window.
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post #28 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-18-2019, 12:44 PM
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I made one of these. Makes checking oil a snap. https://qwikview1100.weebly.com/
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