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ET: Engine (Twin) How Long is Your Dipstick?

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nigsey

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I’m wondering if the length of the dipstick on my C twin gearbox is different to others. After totally draining the oil and refilling it with exactly 1 litre, the new oil level on the stick is showing on the ‘0’ mark of the flat, which I understand is higher than recommended. This was before I started the engine and the same level after riding it for a few miles. Now, given that 1 litre is significantly less than the 2 pints or just under the box is supposed to take, could it be my dipstick is too long and my box is running on less oil than it should be.
 

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timetraveller

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Just measure two. One is160 mm (6.3") and the other 163mm (6.4+"). These are measured from the bottom of the conical stop near the top to then very bottom end of the dip stick. Looks like we have three different out of three:eek:
 

Alyson

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Well, I did hear on the radio this morning, the "too early for a question, question" on Rock 101 with Willie, Elize, and Kim, what is shorter these days for men ? and after some amusing answers, it turns out the "shlong" will now be referred to as the "shlort", which was the correct answer. Oh, we are talking about dip
sticks aren't we ;)
 

Monkeypants

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There was a study done about 30 years ago on this subject. That one relied on measurements given by the male respondents.
Perhaps a newer study might use actual measurements taken by others. That alone could make it seem like the evolutionary process is in reverse here ( heaven forbid!)
Glen
 

Alyson

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There was a study done about 30 years ago on this subject. That one relied on measurements given by the male respondents.
Perhaps a newer study might use actual measurements taken by others. That alone could make it seem like the evolutionary process is in reverse here ( heaven forbid!)
Glen
do you think a study like that would stand up ? :D
 

Bobv07662

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I changed the gearbox oil last year and the recommendation at that time was to fill it till the oil was just visible on the dipstick warm. If memory serves me correctly, it was under a US quart.
 
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