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post #1 of 35 Old 05-03-2012, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Oil Check Poll

Which method do you prefer when it comes to checking your oil, the old sight glass method or the new dipstick method..?

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post #2 of 35 Old 05-03-2012, 12:51 PM
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I'd take a sight glass any day.

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Just to check the level, I kinda like the old sight glass, poke my head under the fender a little and look, maybe have to wipe some dust off it. The dipstick, find a clean(ish) rag, clean the dipstick area 1st, then hope the plastic dipstick end or retainer doesn't break, then I can finally check the oil but be careful not to knock any dirt or any thing in the dipstick tube/hole . I know semantics and it really, really isn't that hard. But the sight glass is handy and I like it on my KQ and the Yamerhammer.
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sightglass all the way.

If it dont work we will fix it while we have our dirty clothes on.Best experience is hands on experience.
IF IT AINT BROKE,DONT FIX IT.
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To check it I like the sight glass. But, and I know it is rare to happen, you don't have to worry about the sight glass breaking and having to replace it.




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Despite the 300 KQ being the only quad I've ever owned, i still think i would prefer the oil sight glass myself instead of the oil dipstick for checking the oil even if i owned a newer KQ. Thing is, the sight glass is easy and quick and just needs a glance to check where as the dipstick you need to take out and check and sometimes recheck. Just my 2 cents.

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post #7 of 35 Old 05-03-2012, 06:52 PM
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Definately sight glass. That's what is on my LT230E and both of our street bikes. It can't get much easier.
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post #8 of 35 Old 05-06-2012, 12:38 AM
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Ive never owned a quad that had a sight glass but it sounds like it would be easier to check.

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Sight glass would be cool, but I'm used to doing it the new, longer way.
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post #10 of 35 Old 06-15-2012, 01:51 PM
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Sightglass

I love the sightglass. All my younger buddies are always saying how cool it is.
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