Analog Dipstick Problems (P/N 62896-00B)

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by MilitaryMike, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. MilitaryMike

    MilitaryMike Member

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    I purchased the Analog dipstick (P/N 62896-00B) for my '08 Heritage over 1-1/2 years ago and now it falls out when starting the bike, cracking the throttle and/or going over major bumps.

    Is it possible that the dipstick shaft is too long and connecting with other moving parts which causes this to happen?
     
  2. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    Try drying off the rubber right below the gauge when you reinstall.
     
  3. Cyclops

    Cyclops Active Member

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    I've had one on my bike for 2 years, no problems. I'll have to monitor this post just in case. Best of luck.
     
  4. glider

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    Moving parts in the oil tank? Try cleaning the rubber stopper and the tank neck, then try it again.
     
  5. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I've had an HD analog unit in my '94 since '97 and it has never come out. I always dry it off before I reinstall. I know that there is about 30lb when the engine is at 2000+rpm and 12lb to 15lb at idle. You have to be very careful not to overfill the oil tank.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I know the manual says to lube it BUT maybe too slippery
     
  7. MilitaryMike

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    Glider,

    Thanks for the response about "Moving parts", I just realized that I saw a thread talking about the 6 speed transmission dipstick versus the clutch cable.

    Thanks for setting me straight. One thing that I did notice between the stock oil dipstick and the analog oil dipstick is that the rubber is slightly larger in diameter on the stock version.
     
  8. 03hdfatboy

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    Mine did the same thing and a friend of mine's done it also.What I did to mine and his was put a 1/4" fender washer on the dipstick, slide it all the way up and put it behind the rubber seal, it's a pain to get it up there but it will go. It don't come out anymore :D
     
  9. MilitaryMike

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    Thanks 03hdfatboy for your response. Can you send me a picture of your Analog Dipstick with the 1/4" fender washer.
     
  10. Mad Dog Jim

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    Just a thought... it seems to me that those dipsticks have a rubber boot that had fins on it to help hold it in the tank neck. (fins for lack of a better work) You might try taking it to Napa or some other auto parts store and finding an o-ring that fits sunggly over it, and thin enough to only increase the diameter a smidge.