Well it happened. Pulled the transmission dipstick out for a fluid change and only got half of a dipstick! Made me feel GREAT! I had a conversation last fall with the Queen about reading about that very thing in this forum and discussed cutting it off and getting one to check levels and didn't do it. Don't know exactly when but sometime in the last 3000 miles. FLHTCU has been running great. No problems, no noises or clanking.....nothing. I have the extended warranty so went to the dealer with the dipstick to discuss the situation with the owners son in the service department. I asked about the removal of getting the 2 inch piece out of the tranny housing being under warranty because of the dipstick just breaking on its own and no fault of mine. He told that it would not be covered as there was no damage and that there was 2 thought processes, 1 was to pay out of pocket to get it fixed, about 6 hours labor plus parts, or 2, ride it till it screwed up....which is not an option as the result could be fatal...WHAT ADVISE! Called Harley customer service and was told would not be covered under warranty and had a not so pleasant discussion with the rep about the worthless extended warranty. She gave me another number to call. Talked with a gent about the situation and the advise from the dealer. I was told that if there was no visual sign of man-made damage on the dipstick it would be covered and that I could take it wherever I wanted even an independent shop? It only made sense to me a $400 fix would be better than a 2 or $3K fix. Going tomorrow to call the warranty people from the shop to see what happens. Cut'em off boys and girls!