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I went to check my oil for the first time today and I couldn't get the dip stick out! I just kept on unscrewing the lid and it wouldn't lift off. What am I doing wrong? I had the bike serviced last October and have put roughly 1800 miles on since then. I just wanted to check the oil because I have a 70 mile one way commute to work.
 

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Your dipstick does not unscrew, it simply pulls out. Pull and wiggle a bit at the same time, it'll come out.
 

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Also, perform the oil check exactly as the manual says. Run it, get it to full operating temperature, rest it on jiffy stand and let it idle for approx. 2 minutes. Shut bike off, and immediately pull the dip stick, wipe, re-insert completely, pull stick and observe level.

I happen to have the same bike and love it. Got the 95 stage II kit.. all the power I need. Also have the tour pack.
 

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No need to feel like that. We're here to help. Easy questions or hard ones.
Enjoy your ride!
 

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Talk about feeling like a total idiot!! Thank you.
Don't feel that way I did the same thing and by the way there are some dipsticks out there that do screw in. I have one on mine now but my previous Glide was a pull hard type.
 

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Well, there is the other method, over fill it by about 1/2 a quart then take it out and wind the piss out of it for a couple miles, the dipstick is almost guaranteed to blow out on it's own.....
 
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