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Don't like the look of the stock Victory Dipstick?

Tired of the 149 dollar with shipping witchdoctor chrome dipstick that leaks oil onto the hot exhaust from the cap of the dipstick?

Here is the answer:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400575143580?item=400575143580&viewitem=&vxp=mtr

This is a replacement dipstick that is made from billet Aluminum that is highly polished that will dress up the dipstick and be 100 percent functional without the annoying dripping of oil onto the hot exhaust.

The best part is this Billet Aluminum Highly Polished replacement dipstick is priced at a very reasonable $47.06 shipped.

That is a savings of $101.94 over the poorly designed Witchdoctor dipstick and the best part is it looks great and won't leak.

It will also solve the other problem of the poorly designed Witchdoctor chrome dipstick. Besides the double O-rings that fail to seal the oil from leaking out of the top of the dip stick tube, when you do an oil change the poor design of the Witchdoctor chrome dipstick resulted in the tube opening being very small and you have to very slowly add oil because the tubes hole is so small it quickly backs up. It takes longer to add the 4 1/2 quarts of oil back into the engine with the poorly designed Witchdoctor chrome dipstick than it does to drain the oil and change the oil filter.

With this dipstick you get the full size opening because it screws in just like the original dipstick so adding the 4 1/2 quarts of oil is no longer a hassle.
 

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You can use this google search text to find more vendors selling this dipstick:

pingel custom oil dipstick 60276 victory
 

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Don't like the look of the stock Victory Dipstick?

Tired of the 149 dollar with shipping witchdoctor chrome dipstick that leaks oil onto the hot exhaust from the cap of the dipstick?

Here is the answer:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400575143580?item=400575143580&viewitem=&vxp=mtr

This is a replacement dipstick that is made from billet Aluminum that is highly polished that will dress up the dipstick and be 100 percent functional without the annoying dripping of oil onto the hot exhaust.

The best part is this Billet Aluminum Highly Polished replacement dipstick is priced at a very reasonable $47.06 shipped.

That is a savings of $101.94 over the poorly designed Witchdoctor dipstick and the best part is it looks great and won't leak.

It will also solve the other problem of the poorly designed Witchdoctor chrome dipstick. Besides the double O-rings that fail to seal the oil from leaking out of the top of the dip stick tube, when you do an oil change the poor design of the Witchdoctor chrome dipstick resulted in the tube opening being very small and you have to very slowly add oil because the tubes hole is so small it quickly backs up. It takes longer to add the 4 1/2 quarts of oil back into the engine with the poorly designed Witchdoctor chrome dipstick than it does to drain the oil and change the oil filter.

With this dipstick you get the full size opening because it screws in just like the original dipstick so adding the 4 1/2 quarts of oil is no longer a hassle.
Gee I have had the kewlmetal one for almost 3 years and it has never leaked. Why don't you just try to sell yours and class up without the negative comments?:cool:
 

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Gee I have had the kewlmetal one for almost 3 years and it has never leaked. Why don't you just try to sell yours and class up without the negative comments?:cool:
I am not the maker or seller of these dipsticks, but I did make the mistake of over paying for the poorly designed Witchdoctor dipstick and it leaks out of the top onto the hot exhaust. The tube hole is also way to small for refilling the engine after an oil change. You have sit and slowly pour the oil in which is a huge pain in the rear end.

This gives people a choice, pay 146 dollars for a product that leaks oil or pay 47 dollars for a product that does not leak oil. Seems pretty reasonable to me.

Here is the manufacture of this quality part: http://www.pingelonline.com/victory_dipstick.htm
 

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It's great to have another option and better to have it at a good price. As for the filling problem with the WD dipstick you could easily solved that by removing the entire dipstick and filling through the OEM hole.

Also it's quite obvious that you have a problem with WD but I don't think you realize how important WD and other vendors are that build aftermarket parts for our bikes. Before WD and the other vendors started building parts we were stuck buying parts for other brands and making them work. Now that we have these vendors we don't want them to stop building for us because they do offer many items that we can't get by modifying and can't get OEM.

Please try to ease back on the slander campaign and work your vendor issues out with the vendors.
 

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Well said Ammo. You are more diplomatic than I am, but I thought it was obvious that you need to remove the housing to fill with oil. Not any harder than just removing the oem dipstick. But then I guess you could take a squirt type oil can and spend the entire weekend to add a quart. ;):D. By the way, I hope you have enjoyed the great summer we are having for riding.
 

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Some are oblivious to the obvious.

Summer has been good, we managed a few 1300-1500 mile weekends. Only problem now is my seat is wearing out (from damage that wasn't showing after the accident not from my butt)...
 

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Where have I slandered Witchdoctor?

I own the Witchdoctor chrome oil dipstick. Witchdoctor went to the trouble making a video bragging about how it has two O-rings and does not leak oil trust them they have sold a bunch, it is right on their own video.

The truth is the two O-rings do not stop the oil from working its way past them and it collects in the cap until it starts to drip on the exhaust system. Cost of the Witchdoctor dipstick? 149 dollars when shipping is added.

Where is the slander? Other than the false claim by Witchdoctor in their own video claiming the dipstick does not leak oil everything is the truth.

As for vendors, the Victory community whines about lack of vendors yet if you just take a few minutes you can really find an awful lot of vendors who are making parts for Victory motorcycles.

In answer to your instructions on how to add oil with the Witchdoctor dipstick, don't you think that having to take the two piece dipstick completely off every time you have add oil defeats the purpose of a automotive style slide in dipstick that screws into the only inlet to add oil?

What if you are out on the road and need to add oil? should every one carry a 1 inch SAE wrench or a large cresent wrench to remove the entire slide in dipstick assembly?

Poor design is just plain old poor design no matter how much you want to defend Witchdoctor.

Here is a link to a thread where I found 8 different vendors who make parts that fit Victory motorcycles. http://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=47610&page=2

And that was without looking hard.
 

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Where have I slandered Witchdoctor?
I'll bite:
You used the phrase "poorly designed Witchdoctor..." at least four times in this thread, 3 times in the first post. Also a reference to 'poor design of the Witchdoctor..."

I think we got the idea. More than once or twice, it just looks like you've got an axe to grind.
 

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You could carry a crescent wrench but then you would say that was a poor design to....

As to slander... Yeah I would call it that. You name them and only them every time. Not "Hay look what I found" It's always "Here is a much better product than that over priced, POS I bought from Witchdoctors".

I'm curious though... If you have such an issue with WD please explain to me why you apparently bought everything they made. I'm sure someone as smart as yourself reads reviews about items before you buy them. If so, and no one else has complained, then could it be operator error??? We all get that you have an issue with them. You have made that quite known to this and other forums.

I will state this again just so you know. I'm in no way affiliated with WD. Don't know them, not a customer, nor do I even live with in the same state. I just read all the good comments that the majority of this community has to say about them and most all the vendors on this forum. If these folks weren't doing it right, then they wouldn't be in business.

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Mr Vic 1, Lighten up dude. You are getting no where with this crowd. If you got a beef with WD then take it there. No body likes a soap box opera brother. Unfortunately you could loose as much credibility as your trying to put on WD. Save your self man! Take your beef there.
 

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On a similar note.:crzy: I have the Victory dip stick/temp unit. ( meat thermometer):ltr: all I can really say about it is, well, it was expensive and It makes checking oil difficult. Victory should have come up with a different way to remove for checking other than the knurled base. Maybe hex head design? Had to loctite the bezel threads to hold the thermometer in place. Is it accurate? Nah! looks better that the o.e.m. plastic thingy. Well good find on the $47 one Vic 1. Good luck with your vendors in the future.
 

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I guess I'm to busy riding mine to worry what the stock dipstick looks like. It's black and blends in fine with the black crankcase behind it unlike the ugly rear brake reservoir on an X bike. I used to think the oil temp dipsticks were cool but then figured what does it really matter. Just ride.
 

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Dude.. You've complained about the WD website, his skidplate and now his dipstick... Give it a rest... Buy from someone else. This kind of attack is total BS and gives our forum a bad name... Move on...


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I guess I'm to busy riding mine to worry what the stock dipstick looks like. It's black and blends in fine with the black crankcase behind it unlike the ugly rear brake reservoir on an X bike. I used to think the oil temp dipsticks were cool but then figured what does it really matter. Just ride.
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Dude.. You've complained about the WD website, his skidplate and now his dipstick... Give it a rest... Buy from someone else. This kind of attack is total BS and gives our forum a bad name... Move on...


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Well said! Unless you have tried to work it out with the supplier and had no luck there's no since in trying to call them out here, unless you are one of these
 

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Didn't we have this same ridiculous go around a couple weeks ago on a Victory 1 born thread... We have already been through all this, and Vic 1 seems like an Ass to me ... BUT I mat be wrong again.wac
 

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Wow... let's all attack any forum member who doesn't have our skill in resolving a REAL issue to him, instead of offering advice as to how to manage his issue. Where's Witch Dr. on this? Is he manufacturing parts which are failing to perform to his high standards, then ignoring the issue when he is called out? Or is this OP just complaining to complain? Put yourself in his shoes and think about how you would feel if you went on a forum for advice and direction in making a major purchase for you... and the products are expensive... and they fail to meet the advertised quality check... for you.

Yes, the Op should take it to WD, but maybe he has and has not received the kind of service that he deserves... he is the customer and the parts that he spent his hard earned money on have failed HIM.

Let's not lynch him for coming on a public forum which is HIS choice and voicing his experience however inappropriate you deem it. If you don't like it... Skip over the post... nothing says that you have to read every post.

I for one appreciate the fact that the forum is open... and I take it personally when the same bunch sit in judgement and try to censor what can and cannot be posted. Move along or be constructive.
 
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