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DanielKoerichRocha

1980 CX500A (SHADOW) OIL DIPSTICK THREAD SIZE
« Started on: 11-Aug-20, 17:09 »
Hi Guys,

I am looking to purchase one of those oil dipstick with a oil temperature gauge built in. Does anyone know what size thread that is? I am looking at a couple on ebay but it lists every possible CX model there other than CX500A  2sad

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Thanks

CX PHREAK

Re: 1980 CX500A (SHADOW) OIL DIPSTICK THREAD SIZE
« Reply #1 on: 11-Aug-20, 17:25 »
Easy answer - they're all the same.

 I had one here last week with one of those installed.

You'll need to put on your own level lines. I coarse sanded the end because clean oil hardly shows on the shiny steel.

bahn88

Re: 1980 CX500A (SHADOW) OIL DIPSTICK THREAD SIZE
« Reply #2 on: 11-Aug-20, 19:06 »
Hi CXPHREAK-Do they (dipstick temp gauges) work in your opinion-is there an adequate oil bath in a running motor?

Seagrass

Re: 1980 CX500A (SHADOW) OIL DIPSTICK THREAD SIZE
« Reply #3 on: 11-Aug-20, 19:08 »
They do work BUT you may not want to know the actual oil temp, it is much higher than you would think rolleye0012

Seagrass

bahn88

Re: 1980 CX500A (SHADOW) OIL DIPSTICK THREAD SIZE
« Reply #4 on: 11-Aug-20, 19:15 »
They do work BUT you may not want to know the actual oil temp, it is much higher than you would think rolleye0012

Seagrass
yup a racer friend of mine (CB900F proddy) said he got his fastest times when he duct-tapped over the tacho and speedo and just "felt the engine"........

CX PHREAK

Re: 1980 CX500A (SHADOW) OIL DIPSTICK THREAD SIZE
« Reply #5 on: 11-Aug-20, 19:22 »
It worked - but I didn't have the bike here and running long enough to know if it bears any relationship to reality.

 An IR gun would verify.

DanielKoerichRocha

Re: 1980 CX500A (SHADOW) OIL DIPSTICK THREAD SIZE
« Reply #6 on: 12-Aug-20, 08:51 »
Thanks a lot for all the replies guys. I will pull the pin and once I have it I will check with an IR gun to see how it compares.

Ronny Rooster

Re: 1980 CX500A (SHADOW) OIL DIPSTICK THREAD SIZE
« Reply #7 on: 05-Sep-20, 16:18 »
Hi all,
I'm after one of these oil temperature gauges for my 1980 CX500. Mine needs a threaded section with 30mm diameter. The ones on ebay appear to be 24mm. Can anyone help me find where to buy, preferable in Australia.

thanks!

 


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