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Tuesday 2 June 2020


JIMS Dipstick Socket Insert

In 2012 Harley-Davidson changed the design of the oil dipstick from a "socket style" cap to a "finger grasp" cap design. 

Although this design feature is intended to make it easier for the owner or technician to remove the dipstick, it still can very difficult to remove. Sometimes the technician needs to remove the dipstick prior to the bike cooling down, or the dipstick is simply "stuck" and hard to remove. This is especially true when the oil is contaminated with water condensation from being run for short periods of time without reaching operating temperature, resulting in the dipstick being virtually impossible to remove.
This insert design, by Gary Smith exclusively for JIMS, means you no longer need to risk damaging the dipstick cap with a set of pliers. Simply install this insert into an existing JIMS dipstick socket tool and remove the finger grasp cap easily with no chance of damage. Manufactured out of blue Delrin and guaranteed for life; also available as a kit including the socket for earlier model bikes.