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Offline chuddly

I made it easy to check my oil
« on: June 29, 2017, 11:44:36 AM »
So I'm sure much like me you guys are all REALLY sick of how we have to check our oil on the Z force 800. I dont want to NOT check my oil because its a pain in the butt. So I came up with my own solution. It may be a bit "extreme" for some people but I just made my life easier so Im good with it. Also you can really only see a couple extra bolts when the seat is in so its not the end of the world.
I cut the plastic that goes around the back of the cabin space. Then took a piece of metal I had laying around and ran some screws in it to hold the 2 pieces back together. Works great. I can easily get to to my oil fill/check location as I have also put the extended tube and dip stick in mine. Hope this helps you guys. It took me a grand total of 15 min to do this and I probably saved myself that much time just checking the oil already LOL


« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 08:24:19 AM by chuddly »
I can imagine a world completely at peace.  A world where there are no weapons, no war, and no violence at all.  And I can imagine us taking over that world because they would never expect it.

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Offline pjw1969

Re: I made it easy to check my oil
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 05:09:24 PM »
Am I the only one that can not see the photos?

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: I made it easy to check my oil
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 05:27:28 PM »
Am I the only one that can not see the photos?

Photobucket changed it so free accounts don't get the encoding to show on 3rd party postings. Bastards....F'ed-up a lot of people and companies. Mine will show cause I have had and been paying for their "Plus" account for almost 10 years now. This move by Photobucket has cause a lot of people to leave for other image hosting sites.
2015 Z Force 800 53/Trail EPS-
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Offline chuddly

Re: I made it easy to check my oil
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 08:25:52 AM »
Stupid Photobucket.  That pretty much pushed me to the point that I wont be using them.  I will fix my pictures as I come across them.  If anyone sees a post of mine that has broken picture links let me know and I will sort them out slow but sure.  I have a bunch out there so its going to take time.   >:(
I can imagine a world completely at peace.  A world where there are no weapons, no war, and no violence at all.  And I can imagine us taking over that world because they would never expect it.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: I made it easy to check my oil
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 08:48:56 AM »
Stupid Photobucket.  That pretty much pushed me to the point that I wont be using them.  I will fix my pictures as I come across them.  If anyone sees a post of mine that has broken picture links let me know and I will sort them out slow but sure.  I have a bunch out there so its going to take time.   >:(
So did they make you pay for an account or just do some kind of upgrade?
2015 Z Force 800 53/Trail EPS-
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

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Offline dragonmac

Re: I made it easy to check my oil
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 10:42:44 AM »
pics come in crystal clear...don't have any payments with any plan !!
2012 zforce 600 snyper
Kaw 650 v-twin atv
Honda 450 foreman es
Javelin 130 hp Bass
24' Grumann Pontoon

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Offline chuddly

Re: I made it easy to check my oil
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 11:50:48 AM »
No Im just linking them from my drop box account now.  Im not buying another cloud based storage option when I already have 2 that work better and dont kick up crappy adds all the time.
I can imagine a world completely at peace.  A world where there are no weapons, no war, and no violence at all.  And I can imagine us taking over that world because they would never expect it.

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Offline pjw1969

Re: I made it easy to check my oil
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 03:40:26 PM »
Chuddly
Will you send or post the info on the extended dipstick?
Thanks
Phil

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: I made it easy to check my oil
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 04:28:27 PM »
Yeah what dip stick is that from and do you remove the old one to install this one?
2015 Z Force 800 53/Trail EPS-
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

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Offline chuddly

Re: I made it easy to check my oil
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 08:54:40 AM »
Both parts are from a 2016 zforce 500 (maybe the 2017 also as I have not looked at that one).  You replace the factory dipstick with the extended one and the tube. You will need to buy the extension tube, the extended dipstick, and 2 O-rings.  Part numbers are as follows

Dipstick - Part# 0GRB-011001
O-Rings (you need 2) - Part# 0110-013030
Extension tube - Part# 0800-011011-1000

All these part numbers are from Alpha sports website so I hope they are CF Moto part number.  I dont really buy from them anymore due to HIGH shipping cost and long delays on parts and them loosing my orders on more than one occasion but I still paid for them...but you can if you would like.  Or just get them from your local dealer.
I can imagine a world completely at peace.  A world where there are no weapons, no war, and no violence at all.  And I can imagine us taking over that world because they would never expect it.

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Offline XRman

Re: I made it easy to check my oil
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2017, 09:55:29 PM »
Does that extender tube just screw into the existing dipstick tube??
2017 Z Force 800 EX

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Offline chuddly

Re: I made it easy to check my oil
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2017, 07:15:52 AM »
Yes it does.  No tools needed to do this mod at all.
I can imagine a world completely at peace.  A world where there are no weapons, no war, and no violence at all.  And I can imagine us taking over that world because they would never expect it.

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Offline XRman

Re: I made it easy to check my oil
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2017, 08:43:16 PM »
Hey Chuddly. Would you mind posting a pic of the location of the hole you cut in behind the seat? Want to see where and how you did it. Thanks
2017 Z Force 800 EX

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Offline wydglide

Re: I made it easy to check my oil
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2017, 12:42:40 PM »
Pop quiz,  is the cover for the oil filter just above where the dipstick is? :o

OK...QUIT laughing I have not even sit down to look into the engine I was basically looking through the service manual still couldn't determine where it was located on the left or right hand side....hehehehe (Not my SXS belongs to the GF)


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Offline NMKawierider

Re: I made it easy to check my oil
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2017, 01:27:25 PM »
Pop quiz,  is the cover for the oil filter just above where the dipstick is? :o

OK...QUIT laughing I have not even sit down to look into the engine I was basically looking through the service manual still couldn't determine where it was located on the left or right hand side....hehehehe (Not my SXS belongs to the GF)


..lol..yes. Has 3 bolts holding it on. Right by the dip stick. Chad has it in his first pic..although pretty dirty.:)

« Last Edit: November 21, 2017, 01:29:05 PM by NMKawierider »
2015 Z Force 800 53/Trail EPS-
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube