Lost my Dip Stick
I was in the woods today and when I headed home enjoying a slow trip looking around and all of a sudden I was in the middle of a smoke bath.* I shut off my ATV and it was just smoking from the center of the machine, I could not see flames and I looked around the other side and see oil on the left side.* So I took out the little panel* that covers the dip stick and the dip stick was gone, and apparently oil was shooting out of there and got on the manifold exhaust pipe, and started smoking.* So I looked for the dip stick, fist on the engine and then on the bottom where it should have been laying on the skid plates, but all I found was a big stick that must have somehow pushed the dip stick out by poking it in the little finger hole that is there to grab it out of the engine when I want to check the oil.
I finally plugged that hole with a stick I whittled, and drove back home.* I did not think I lost much oil, but I have no way of knowing.
Anyone know of a good place to buy a new Dip Stick, or how long it is so I can figure out what my oil level is? When I get a new one, I am going to modify it, as I don't think this could happen twice, but not going to find out!