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Bender 10-02-2012 06:30 AM

99 1100GS oil sight glass blew out.
 
I'm stuck but I've got it handled. Can someone point me to a fix thread for when I get the new part?

JimVonBaden 10-02-2012 07:09 AM

Do you have a hammer? Use a socket of approximately the right size and tap in the new one. Clean the surface of the hole, and lube it lightly (should already be lubed:D). Tap it in as evenly as possible until it is as close to flush as you can get it.

If the old one is still there, but broken, carefully pry it out first.

Jim :brow

Bender 10-02-2012 07:31 AM

Part is on the way, be here tomorrow. Should be a simple fix.

I was chasing parts for work this morning, made it about 3/4 of a mile when I came to a stoplight. Looked over the the left at a weird plume of smoke or condensation. I figured my old resonator had finally shot craps when I realized that it was one wet plume of whatever. Then things got serious!


Thanks JVB.

def 10-02-2012 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bender (Post 19726808)
Part is on the way, be here tomorrow. Should be a simple fix.

I was chasing parts for work this morning, made it about 3/4 of a mile when I came to a stoplight. Looked over the the left at a weird plume of smoke or condensation. I figured my old resonator had finally shot craps when I realized that it was one wet plume of whatever. Then things got serious!


Thanks JVB.

At least you were near a couple of bike shops....

Bender 10-02-2012 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by def (Post 19727609)
At least you were near a couple of bike shops....

Yeah, I wish. It's coming tomorrow via UPS. But I'm not complaining.

slartidbartfast 10-02-2012 11:30 PM

Supposedly a temporary expanding rubber pipe plug (from most hardware stores) can be made to work as a get-you-home measure. Probably not important if you have a new glass coming tomorrow but maybe useful for future reference.

I did mine before it fell out and found that the darned thing had glued itself in place. Very gratifying however, to go from this:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...c/P1020166.jpg

to this:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...c/P1020458.jpg

rboett 10-03-2012 06:19 AM

Looked up the part. ,, 11 11 8 523 906 ,,, Interestingly, its the same part as for my 2008 adv, except for the 08 there is an extra clip specified , most likely to help keep it in. I had bought one as a spare when I had a 96 GS, guess I'll hang onto it.:clap

JimVonBaden 10-03-2012 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rboett (Post 19734924)
Looked up the part. ,, 11 11 8 523 906 ,,, Interestingly, its the same part as for my 2008 adv, except for the 08 there is an extra clip specified , most likely to help keep it in. I had bought one as a spare when I had a 96 GS, guess I'll hang onto it.:clap

When you buy it, for any model, it will come with a clip. I have one on my shelf waiting for a future need. Mine on my ST looks like new at 70K miles.

Jim :brow

rboett 10-03-2012 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimVonBaden (Post 19735169)
When you buy it, for any model, it will come with a clip. I have one on my shelf waiting for a future need. Mine on my ST looks like new at 70K miles.

Jim :brow

Cool. I'll have to check the packaging more carefully.

Bender 10-03-2012 09:06 AM

I was just gonna ask about this extra spring clip.

Thanks guys!

s1marks 10-03-2012 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimVonBaden (Post 19726641)
Do you have a hammer? Use a socket of approximately the right size and tap in the new one. Clean the surface of the hole, and lube it lightly (should already be lubed:D). Tap it in as evenly as possible until it is as close to flush as you can get it.

If the old one is still there, but broken, carefully pry it out first.

Jim :brow

Like JVB says, tap it in as EVENLY as possible. Once it gets off kilter it is a little shit. When I did this a few weeks ago, I broke the glass on the first new one I tried to fit, it got wonky and I just couldn't straighten it out (they are glass and not plastic any longer btw).

Remember, EVEN + take your time. do it right. not quick.:norton

S1

PNWRR 10-03-2012 12:20 PM

You could probably mist on some isopropyl alcohol for lubrication, it dries quickly and is fairly benign. WFC

Bender 10-03-2012 02:07 PM

Well I guess I should have bought 2.

Could they not find anything more fragile than glass??

Bender 10-03-2012 02:44 PM

I'm not even gonna bother carrying a spare. There is no way in hell this could get fixed alongside the trail.

JimVonBaden 10-03-2012 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bender (Post 19738560)
Well I guess I should have bought 2.

Could they not find anything more fragile than glass??

When you get another, use the old one to tap in the new one. Normally that protects the glass. If you use a socket, it has to be the right size.

Jim :brow


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