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Old 10-02-2012, 06:30 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:09 AM   #2
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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). 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.

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Old 10-02-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
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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!


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Old 10-02-2012, 09:08 AM   #4
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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....
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:30 PM   #5
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At least you were near a couple of bike shops....
Yeah, I wish. It's coming tomorrow via UPS. But I'm not complaining.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:30 PM   #6
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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:


to this:
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:01 AM   #7
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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). 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.

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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.

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Old 10-04-2012, 02:47 PM   #8
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Emergency repair of sight plug

Several years ago my sight plug blew out in the middle og nowhere.Nearby auto parts store suggested a 40mm freeze plug as a long term temp repair.Get the concave plug and it's simple to install.Cost 50 cents!
Drill a hole in it and use a hook to remove.
Freeze plug makes it a bit difficult to check your oil....:-)
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:07 PM   #9
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Bought two more of them today. The mechanic suggested I slobber some oil around the edges. No sealant.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:41 PM   #10
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And that was the winning ticket.

I taped the old one to the new one, used the same socket as last time. A film of oil and the thing damn-near installed itself.

I am wondering now if the first replacement was perhaps too big? It would not go into the hole.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:29 PM   #11
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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.

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mine blew out in colorado a couple months ago. i also broke the first i put in. its a little bitch. put a second one in and it was seeping so i said f it and brought it to the dealer to reapair. they also replaced some o ring by the sparkplug the said was leaking. i dunno. i carry an extra one with me now.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:38 PM   #12
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mine blew out in colorado a couple months ago. i also broke the first i put in. its a little bitch. put a second one in and it was seeping so i said f it and brought it to the dealer to reapair. they also replaced some o ring by the sparkplug the said was leaking. i dunno. i carry an extra one with me now.
Probably the donut that seals the spark plug tunnel on the OHV cover.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:54 PM   #13
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Safety wire for the win!

It was embarrassingly simple.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:19 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:59 AM   #15
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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.
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.

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