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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!


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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, 06:19 AM   #7
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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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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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Old 10-03-2012, 07:30 AM   #9
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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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Cool. I'll have to check the packaging more carefully.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:06 AM   #10
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I was just gonna ask about this extra spring clip.

Thanks guys!
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:01 AM   #11
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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 10-03-2012, 12:20 PM   #12
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You could probably mist on some isopropyl alcohol for lubrication, it dries quickly and is fairly benign. WFC
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:07 PM   #13
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Well I guess I should have bought 2.

Could they not find anything more fragile than glass??
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:44 PM   #14
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I'm not even gonna bother carrying a spare. There is no way in hell this could get fixed alongside the trail.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:36 PM   #15
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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.

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