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Old 10-15-2012, 10:54 AM   #46
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My 2002 oil sight glass was plastic. The new one is glass.

Yup.

I'm using one of these to keep it from falling out:




I've been testing it for an inmate that is close to production, I'll PM him and point him to this thread.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:31 PM   #47
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Please tell us more about that little gadget.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:26 AM   #48
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Nope, a couple drops is normal.

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I don't know from this thread if the OP has purchased a set of your DVDs but I would highly recommend them. Watching them and then doing one of these jobs becomes like working with a patient, highly knowledgeable friend. I think this procedure is covered in the DVDs, yes?
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:08 AM   #49
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I don't know from this thread if the OP has purchased a set of your DVDs but I would highly recommend them. Watching them and then doing one of these jobs becomes like working with a patient, highly knowledgeable friend. I think this procedure is covered in the DVDs, yes?
Thanks, yes, in the Repair DVD.

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:31 AM   #50
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Please tell us more about that little gadget.

It clamps onto a fin near the sight glass and keeps the thing from popping out. I thought I had a picture of it installed, but can't find it...I'll try and get you a pic soon.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:37 AM   #51
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I highly doubt you have excessive crankcase pressure. If you did you would have leaking seals all over the place. I suspect wither you have gotten a bad sight glass, or your sight glass hole is somehow out of spec.

What I would suggest is that you install a new one, drille some safety wire holes around it, and safety wire it in. This has been done successfully before.

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Old 10-16-2012, 09:17 AM   #52
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:31 AM   #53
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It clamps onto a fin near the sight glass and keeps the thing from popping out. I thought I had a picture of it installed, but can't find it...I'll try and get you a pic soon.

Here is a picture:




This is on the 1150, not sure if the 1100 fins are the same?
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:03 AM   #54
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:29 PM   #55
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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   #56
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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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Safety wire for the win!

It was embarrassingly simple.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:10 AM   #59
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Chap on the UKGSER site making these-

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:17 AM   #60
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Looks like something Touratech would do. Overkill for a mostly non-issue if you ask me.

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