99 1100GS oil sight glass blew out.

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  1. Bender

    Bender I can pass this guy..

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    As in just strap it down so it doesn't blow out?
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  2. JimVonBaden

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    Basically cross the glass with safety wire.

    Jim :brow
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  3. Bender

    Bender I can pass this guy..

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    Ok, that's what I thought you meant. Thanks.
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  4. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    Is the BMW boxer oil site glass actually made of glass?

    The clear window on mine appears to be plastic.
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  5. Mike Ryder

    Mike Ryder Kriegerkuh

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    My 2002 oil sight glass was plastic. The new one is glass.
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  6. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Yup.

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

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    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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  7. Bender

    Bender I can pass this guy..

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    Please tell us more about that little gadget.
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  8. roger 04 rt

    roger 04 rt Long timer

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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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  9. JimVonBaden

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    Thanks, yes, in the Repair DVD.

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  10. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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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.
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  11. Pekkavee

    Pekkavee Been here awhile

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    Like I did
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  12. JimVonBaden

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    Nicely done! :thumb

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  13. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Here is a picture:

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    This is on the 1150, not sure if the 1100 fins are the same?
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  14. Pekkavee

    Pekkavee Been here awhile

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    Thanks Jim.

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  15. lucky_strike

    lucky_strike whose flux?

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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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  16. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    Probably the donut that seals the spark plug tunnel on the OHV cover.
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  17. Bender

    Bender I can pass this guy..

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    Safety wire for the win!

    It was embarrassingly simple.
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  18. JimVonBaden

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    :thumb

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  19. serenitynow

    serenitynow Adventurer

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    Chap on the UKGSER site making these-

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  20. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Looks like something Touratech would do. Overkill for a mostly non-issue if you ask me.

    Jim :brow
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