Oil sight glass replacement

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Steptoe, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. JimVonBaden

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    Just pull the old one. Oil the opening lightly, and use the old one to gently tap in the new one. It isn't that hard.
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  2. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell Supporter

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    I was hoping that you would chime in here Jim. :thumbup


    That's the part that scares me. I don't want to fuck up the sealing surface of the block with my ham fisted extraction methods.
  3. JimVonBaden

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    I think yours is likely to come out easily. If you do not have a seal puller, just be gentle with a screwdriver.
  4. Tstape

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    What's the best way to remove the internal c-clip?
  5. Tstape

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    What's the best way to remove the internal c-clip?
  6. JimVonBaden

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    You can use a small flat screwdriver to get under it and work it out. It is not very hard to do.
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    Thanks. I had a right angle pick that worked well.
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  8. Mr.JAJA

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    Just did the oil sight glass on my 1150 GSA. To get it out where a bear. Looks like some one glue it in with Fast glue. I got a crack last weekend on a ride, I fixed the leak with JB Quik on the road and lost 1 liter oil on the way out of the wood to the road. Lucky I carry all tools and oil with me. Home, I ordered the AM version from Euro>>>>. this is a GLASS version and it broke on the first push only 0.5mm in. This is done with a machined Aluminum Adapter to fit exact over the 40mm Outside. I went to BMW and got a original and this went in on the medium side of force and sits all the way in. Since I like safety, I made a piece Aluminum what is sitting in front to hold it (No C -Clip). The only force to push it out can be the blow by. This way it will stay in place and might leak if it decide to come out, but not popping out. GSA 1150 with 92000miles, better safe than sorry.


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  9. pictish ratter

    pictish ratter Been here awhile

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    Ive got one of these made a guy on UKgser.. not my bike in pic .. ogretainer2.jpg
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  10. Mr.JAJA

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    That's a good "CONSTRUCTION"
  11. JimVonBaden

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    So your BMW wasn't glass?

    Anyhow, they very rarely pop out. The easy fix is drill two holes and safety wire.
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  12. TTJosh

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    Ted Porter sells one >> [​IMG]
  13. Mr.JAJA

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    The aftermarket is Glass, the BMW OE is Plastic. The one from Ted Porter looks like the one I broke. Its much heavier than the OE and only $10 cheaper.
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    Yes, original is Plastic,

    I made a hole in the middle with a soldering iron to remove it ;
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  15. JimVonBaden

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    I've purchased a few new BMW ones in the last few years. They were all glass.
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  16. Mr.JAJA

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    Do there have 4 or 8 holes in the back plate?


  17. JimVonBaden

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    I can't honestly say. :dunno Could be new/old stock?
  18. lewisjr1

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    I've just glanced through the factory pdf repair procedure that Max's helpful lists under their fiche site for the sight glass assembly = 11_3569 - ENGINE HOUSING

    That is five pages of detailed pdf! The factory operation includes three "special tools". How cool is that! Based on that pdf, I must also be going to the bathroom all wrong.

    More on task, given the $40+ price point that BMW is asking for their sight glass, I cannot understand why anyone wouldn't just buy from EME or Ted Porter. BTW, the former offers the same pdf from BMW in their online listing, and the latter's "heavy duty" ver. looks pretty cool.

    We should all replace our sight glasses this weekend, just because.
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  19. GS Addict

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    And I should be flogged levering the old one out and machining my own driver.
  20. TTJosh

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    Just got the one from Ted Porter. Nice piece fer sher.