Sight glass???

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby stevesilver » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:48 am

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not clear but no oil in sight and bike upright not leant over
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Re: Sight glass???

Postby metropolis2k » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:58 pm

It might be my screen but that looks like a full sightglass to me, not an empty one!
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Re: Sight glass???

Postby Phil » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:41 pm

You should see the aluminium casing behind if the oil is lower down the sight glass

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby milleplod » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:57 pm

The oil I took out was black, I had to put that back in so should have been very visible.

Your pic, to me, looks like one of a sight glass full of black oil! :)

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby The Teutonic Tangerine » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:14 pm

milleplod wrote:The oil I took out was black, I had to put that back in so should have been very visible.

Your pic, to me, looks like one of a sight glass full of black oil! :)

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I'd have to say I agree your picture looks like an over full sight glass to me too
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Re: Sight glass???

Postby milleplod » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:18 pm

What I'd do, as annoying as it is, is start again. Drain....refill, but stick 2 ltrs in in one go first, step away for 5 mins....then put the rest in 500ml, or even 250ml, at a time, with 5 mins between each measure. I bet you'll then see it working its way up the glass.

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby Mr Charrington » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:29 pm

With the bike on the center stand
the oil gets visible through the sight glass
only after putting in almost 3.5 liter of oil
3.7 is the max.
Including the oil to fill up the new filter before installing it.

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby dave the german » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:12 am

the difference between lower and upper marks (the red circle) is only 0.5 litre
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Re: Sight glass???

Postby stevesilver » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:11 pm

Once again thanks guys....

The photo doesn't show it clearly.

The oil level just before this nonsense started should have been in between the correct levels, and its always been easy to read as the oil is black.

When you look in the sight glass now, you can see the back of it. It appears to have a faint greenish tint to it. Certainly doesn't look like oil, as in how it used to look.

I think I will buy some fresh oil and do as suggested fill it up bit at a time keeping a close eye on sight glass.

I don't know if its possible but it seems to me that there is some sort of blockage so the oil cant get to the glass, cant think of anything else it could be.

Will post update when I've done that.....

Thanks again

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby dysondiver » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:01 pm

think id be fitting a new sight glass ,,, wouldnt be living with not knowing for sure.
its not a boxer , its a 180 degree v-twin

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby stevesilver » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:46 pm

Haven't had chance to investigate further yet. Have got to sort it obviously.
At moment stripping bike down to take bloody alarm off

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby dysondiver » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:09 pm

what arm , am i missing something
its not a boxer , its a 180 degree v-twin

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby stevesilver » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:49 pm

dysondiver wrote:what arm , am i missing something



:lol: :lol: :lol:

Bike has alarm that totally ignores the disarm button 50% of the time.
Have removed an alarm before from a bike, thought it was quite easy so have stripped bike down.

Having found alarm and how its wired in, am putting bike back together with alarm still on it. :munky2:

Will try find out why it wont disarm properly

Then back to why I cant see any oil in window.

busy busy busy.........

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby dysondiver » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:34 am

if this weather keeps up , you have about five months to sort it out ,,, lol .,, enjoy
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Re: Sight glass???

Postby nab 301 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:16 pm

This is the back of the sight glass when it's removed
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