Sight glass???

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby dysondiver » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:40 am

is the plastic bit see through
cant tell from that pic
its not a boxer , its a 180 degree v-twin

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby dysondiver » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:48 am

https://rtboxer.wordpress.com/2009/10/2 ... ss-part-1/

not my post , but some handy pics , may help
thanks to the op , hope they dont mind the link
its not a boxer , its a 180 degree v-twin

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby nab 301 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:49 pm

Link to an old thread where I replaced a sight glass using Steptoes method, seconds to remove and a couple of minutes to replace.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20192&p=167514&hilit=sight+glass#p167514
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Re: Sight glass???

Postby stevesilver » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:08 pm

Your gonna think I’m making this up, but my sight glass is now working how it should. (More than I can say for the bike). Any how it’s been on a abba stand for a fortnight instead of its side stand. I can only think that I couldn’t see any level as the oil was stuck on the glass.

Can’t think of any other cause???

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby Jeff Highland » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:23 pm

Were you just trying to hold the bike upright before while checking the oil, rather than having it on a centrestand?

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby stevesilver » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:50 pm

Jeff Highland wrote:Were you just trying to hold the bike upright before while checking the oil, rather than having it on a centrestand?


No centre stand, I have a slither of scaffold board that puts bike as near as dammit upright.

Its not like I've never checked the oil before though the glass.

It literally was like I'd said in the first post.

Looked today whilst trying to sort out this bloody alarm nonsense and there clear as day 3/4 up on the sight glass the oil level.

I haven't added or taken any away since I last tried to look. Anyhow all good now except for the alarm removal problem .....

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby Jeff Highland » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:44 am

Near as dammit upright may not be close enough on a propped up sidestand.
The sightglass may be full of oil in this situation and hence not showing a line, while on your abba stand at true vertical it shows a line at the 3/4 position.

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Re: Sight glass???

Postby stevesilver » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:10 am

Jeff Highland wrote:Near as dammit upright may not be close enough on a propped up sidestand.
The sightglass may be full of oil in this situation and hence not showing a line, while on your abba stand at true vertical it shows a line at the 3/4 position.


Yep maybe?

Anyhow as usual folks thanks for the hints and tips, now on to next problem this bloody alarm removal............

May have to start another thread, actually I think I did :?

Bloody motorbikes :roll:


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