Author Topic: Master cylinder sight glasses.  (Read 160 times)

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Re: Master cylinder sight glasses.
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2022, 08:50:24 PM »
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Re: Master cylinder sight glasses.
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2022, 12:03:53 AM »
Just out of curiosity, has anyone ever needed to replace one?  And if so, why?
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Re: Master cylinder sight glasses.
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2022, 09:51:01 AM »
Havenít had occasion to replace one but have seen plastic sight glasses which were yellowed and cracked with age making it unable to see the fluid level .
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Re: Master cylinder sight glasses.
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2022, 07:38:49 PM »
Just out of curiosity, has anyone ever needed to replace one?  And if so, why?

I have replaced two on a 1200 Goldwing because they had gone brittle with age. I used 18mm watch glasses and Araldite. It worked quite well, but the proper gear would be better.

I suspect that we won't actually need to do this for a while on our bikes, although early 1100's that have lived in the Aussie sun all their lives might be getting close.
THERE ARE OLD RIDERS, AND THERE ARE BOLD RIDERS, BUT THERE ARE DAMN FEW OLD AND BOLD RIDERS.

Keep the dirty side down.

2003 ST 1300
1984 1200 Goldwing
1981 GL 500 Silverwing
1980 CX500
(Not all bikes are running at the current time)