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    r1100 sight glass

    I replaced the original plastic sight glass with, well, glass. The replacement seated evenly (finally!) but is not quite flush with the housing. Normal? I'll try the powder deodorant trick to check for leakage.
    - Glenn
    2000 R1100RT (current)
    1982 R100RT (traded)
    1970 BSA A65T, 1969 Honda CB350, 1967 Honda CB160 all fondly remembered

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    Quote Originally Posted by K7GLE View Post
    I replaced the original plastic sight glass with, well, glass. The replacement seated evenly (finally!) but is not quite flush with the housing. Normal? I'll try the powder deodorant trick to check for leakage.
    It should be OK but don't keep whacking it once it bottoms out just to make it flush. You'll break something inside that you don't want to break! A bit proud of flush is OK.
    MJM - BeeCeeBeemers Motorcycle Club Vancouver B.C.
    '81 R80G/S, '82 R100RS, '00 R1100RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy wanderer View Post
    It should be OK but don't keep whacking it once it bottoms out just to make it flush. You'll break something inside that you don't want to break! A bit proud of flush is OK.
    Thanks - That's what I wanted to hear. Should have asked before I broke the first replacement. $45 dollar lesson: "Ask first, THEN pound."
    - Glenn
    2000 R1100RT (current)
    1982 R100RT (traded)
    1970 BSA A65T, 1969 Honda CB350, 1967 Honda CB160 all fondly remembered

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