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#1011440 - 05/16/18 09:57 PM There is no non-corny way to do this.  
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"New here", "First post"... Blech.

Anyway, I am delurking. I have a 96 R1100RS, had it for a couple of years. Mostly managed repairs on my own, but did show up here looking for info on fixing the stupid oil sightglass blowout. Figured it out before the forum membership got approved.

Eye candy attached.

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#1011441 - 05/16/18 10:11 PM Re: There is no non-corny way to do this. [Re: J. Paganel]  
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Welcome! wave What part of the world are we talking to? Nice candy BTW, was my first BMW.

Pat


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#1011442 - 05/16/18 10:27 PM Re: There is no non-corny way to do this. [Re: TEWKS]  
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I was just editing the profile....


Minneapolis.

#1011443 - 05/16/18 10:37 PM Re: There is no non-corny way to do this. [Re: J. Paganel]  
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Originally Posted by J. Paganel
I was just editing the profile....


Minneapolis.



See, You're gonna make it after all... grin thumbsup

Pat


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#1011446 - 05/16/18 11:57 PM Re: There is no non-corny way to do this. [Re: J. Paganel]  
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Welcome! Many of us have blown out a sight glass. Enjoy the moto.


Marty
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#1011448 - 05/17/18 12:52 AM Re: There is no non-corny way to do this. [Re: J. Paganel]  
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Welcome!

Say hello to White Bear Lake for me.


John

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#1011450 - 05/17/18 02:04 AM Re: There is no non-corny way to do this. [Re: longjohn]  
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Originally Posted by longjohn
Welcome!

Say hello to White Bear Lake for me.


...and say hello to New Brighton for me (spent my teen years there).

#1011472 - 05/17/18 12:31 PM Re: There is no non-corny way to do this. [Re: J. Paganel]  
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I had a '97 R1100S and loved it.

Yes, it too had a leaky Sight Glass. They call it that because when it blows... it really makes a "sight" on the garage floor when the oil blows out.
You don't have to ask me how I know this. Fortunately an easy fix- after it blows.

Welcome on board.


<---- (That's not it) 2014 R1200RT-W

“As Woody Guthrie says, ‘Left wing, right wing, chicken wing.’I keep my mind open. Whatever you believe, it’s all a mystery in the end.”
#1011481 - 05/17/18 02:07 PM Re: There is no non-corny way to do this. [Re: J. Paganel]  
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Welcome J! Nice bike bike and congratulations on figuring out one of the ways to post a photo here! That's a hurdle for most folks on their first post. Well done, Sir!

And while you're at it... "Say hello to my little friend!" Oh wait.....


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#1011483 - 05/17/18 02:37 PM Re: There is no non-corny way to do this. [Re: Indy Dave]  
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Originally Posted by longjohn
Say hello to White Bear Lake for me.

Originally Posted by Joe Frickin' Friday
...and say hello to New Brighton for me (spent my teen years there).


Next time I'm through there... smile

Originally Posted by hopz
I had a '97 R1100S and loved it.

Yes, it too had a leaky Sight Glass. They call it that because when it blows... it really makes a "sight" on the garage floor when the oil blows out.
You don't have to ask me how I know this. Fortunately an easy fix- after it blows.


Oh, mine didn't really leak. Or, if it did, I didn't notice it because of the oil pressure switch leaking all over the place. smile
The week I got that switch replaced, the sight glass blew out with a loud pop and a massive oil spill 10 feet from my driveway.

When I saw that there is really nothing holding it in, I halfway considered threading the hole and putting in an industrial screw-in sightglass.

Originally Posted by Indy Dave
Welcome J! Nice bike bike and congratulations on figuring out one of the ways to post a photo here! That's a hurdle for most folks on their first post. Well done, Sir!
I work in tech support. Figuring out how things work is kinda what I do... laugh

Originally Posted by Indy Dave
And while you're at it... "Say hello to my little friend!" Oh wait.....
You have a moped? rofl

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