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Oil sight glass?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mellowyellow, Nov 27, 2009.

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  1. Mellowyellow

    Mellowyellow XS650 Addict

    Part #15-6509 from mikes xs.

    Website says it will fit all XS650's originally equipped with this sight glass in the RH side (Clutch) cover.

    So has anyone here ever tried to put one on a clutch cover that doesnt originally have it? what would it take to make it work and also any history on this thing leaking?

    Thanks Guys
     

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  2. angus67

    angus67 Welder's penetrate deeper!!

    as apposed to all the other leaking things on a 650? Imo, I wouldnt do it, You have a dipstick dont you?
    Unless you can machine with a tight tolerance, I bet it would leak.
    My suzuki has a sight glass, but, no dipstick.
    judging by the picture, it seems straight foward, but, It might be 'keyed' to fit a certaian way. consider calling mikes and asking if it truelly is round or not.
     
  3. crash

    crash XS650 Junkie

    that would look cool ,might have to check into it myself.
     
  4. Mellowyellow

    Mellowyellow XS650 Addict

    Hey now quit stealin my ideas lol, I would be afraid of it leaking but for $10 it might be worth a try.
     
  5. angus67

    angus67 Welder's penetrate deeper!!

    yeah, i suppose. ide still find out if it really is a round hole or keyed, or not
     
  6. KevC

    KevC XS650 Addict

    Plus if you dont put it exactly in the correct place , it will be useless at giving you your correct oil level :doh:
     
  7. I had one in my race bike .... leaked slightly :doh:.... no more sight glass.. no more leaks ..:bike:
     
  8. Mellowyellow

    Mellowyellow XS650 Addict

    Did your engine case come with it stock? or did you just put it on?
     
  9. angus67

    angus67 Welder's penetrate deeper!!

    not only that, but, the lines that indecate low/high are in the alum around the stock equipped glass. I suppose u could do without the lines, but?
     
  10. If you want one, I'd just buy a used side cover that has the sight glass window already in it. If you have polished one, you could sell it and make a few bucks. The time you would have spent putting the sight glass in you could now spend re-polishing the new side cover. :twocents:
     
  11. The first set came with it ... I just changed to a cover that did not have one. It might be ok on a street bike, but with a race bike always on the upper end of the rev scale might have had something to do with it.
     
  12. Gordon

    Gordon XS650 Junkie

    now that's not thinkin' with your dipstick!!!
     
  13. inxs

    inxs xx

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    - hahahahaha...thanx for the clarification-had no idea what gordon was trying to say...just dont go putting that stuff in your XS unless you like slippery clutches...good for cleaning your motor though...over here large plastic coke bottles have the same thread as your dip stick-cut them down and they make good disposable oil funnels
     
  14. Well I don't think that's exactly what Gordon was talking about, but that video is what I always think of whenever someone says that. "thinking with your dipstick" is the same as "thinking with your dick".
     
  15. angus67

    angus67 Welder's penetrate deeper!!

    I tried SO hard not to go there:doh:
     
  16. crash

    crash XS650 Junkie

    inxs good idea on the coke bottle funnel.
     
  17. inxs

    inxs xx

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    - naya-wasnt really my idea and i cant even remember where i learnt it but it works
     
  18. crash

    crash XS650 Junkie

    thanks :thumbsup:will have to try that when the wife emptys the next soda bottle:D
     
  19. Mellowyellow, love the board track racer avatar. :thumbsup:
     

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