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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2008, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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can I order a new site for the brake... if not has any one succesfully repaired these... I would think the break fluid would keep any glues,epoxy from bonding...

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I have seen several different methods here. I did mine with Automotive Goop, a glue that I picked up at Lowes. I had a hole poked in the sight glass, and I coated the entire glass with a layer. It held just fine.

I have read other solutions, such as making a new sight glass with plastic and shaping it with a dremel until it fit and glueing it in. Still other have just filled in the gap with epoxy.





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Look here

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/...ht+glass+brake


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https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/...ht+glass+brake

Basically JB weld or 5 minute epxoy or goop

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I pulled the site out and its made out of plastic...

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1983 GL1100 Aspencade/24311mi New Toy
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1984 GL1200 Interstate/Pontiac Grand Am Trike a project in process
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I've repaired a couple of these. I went to a local machine shop. They precisely machined an aluminum plug, used a strong industrial glue and no more problems. If you still want a clear window take them the right thickness lexan and they willmill it to size. Cost was $20. (Machine shop owner and workers all ride.)

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I cut lexan the hape of the glass. Placed it in and dripped 6 min epoxy over it keeping it flat till it cures. Its on there now looking good. WIll surely update on what happens in teh future.

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I used 5 miute epoxy after cleaning the sight glass with carb cleaner. Took a dime of the same year of the bike and stuck it over the glass. Never did leak!!

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Mine broke badly. There are three metal parts, an O-ring,
and the plastic (glass). I loosened the two allen screws, turned the hole to the top, and sealed the hole with JB Weld. The Waterweld variety. To keep the epoxy from touching the brake fluid, I also used a dime. But my dime is sealed under the epoxy where it wont show. After sanding and black paint
it looks like the sight glass was never there, and no leak..
When I have the money, I plan on replacing the whole front master cylinder with one from E-Bay.
http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/usa-motorcycles-inc/
Has anyone bought from them?
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^^^. ts easier to take the unit to the bench. Easier to work with and no small parts falling in hard to reach crevices.

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