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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-13-2009, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Newbie to the site so please forgive any protocols that I may miss. Just picked up a 1988 Vn750. Had it out for a couple of days and have really enjoyed my first motorcycle. Had a truck pull out and threw a rock right into the site window of the brake master cylinder. Is there a way to repair the window? i have looked for parts and all that seems to be available is the entire master brake cylinder.....any other options?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-13-2009, 07:07 AM
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Can't remember whether it was here, or on another forum, but the guy drained the MC, popped the sight glass out, and glued in a piece of clear plastic. Don't remember what glue he used.

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You could probably replace just the glass but you'd have to get creative. One of us with part out bikes may have one for cheap though. I can check if I still have mine if you're interested. Came off a 96.

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I just bought one off of eBay myself - appears to be in great shape. If AJ cant' find his spare, shoot me a pm.

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Welcome to the Vulcan Madness mjmartin. As you can tell from the responses already received, there are a lot of helpful and friendly folks here. It`s good to have another Kanuck on the forum. We are few in number. Is the vn750 a manifestation of a mid-life crisis (like many of us here), or are you just a "youngster"? <BG>

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Thanks for all of the help everyone, you really know how to make a guy feel welcome. It really seems like great online community. I have already picked up tons of information from all of the threads. I think that I have found a master cylinder online that will match my 88. I appreciate the offers of parts as well. For the record.....my bike is an early mid-life crisis....(I'm in my early 30's).

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UPDATE:

I have found repalcement sight glasses on ebay. I will give these a try and let the group know how it works out.

Thanks
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Welcome to the Vulcan Madness mjmartin. As you can tell from the responses already received, there are a lot of helpful and friendly folks here. It`s good to have another Kanuck on the forum. We are few in number. Is the vn750 a manifestation of a mid-life crisis (like many of us here), or are you just a "youngster"? <BG>
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I made a new sight glass by tracing the old one on a piece of taped over polycabonate plastic (like you get at the hardware store) and cutting / grinding for a few minutes. I used black RTV silicone to hold it in. Works great, and its free.
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UPDATE:

I have found repalcement sight glasses on ebay. I will give these a try and let the group know how it works out.

Thanks
How did the sight glass from ebay work?

I am guessing you bought this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/86-ka...item53dbbd7438

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