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Anyone ever replace their sight glass on their master cylinder. Mine is getting that spider webbing and I don't want to wait till it breaks. I've seen these listed on ebay - click here

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Anyone ever replace their sight glass on their master cylinder. Mine is getting that spider webbing and I don't want to wait till it breaks. I've seen these listed on ebay - click here

Yup, that exactly what I used te replace my sight glass when i rebuilt my M/C. Per instructions that come with the glass, you use RTV silicon to seal and install it. I used the Ultra black stuff myself. Has been holding up fine so far.

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I did it on a Magna about a year ago. Pretty straightforward, easy install. Don't sweat it.
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Yup, that exactly what I used te replace my sight glass when i rebuilt my M/C. Per instructions that come with the glass, you use RTV silicon to seal and install it. I used the Ultra black stuff myself. Has been holding up fine so far.
Expensive little buggers ! LOL

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Expensive little buggers ! LOL

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yeah, it is kind of expensive for that tiny piece of glass, but it's still far cheaper then paying for a whole new master cylinder.

I've put close to 5k miles on the bike this summer since I got it all put back together and the sight glass replacement is holding up great. No signs of leaking at all.

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My sight glass is still like new after 14 years, because I keep a piece of foil tape over it. It's the sun that ruins them. They are plastic not glass. I had the sight glass fall apart on one bike, didn't even try to replace it. I put a piece of foil tape on the outside, filled the hole with JB Weld from inside, let it harden, removed the tape, ground it down smooth, and repainted the mastercylinder. It lasted for over 3 years, and was still holding good when I sold the bike.
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My sight glass is still like new after 14 years, because I keep a piece of foil tape over it. It's the sun that ruins them. They are plastic not glass. I had the sight glass fall apart on one bike, didn't even try to replace it. I put a piece of foil tape on the outside, filled the hole with JB Weld from inside, let it harden, removed the tape, ground it down smooth, and repainted the mastercylinder. It lasted for over 3 years, and was still holding good when I sold the bike.
that's what I did also, two years ago...all is good.

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-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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