sight glass - BMW Luxury Touring Community
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old Jun 26th, 2017, 4:30 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Posts: 390
Question sight glass

Just noticed my sight glass is weeping. Is this a major concern?
budzee is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old Jun 26th, 2017, 5:27 pm
Senior Member
bmwcoolk1200's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 4,050
Re: sight glass

Originally Posted by budzee View Post
Just noticed my sight glass is weeping. Is this a major concern?
Depends on how much it is weeping. If you can live with it and make sure your oil level doesn't drop too low from it, lots of people ride with bad leaky seals for some time as long as it isn't contaminating anything critical or leaking on the exhaust and possibly causing a fire. this is opposite the exhaust so if you can live with it for awhile and it isn't dumping oil on your rear tire, you should be able to just watch it and replace it at a later date unless it gets worse. With the coverings, it isn't very visible. My opinion of course.

Sugar Hill, GA
2001 K1200LTI Champagne (current ride) Lazy Susan
1998 R1100RT Never should have sold it
1974 Yamaha TX 750 Twin. Omni Phase Balanced

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bmwcoolk1200 is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old Jun 27th, 2017, 6:11 am
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 86
Re: sight glass

easy to replace when you do an oil change. Cheap part too if I remember right
red85k100rs is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fogged-over oil sight glass deputy5211 K1200LT 31 Feb 20th, 2018 9:28 am
Black oil sight glass?? Not now! casualemt K1200LT 22 Apr 7th, 2016 6:56 am
Sight Glass Change Scouter-50 K1200LT 14 Aug 30th, 2013 1:42 pm
Oil Sight glass dougbrsrd K1200LT 7 Jan 27th, 2012 7:12 am
Too much? Not enough? Reading the sight glass ridesmith RT Series 15 Aug 2nd, 2010 4:15 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome