Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Pelham, AL, United States
Re: oil sight glass change
Here is another point of view - why change it?
I couldn't tell you the last time I looked at mine, must have been early on the '02. If I don't see it on the ground or coming out the tail pipe, I figure that it must be in the engine. It is such a PITA to look at anyway. Can you name another manufacture that gives you a (cheap) light to check the fluid level or puts the sight glass where you nearly have to lay on the ground to see it? You would think that it would have an dash light to tell you if it was low (like the brakes).
Come to think about it, I couldn't tell you the last time I checked my truck. I only checked the van because SWMBO was taking a trip and asked me about it.
I love my LT but, gosh darn it, there are just so many of these screwy things - i.e. oil fill hole on the side of the engine instead of on top (like the last K bike) where you can actually pour into it; having to remove the foot peg to refill the trans.; the trans. drain plug location and what you have to get to it; it goes on and on. It's like they don't want you, or the mechanic to be able to service it.
Motorcycle Cigar Smoker
05 K1200LT - The Golden Rocket Ship
91 K100RS - The White Stallion
85 K100 Standard - Big Red
79 R65 - "The Bee" is a buzzin' again!
06 525i - Premium, Sport, Comfort, Xenons
Gone, but not forgotten...
02 K1200LTC - Big Blue (accident at 40k)
88 K100RT - Chocolate (it was brown, melted - fire)
85 K100RT - (wore out)
82 Yamaha Vision - (electrics)
72 Yamaha R5C 350 - (broke trans)