Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Downingtown, PA
Replacing Oil Level sight glass in crankcase cover
Anyone have experience with replacing the oil level gauge sight glass in the left crankcase cover on the VStar1100 motor?
My 2000 VStar 1100 Classic experienced a low speed drop, but it was enough to puncture left case cover with the heel portion of the shifter. So I purchased a new crankcase cover (for the low low price of 300 bucks!) and now need to transfer all the innards from old cover to new one - Stator, shift shaft bearing/seal, clutch pushrod seal, and yes, you guessed it, the oil level sight glass.
I was OK up to that last point. The sight glass looks to be pressed in from the back side. But before I try any of the standard shade tree mechanic tricks (like heat entire cover in oven then quickly cool the pressed-in part with ice, or cool entire part in freezer then heat around pressed-in part with torch), I wanted to see if anyone had experience removing/replacing one.
All suggestions welcomed and appreciated!
Last edited by BikerRickC; 10-01-2014 at 02:31 PM.