master cylinder resevoir


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master cylinder resevoir

Postby made2care » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:06 pm



just noticed mine are leaking through the plastic windows. is there an easy fix to where I wont have to purchase new ones?
How do I measure the size of my handlebars in case I need to order new ones? circumference is 3 1/4 " does that sound right?



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Re: master cylinder resevoir

Postby made2care » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:20 pm

looking a little closer , I noticed the bar tapers down by the controls, so is probably 7/8.

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Re: master cylinder resevoir

Postby made2care » Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:24 am

Notice I'm replying to myself and then everyone else :)
Two options- spend $30 for a kit
Or spend 20 cents( 2 dimes) and a little jb weld.
Since I never look at those sight windows anyway, I'm opting for the dimes.

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Re: master cylinder resevoir

Postby dingdong » Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:34 am

All Gold Wing bars are 7/8. As for how to fix. Your choice. Me? I would go the cheaper route.
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Re: master cylinder resevoir

Postby jhngardner367 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:18 am

Go to Lowes,and they have welch plugs in the hardware section. Measure the metal ring from the sight glass(O.D.),and get one that is the same size,or slightly bigger(it can be ground to fit),
Put a thin O-ring in,then the welch-plug, and seat it with a punch.Fill over it with JB Weld(NOT the Quick-Weld),and smooth it.
I did mine this way 6 yrs ago,and it hasn't leaked,yet.
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Re: master cylinder resevoir

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:00 am

jhngardner367 wrote:Go to Lowes,and they have welch plugs in the hardware section. Measure the metal ring from the sight glass(O.D.),and get one that is the same size,or slightly bigger(it can be ground to fit),
Put a thin O-ring in,then the welch-plug, and seat it with a punch.Fill over it with JB Weld(NOT the Quick-Weld),and smooth it.
I did mine this way 6 yrs ago,and it hasn't leaked,yet.


There are people who have done the same thing, but just used a US dime, which apparently is just about the perfect size.

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Re: master cylinder resevoir

Postby jhngardner367 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:16 pm

The welch plug actually works better,since it is dish-shaped,and when seated with a flat-nose punch,it expands,and seals tighter.
The same as a "freeze-plug" on a car engine. Much less chance of it working loose.


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