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I have a new sight glass kit for my 88 gl1500 for the clutch and front brake reservoir. How do i get old glass out? Do i just punch it out with a screwdriver? Or is there a snap ring ect holding it together?


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The old "glass" is actually plastic, so yes, just pry it out with a screwdriver.
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38wing wrote: Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:06 am I have a new sight glass kit for my 88 gl1500 for the clutch and front brake reservoir. How do i get old glass out? Do i just punch it out with a screwdriver? Or is there a snap ring ect holding it together?
Did the replacement sight glass come with any installation instructions?
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No that's why i was asking
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38wing wrote: Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:24 pm No that's why i was asking
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MikeB wrote: Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:55 pm
38wing wrote: Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:24 pm No that's why i was asking
You tube is your friend.
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Thanks Mike, that might become a winter project for me. Now I have to search for the right size glass for my 96 Aspencade. I’m assuming Honda makes them fairly universal to fit most of their master cylinders.
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Got mine off of Amazon For 10 bucks
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Thanks 38. I will check that out.
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Got the job done its not as bad as it looks. Took about 20 mins. And now i can see my fluid level.


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