slave to the grind
...or so I hope. I drained the oil and was putting the plug back in. It's not like I was torqueing on it and it just started to spin. Any help or advice?!?!?
knock it out with a hammer and punch a few taps may get it to grab somethingThanx for all of the info. Any tips on getting the plug back out of the hole? I've dropped the oil pan and still can't get the plug out. It just spins and spins and spins... I can't even get it to back out enough to ge a screwdriver in behind it. Again, any help is appreciated.
Yeah, that's the bitch. The few threads engaged with the plug deeper in strip and roll a burr over the remaining threads at the beginning and won't allow you to turn it out.Thanx for all of the info. Any tips on getting the plug back out of the hole? I've dropped the oil pan and still can't get the plug out. It just spins and spins and spins... I can't even get it to back out enough to ge a screwdriver in behind it. Again, any help is appreciated.
I purchased a new oil pan and drain plug. Installed pan on bike and screwed the drain plug in to finger tight then applied a torque wrench. Less that 1/16 turn the wrench clicked as being tight.This happens frequently if you're heavy handed.
The problem lies mainly with the drain plug. The wall thickness of the threaded area of the pan is not that thick. The plug has a thread relief (reduced diameter groove next to the flanged head) that is pretty wide. It means that actual thread engagement in the pan wall is not very much so it stips easily.
Many here have had this happen to them. It can be repaired by a machine/weld shop or have it tapped to a larger size and get a matching plug to fit.
Most auto parts stores can supply a wide variety of plugs of different thread pitches.
I believe the stock plug is 18 mm.
So now you have a matching oil pan and jiffy stand, oh and rear brake caliper?THis happened to me, I bought one of those Rubber Replacement oil plugs at the Auto parts shop as a Fix while I waited for a new Pan I got online. The rubber plug worked fine, I got a Black pan which made me happy.
$88 shipped from Hales HD, 26103-01K was the part # for the black oneDave, how much did you pay for the new pan?