yz400f stripped drain plug hole



4 replies to this topic
  • 90atk

Posted August 27, 2015 - 03:33 PM

#1

whats the fix for a stripped drain plug hole on a yz400? i originaly thought helicoil untill i looked up in the hole. the threads are notched on one side im guessing to let the oil flow out?



  • grayracer513

Posted August 27, 2015 - 06:21 PM

#2

The single best fix for a stripped drain plug is a Time-Sert.  They're far better suited to the job than a Heli-Coil is, and actually easier to install in some ways (no drive tang to deal with, for one).

 

The notches are not important. 



Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • 90atk

Posted August 27, 2015 - 06:30 PM

#3

have you ever done one while the engine is still in the bike or is it best to take it out? would i need to split the cases or just be carefull about the shavings?



  • Yz400fthrashr

Posted August 27, 2015 - 10:15 PM

#4

My brother has the same problem with his 06 yzf450

  • grayracer513

Posted August 28, 2015 - 06:11 AM

#5

have you ever done one while the engine is still in the bike or is it best to take it out? would i need to split the cases or just be carefull about the shavings?

 

Only done one where it was not in the bike.  If a drill is needed, use a piece of tubing over the bit to limit how deep it can go and grease the point of the bit so it will gather u its own chips.  Also grease the tap you use to prep the threads for the insert.  There are screens in the way of any left over chips getting into the works, and if you're careful, there will be hardly any at all, anyway. 







Related Content

Forums
Photo

2016 YZ450 by CaptainKnobby


Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Technical Forums   Suspension
  • Hot  59 replies
Forums
Photo

James Stewart back on a YZ450F by YamaLink


Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  47 replies
Forums
Photo

Should I buy this bike? help....... by Numsa Hul


Dirt Bike   General Dirt Bike Forums   What bike should I buy?
  • * * * * *
  • 10 replies
Forums
Photo

Snake pit oct 30th by The Anvil


Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Regional Discussion   California
  • Hot  293 replies
Forums
Photo

05 yz450f not fast enough by RedeyeYZ


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • Hot  38 replies
 
x

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.