Zipty magnetic drain plug. Am I the only one who
Posted February 27, 2005 - 08:04 PM
What do you think? I think the idea to restrain the particles from going everywhere by magnetic action is good but how strong the magnetic force really has to be for such an idea to become efficient ?
I probably need some explanations.... as always
Posted February 27, 2005 - 08:55 PM
Posted February 27, 2005 - 09:11 PM
Then common sense and logic overcame me and I realized that putting a mag plug in the frame would only serve to magnetize the entire frame area near the plug, and that the plug MUST be installed into a non-ferrous housing.
Posted February 27, 2005 - 10:32 PM
Posted February 28, 2005 - 01:24 AM
The plug gives me peace-of-mind, and that's enough for me.
Posted February 28, 2005 - 05:20 AM
The tip was covered with small metal shavings... ... Now were these shavings attached to the plug the whole time I was riding, or did they attach themselves after I shut the bike down...
Now that is the question isn't it?.. That's exactly what my concern is about. How can someone know it really works?
I think I will e-mail Mitch at ZipTy with this question. I'm curious to know if the question has been addressed before (probably it has...)
Posted February 28, 2005 - 05:57 AM
Posted February 28, 2005 - 07:13 AM
Posted February 28, 2005 - 11:42 AM
Posted February 28, 2005 - 12:10 PM
I would be afraid to drill out the standard plug and epoxy a magnet. What if the magnet comes out? Epoxy does not seem flexible when the metals expand and contract from heat.
Posted February 28, 2005 - 09:29 PM
The tip was covered with small metal shavings, so I figured it must be doing it's job.
Where are they shavings coming from? Is this normal?
Posted February 28, 2005 - 11:51 PM
Posted March 01, 2005 - 07:14 AM
Posted March 01, 2005 - 08:52 AM
...What I don't understand, is why my oil looks so dark when I change it. I use the best oil that I know of (we all have of favorite) which is Motul 300V. It is a pure ester based synthetic, no petroleum base at all. In my rode bike, it comes out looking just like it did when I put it in. When it comes out of the wr, it looks as if it is black/gray...
I'd say that the reason your WR's oil comes out blacker than your road bike's is because of volume. Your WR uses just over 1 quart of oil, & that oil has to lube your whole engine & transmission. The amount of contaminants from the clutch alone are probably enough to significantly darken your oil. Now if you consider that your road bike probably uses somewhere between 2.5-4 quarts of oil to do the same work (the road bikes engine might be bigger, but the clutches are probably very similar in size) it stands to reason that it should be noticeably cleaner when drained, given that it's mechanically sound.