oil drain plug


8 replies to this topic
  • quailboy

Posted August 19, 2006 - 09:45 AM

#1

so the idiot that owned my bike before me rounded the head off of my oil drain plug. how do i get it out or around it? and what do you recommend to replace it?

  • yogist

Posted August 19, 2006 - 10:20 AM

#2

so the idiot that owned my bike before me rounded the head off of my oil drain plug. how do i get it out or around it? and what do you recommend to replace it?

Grind a slot in it...Tap it loose with a screwdriver and a hammer...Buy a magnetic drain plug for your bike..To catch the small gear filings....Dont over tighten it..No need to go crazy on an oil drain plug..

  • kevin1209

Posted August 19, 2006 - 10:22 AM

#3

I have had this happen twice to me. The first time I used a Dremel to flatten the head out on two sides so I could grab it with vise grips. The second time I drilled a hole in it and used an Easy Out bit to back it out. Any big auto parts store sells them.
Good luck. :thumbsup:

  • 99raptor

Posted August 19, 2006 - 11:26 AM

#4

If you have enough of the :ride: bolt head I'd go with the vice grip method.Definetly get a :thumbsup: magnetic plug to relace the stocker.

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  • barch88

Posted August 19, 2006 - 11:27 AM

#5

I have had this happen twice to me. The first time I used a Dremel to flatten the head out on two sides so I could grab it with vise grips. The second time I drilled a hole in it and used an Easy Out bit to back it out. Any big auto parts store sells them.
Good luck. :thumbsup:

Pretty much what I was going to say.

  • Crash 2006

Posted August 19, 2006 - 07:16 PM

#6

If you can get a good set of vice grips in there (vice grip brand) that should do the trick. Try that first...

  • Dustin_Mabro

Posted August 22, 2006 - 05:07 AM

#7

i had the same problem on my bike when i got it, i went to sears and bought a 5 piece set of these, they work great and they happened to be on sale when i needed em :thumbsup:

http://www.sears.com...UseBVCookie=Yes

  • xnofriendsx

Posted August 22, 2006 - 12:02 PM

#8

I will second those Sears Bolt Out's.
I had a crazy stripped oil drain plug and the Sears Bolt Out just took it off like nothing.
Best $20 i ever spent.

Then go get a Zip Ty Racing Magnetic plug. Second best $20 you will spend.

  • Dustin_Mabro

Posted August 23, 2006 - 03:58 AM

#9

I will second those Sears Bolt Out's.
I had a crazy stripped oil drain plug and the Sears Bolt Out just took it off like nothing.
Best $20 i ever spent.

Then go get a Zip Ty Racing Magnetic plug. Second best $20 you will spend.



:thumbsup: :ride: :applause:





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