Magnetic Drain Plug - the Next Bulk Buy?
Posted May 05, 2002 - 11:14 AM
You can buy the ZipTy magnetic drain plug direct yourself, they are the one to have.
It was funny to see thsi thread resurface... been trawling through the old posts have we?...
Posted May 05, 2002 - 11:30 AM
Go to Radio Shack and buy a package of two small "rare earth magnets" for $1.79. They are about half the size of a pencil eraser, but are extremely powerful. Pull the drain plugs and clean with brake cleaner. If the tip of the drain plug is not nice and flat, just file or grind it to make a good flat surface. Then place a magnet on the tip of each plug, and re-install. Presto.....you now have not one, but two very strong magnets to collect the metal particulates from the oil.
And if you are worried that the magnets may slip off inside....don't. They are incredibly strong, and after using these for two years I've never had one budge out of place. I also put these magnets on the drain plugs on all my other rigs, and they work great. If you're still worried about movement, just countersink a small depression in the end of the drain bolt for the magnet to set in. That would be bombproof (but I really don't think it's necessary). Just thought I'd share this for those of you who may be "financially challenged".........like me!
Good luck with the bulk buy!
Posted May 05, 2002 - 11:43 AM
trawling through the old posts
No...I kept looking for some mention of the plugs again following my original reply...I must have missed the shout for the bulk buy when it went ahead. Never mind - Guy tells me he got one from somewhere in UK so I will get one from there.
Posted May 05, 2002 - 02:24 PM
remove the flywheel then clean the big magnets inside they collect loadsa stuff,,,if there is any metal in the oil these will get it
Posted May 06, 2002 - 12:04 AM
What an excellent tip - I wonder if anyone WITH a magnetic drain plug has tried the same to see if which magnet collects the most metal?
Posted May 06, 2002 - 06:26 AM
when i change the oil i get maybe 1 or 2 tiny bits stuck to it.
i recently installed a flywheel wieght and when i removed the flywheel the inside was covered in a metalic paste maybe 2mm thick.
btw got the wr back together now?
Posted May 06, 2002 - 10:33 AM
I dont think anyone should wait to get a ZipTy plug. They do the trick, over and over. Im for the chain/sprocket deal. If you dont have a magnetic plug, just go and get one, your bike CANT wait!
Posted May 07, 2002 - 12:07 PM
Try direct address....
[ May 07, 2002: Message edited by: wrsm ]