03 450F dripping oil from head plug?

5 replies to this topic
  • smokingtz

Posted April 09, 2011 - 09:45 AM


what's the plug on the front of the right side front area of head. a hex screw holds it in? couldn't find it in the manual. drips onto header and makes me MAD!!

  • grayracer513

Posted April 09, 2011 - 11:36 AM


The plug blocks off the bore where the manual decompression lever went on the earlier models. It's item 15 in the illustration here:


The hex bolt does not hold it in, but it did hold the decomp shaft in place when the bike had one. You can replace the whole thing with one of these:


  • danfromnb

Posted April 09, 2011 - 11:38 AM


Or an 18mm frost plug works great too

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  • shelbyguy

Posted April 09, 2011 - 12:44 PM


Or an 18mm frost plug works great too

thank you so much for this.

  • danfromnb

Posted April 09, 2011 - 07:16 PM


thank you so much for this.

No problem. Use a deep 10 mm socket to drive it in. Fits perfectly. :cheers:

  • smokingtz

Posted April 10, 2011 - 06:55 AM



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