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Magnetic Drain plug for 450?

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I have been drivin' myself nuts trying to find a magnetic drain plug for my 03 YZ450. All I have found are ones for the 426 and they aren't similar. Anybody have one? What brand is it?

Thanks...

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When you say late model YZ's, are you talking like 03 - 05 yz250 2 strokes or what? Do you know brand they are?

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I don't think so....the magnetic plug from my '98 400 wouldn't fit in my '05 450. They aren't the same.... :)

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ok...here is the correct info

01-05 YZ/WR 250F & 03-05 YZ/WR 450F - same plug

98-02 YZ/WR 400F-426F - same plug

98-05 Yamaha YZ 125/250 - same plug

sorry for the bad info :)

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Check w/ your dealer (GYRT Part). You can go to Yamaha 's site and look up the part number.

I found my magnetic drain and frame plug on ebay. You could dig around there if you liked.

Dirty

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yeah the have them on e-bay. Thanks for the reminder i need to get a magnetic one for mine as well.

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As he said, I use a zip - ty, you will be amazed at what they pick up. Their site is very easy to follow. JOB SORTED

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Thanks for all the help fellas, may this fountain of knowledge never end...

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This got me thinking - has anyone ever seen a magnetic drain plug for the downtube oil tank on YZs? I've never seen one but thought it might be nice to have.

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Never found anything dirty in there yet, + we/you change the oil alot.

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i bought some of the NdFeB magnets like all the manufacturers use, then i buy a stock plug, and drill it out to accept the magnet. or just use the bolt from your bike. a new bolt is like $2.75, the magnets are 2 bucks. every bit as good as what you can buy, but no need to part with fifteen bucks. i put them in all my bikes and cars. the magnet is a cylinder 1/4" across, by 1/4" tall

if anybody wants a magnet to do it for themselves, e-mail me at thelimeyone@juno.com the magnets are $2, and its about $1 to ship.

paypal is ok, just dont send a private message, i dont check them often enough.

phil

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That's what I've done to all my bikes in the past and present and I've done it for plenty of friends as well since the magnets only cost me $1 each, but I mostly use a 0.250" X 0.50" cylinder magnets. I drill the hole just slightly smaller, put a dab of JB Weld in there and carefully press them in. They as good as the ones that retail for $20 :)

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