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Oil drain bolt

Post by goat » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:34 pm

Ordered a new one for the sv. They sent me this bolt which is much shorter and the washer much larger. Have asked if it's correct and waiting to hear. So, would you use it or not. I'm inclined not to as doesn't seem right.
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by husoi » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:39 pm

Is it me or the thread doesn't look the same? :scratch:
I would worry too much about the bolt being shorter, it looks it has a magnet on the top.
As long it fits properly I don't see why would be a problem. Just make sure the seat for the bolt is large enough because the bolt is wider.
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by goat » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:41 pm

Thread is the same. Yeah it's got a magnet which I don't care for. Should seat ok as the OEM is flanged so same width as the larger head of the aftermarket. I just don't like there is less threads. Of course it could be the one that was in there wasn't correct?
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by Bender » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:44 pm

It's only drain plug, more than enough thread to tighten that up, it's not under any sort of load other than sealing it's self.
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by husoi » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:46 pm

At the end of the day the extra threads will be doing nothing inside the engine dipping in oil :)
The magnet is handy to capture any metal bits faffing around the oil :thumb:
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by goat » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:47 pm

You see, these are the things that keep me awake. I like things to be just so, and deviation from that upsets me. thanks gents :thumb:
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by Stu » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:19 pm

Are you sure the original one is stock?

PS it will be fine providing it has enough threads to hold on to and it doesn't leak :)
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by goat » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:50 pm

Stu wrote:
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Are you sure the original one is stock?
The thought crossed my mind. New one in now and new oil in and no leaks on fire up so seems all fine 👍
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by fastbob » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:55 pm

This is what I get when I search for it on CMSL
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by fastbob » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:09 pm

But when I search on eBay I get these .
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by goat » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:15 pm

I believe m12x20 might be OEM, with a 1.5 pitch? One year (2005?) they put a bolt in with a magnet from the factory. Maybe the aftermarket bolts are based on what was provided for a later year but still fits all the models including the early bikes like mine? 🤷
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by smallfrowne » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:01 pm

I think somebody (in China) has just knocked a load of these magnetic sump plugs out in a few sizes and then everyone and their dog has listed em on ebay. I got one but the magnet came loose. Probably wouldn't have jumped out but I just put a 'proper' plug back in.
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by skyrider » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:49 pm

in all the years i have been biking i have never swapped the the bolt and washer and never a problem :?
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by fastbob » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:41 pm

skyrider wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:49 pm
in all the years i have been biking i have never swapped the the bolt and washer and never a problem :?
Nor me . As long as both surfaces are clean I've just put the thing back in . I have been known to apply a smear of silicone sealant occasionally . No need now . Sportsters don't have sump plugs .

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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by Richzx6r » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:19 am

fastbob wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:41 pm
skyrider wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:49 pm
in all the years i have been biking i have never swapped the the bolt and washer and never a problem :?
Nor me . As long as both surfaces are clean I've just put the thing back in . I have been known to apply a smear of silicone sealant occasionally . No need now . Sportsters don't have sump plugs .
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