Oil drain bolt

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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by goat » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:42 am

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 :?
Old bolt had been previously rounded off. It's a 14mm head but socket or spanner wouldn't grip. Got it off easily enough with a bolt remover thingy. No signs of damage to threads but no choice but to replace the bolt.
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by goat » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:42 am

Richzx6r wrote:
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 .
Well it's common knowledge that farm vehicles dont need oil changes :popcorn:
You just carry a roll of bailer twine with you, fixes anything.
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by onesea » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:14 pm

goat wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:42 am
Richzx6r wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:19 am
Well it's common knowledge that farm vehicles dont need oil changes :popcorn:
You just carry a roll of bailer twine with you, fixes anything.
They don't bother fixing it, just distribute it constantly over the road and top up with fresh...
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Re: Oil drain bolt

Post by jedibiker » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:06 pm

looks ok to me too, id be making sure the washer is a good fit mostly

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