|Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 03:08 pm: ||
I unfortunately learned about the known (but unknown to me) issue with the owner's manual torque specs for the oil drain plug. The threads have stripped right out.
I purchased the appropriate Time-Sert oil pan repair kit and Time-Sert 6020 thread locker. My shop is picking up the bike sometime next week (they are changing my tires and fork oil anyways) and I am giving them the kit to make the repair. I will provide them with instructions on how to handle it such as, flush out the swing arm with oil to remove remaining metal fragments and to torque the bolt down to 12 ft-lbs once complete. I could do this myself, but they have better tools, a lift, and the know how.
Is there anything I should be worried about or am I about covered?
(Message edited by cirwin2010 on April 18, 2019)
|Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 04:52 pm: ||
Use heavy grease on the drill and tap, go VERY slowly when turning them.
Clean, clean, clean.
Did I mention...clean the inside of the swing arm ?
|Posted on Friday, April 19, 2019 - 10:27 pm: ||
That plug is a standard oil plug and any decent automotive store will have oversize plugs to go right in. Had to repair several bikes for folks that had this happen.
|Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 05:46 pm: ||
Personally, I would do this myself. I trust the shops about as far as I can throw my motorcycle. IMHO, the majority of them do the minimum and sometimes less if the possible damage can be plausibly denied, difficult to prove and/or it occurs "down the road" so to speak.
It takes me a LONG time to do things, but at least I know it's done thoroughly and correctly. Plus I learn about my motorcycle and it's really a labor of love.
How are you going to know if they leave a shaving or two in the swingarm?
|Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 08:02 pm: ||
Ever since racing, NO ONE touches my bikes. When I would change tires for guys at the track, I was always as focused and with the appropriate attention to detail that I would want, hurtling down the front straight at 155. I'm amazed now - with what bikes cost, and what shops charge, the work that people think is acceptable. Clearly, I'm getting old.