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Old 07-10-2012, 04:55 AM   #29566
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Pretend it's your track bike and safety wire the drain bolt to your frame
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:14 AM   #29567
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:26 AM   #29568
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I wonder how long the engine would last without oil pressure? To the point where if it hasn't been working for a while that checking it at the next oil change makes a difference in a possible save?
The schematic shown states about a minute.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:03 PM   #29569
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Pretend it's your track bike and safety wire the drain bolt to your frame
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I use WCS http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/index.shtml magnetic replacement plug. Pre-drilled.


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Old 07-10-2012, 01:23 PM   #29570
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I have to ask, how did you realize the bolt fell out? Did a warning light come on when the oil pressure dropped? I am partially deaf and worry if this happened to me I would never know until it was too late unless a low oil light comes or something. I just changed the oil this weekend now I am nervous haha.
I noticed that i didn't have any rear brake as i slowed down to turn left on to the trail system i hoped to ride that afternoon. The whole wheel was covered in oil and hence the rotor too. If i hadn't slowed for the turn, i probably wouldn't have noticed and wouldnt have stopped... just don't reuse the crush washer 5-10x like i had done and you should be fine... or do the safety wire thing.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:26 PM   #29571
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damn.....5-10 times. Damn things are really meant for one use...as they crush. I though I was pushing it changing it every two.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:56 PM   #29572
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damn.....5-10 times. Damn things are really meant for one use...as they crush. I though I was pushing it changing it every two.
I've never changed it.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:45 PM   #29573
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I've never changed it.
+1. They take a long time to crush unless your over tightening.
One on the DRZ has at least 10 changes on it.
I inspect it and clean it every time but if it's not crushing in close to the threads it goes back on.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:18 PM   #29574
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I use WCS http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/index.shtml magnetic replacement plug. Pre-drilled.



Cool! Thanks!

Here is the link to the parts in the photo http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/1/1/index.shtml
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:23 PM   #29575
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damn.....5-10 times. Damn things are really meant for one use...as they crush. I though I was pushing it changing it every two.
Even the Yamaha manual indicates re-use is OK, just says to inspect it.

I always put newspaper under the bikes after each oil change, look for spotting.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:25 PM   #29576
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Pretend it's your track bike and safety wire the drain bolt to your frame
Good idea, and I like the Wheeling bolts with magnets already drilled.

Do you (or anybody) have a photo of a safety-wired drain plug?
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:32 PM   #29577
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I always put a little bit of loctite thread sealant on every time I take any drain plugs out. Basically just a paste form of Teflon tape and I have never had a problem with leaks or fallouts.
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I use yamabond. Though I think I have the honda equivalent right now.

http://www.amazon.com/Yamalube-Yamab...words=yamabond
I'm surprised to hear of you guys using Locktite on a drain plug. We don't know how these drain plugs came to fall out, but I assume they were never tightened in the first place, since this is (AFAIK) a really rare occurrence.

The plugs are hard steel in a alum casting, and require very little tightening. I worry more about too tight than too loose. I use a 1/4" drive ratchet with a 6" extension just because it is so wimpy it resists over-tightening.

Wifey is getting an inch-pounds torque wrench for her birthday in 3 weeks. Lucky lady, eh?
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:48 PM   #29578
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Good idea, and I like the Wheeling bolts with magnets already drilled.

Do you (or anybody) have a photo of a safety-wired drain plug?
Not my picture nor is it a pic of a WR250R but you can get the idea. I have safety wired drain plugs before and plan to order one of the Wheeling bolts this Friday. Thanks for that link!

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Old 07-10-2012, 03:57 PM   #29579
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I'm surprised to hear of you guys using Locktite on a drain plug.
They're not using locktite locktite... It's thread sealant, but locktite brand. Doesn't 'lock' the threads, it's a sealant like liquid teflon tape, to keep oil from seeping.

Oh, and I've never replaced a drain plug washer in my life.
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:11 PM   #29580
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Not my picture nor is it a pic of a WR250R but you can get the idea. I have safety wired drain plugs before and plan to order one of the Wheeling bolts this Friday. Thanks for that link!

Thanks for the photo.

With a skid-plate, the safety wire would be different, I assume? I was thinking I'd need drill the bolt (or order from WCS) & skid-plate in a North-South orientation so it doesn't catch weeds and sticks.
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