Stripped drain plug

outjustout

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Arrg. The fun of owning a used bike has finally set in . I spent most of this week looking for and fixing an oil leak. Turned out to ba a simple fix, just the plug that goes in the cover over the crank.

Now my next problem, while changing oil I found out the drain plug was stripped. I am planning on buying a new oil pan but would like to wait until this fall when I plan on taking the bike apart for painting and a pipe to replace it.

Any ideas for a short term fix? Anyone have a used oil pan for a '99?

Thanks!
 

MET

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Buy a replacement plug first and try it. Use a biggr teflon washer (thincker) sometimes this will take care of it. if that des not work try a self tapping plug one that has a drain on it.
 

ks-waterbug

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You could weld and re-tap, use a heli-coil, use rtv (if not real large), or you could go here and buy a fix..........Time-Sert
 

outjustout

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Buy a replacement plug first and try it.  Use a biggr teflon washer (thincker) sometimes this will take care of it.  if that des not work try a self tapping plug one that has a drain on it.
Any idea where I can get a self tapping plug? The other ain't working. Even after wrapping the threads woth teflon
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Oh, thanks for the ideas.
 

Gixx1300R

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PepBoys sell drain plugs that are self tapping and 1mm over size. Get one of those but you have to be careful. You can crack the oilpan.
 

outjustout

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Thanks folks. I ended up using a double oversize 1/2 drain plug. Seems to be holding. Now to see what happens the next time I have to change oil. Again thanks!
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