Bad purchase but how to fix???

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2/20/2019 8:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/21/2019 8:58 AM

I just bought my first bike from craigslist for $1300. Far more wrong with it than the dude said. It's a 1983 Suzuki Tempter GR650 ("D" I think). The front wheel isn't aligned with the handles and the tires are old and cracked but hold air. No keys; I can turn it on with a popsicle. My main problem now showed when I tried to change the oil. The oil plug was held on with a brownish epoxy and the metal threads I see are practically gone. I cant find the part anywhere and dont know if it can be repaired. My dad says just to epoxy the hole shut and remove the pan for every oil change.CCleaner Happy Wheels VLC


2/21/2019 3:50 AM

Drill out the hole bigger. Tap it with a thread tap. Install a new larger plug.


2/21/2019 5:11 AM

Go to auto parts store and but a self tapping oil plug. I have fixed a few bikes this way. Take the oil plug with you and get the next size up. Usually a stand size will work. Take your time doing it. Back it out every so often to let shavings fall out. I'm sure there ate videos on line to show how.


2/21/2019 5:12 AM

Damn auto correct.