Bad purchase but how to fix???

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2/23/2019 2:11 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/23/2019 9:37 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. Mobdro


2/23/2019 11:43 AM

Not going to down you for bad purchase but I assume you are inexperienced. 1. Don’t risk oil leak, rethread hole and use bigger bolt. 2. Never ride on tires like that, buy new. 3. That bike is old and probably has a bunch of other problems. With street bikes make sure wheels aligned, brakes, throttle, and all other controls and lights work correctly. It’s your neck... my 2 cents


2/23/2019 9:21 PM

If you try to rethread it make sure you use a bottom tap or you may run the tap into working parts in transmission. Like I said before they sell self tapping drain bolts in the auto parts store. Take old bolt with you and find next size up.


2/24/2019 12:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/24/2019 12:22 AM

Dont waste your time answer OP
Look at earlier posts in profile, Bot/troll??