2014 rmz250 oil drain plug stripped?

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11/20/2017 4:12 PM

I’m sure this has been posted a million times already, so I’m not 100 percent sure if my drain plug is stripped but it still threads into the bottom of the case. Not sure what the cheapest and quickest fix would be to do any suggestions (maybe some sort of oversized drain plug bolt?) I’m not exactly an expert in working on bikes but I desperately need help!

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11/20/2017 5:03 PM

Figure out the size of the stock threads and either Heli-Coil it or find the next size up drain plug and re-thread.

No shame paying someone to do it.

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11/20/2017 5:18 PM

A timesert is best. Cheapest option is a helicoil. Tons of people have success with those including myself.

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2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX250F
2002 Suzuki GSXR 600

11/20/2017 8:14 PM

Acidreamer wrote:

A timesert is best. Cheapest option is a helicoil. Tons of people have success with those including myself.

I was thinking about trying a timesert I’m just trying to save money and not really trying to crack the case open myself

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11/21/2017 4:51 AM

You will find that there is very little case material to hold either of the inserts in place. The best fix is to split the cases, weld, drill and re-tap or just replace the case.

Paw Paw

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11/21/2017 5:23 AM

Its a common problem with Suzukis. I stripped an 08 and 09. JB welded them up and drained oil out the side. With the 14 there are 2 drains so not sure if that would work. We have a 13 and 14 now and I always use a torque wrench now.

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11/21/2017 7:57 AM

Bad deal.
True, the proper way is time cert the hole.

In emergencies I was shown something that worked from some way old dude.

Old dude took an american thread bolt, it was barley larger than the original drain bolt by just a hair.
He used a grinding wheel and made the end of the bolt hex like a tap, just at the tip.
He used the bolt as a tap and it cut threads and held tight, I was impressed.

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