Removing drain bolt without draining oil?

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11/1/2018 6:14 PM

Forgot to add the copper washer when i installed my new drain bolt so it leaks a little bit. Is there anyway to remove the drain bolt without draining my brand new oil i just put in? Thought of laying it over on its side but which side so i lose barely any oil?

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11/1/2018 6:21 PM

Remove the bolt fast and plug it with your finger. Or drain the oil into a clean container and put it back in.

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11/1/2018 7:05 PM

+1 on the drain the oil into a clean container and put it back in

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11/1/2018 8:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/1/2018 8:23 PM

Lay the bike over on the clutch side and remove the drain bolt. That's what I would do, at least. If I have to lean it over and it has a full tank of gas, I'll usually pinch the fuel vent tube with a pair of vise grips so it doesn't piss fuel everywhere.

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11/1/2018 8:28 PM

Bman_145 wrote:

+1 on the drain the oil into a clean container and put it back in

I still have the oil bottles in the trash. Either do that or lay it over

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11/2/2018 4:56 AM

just drain and refill.

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11/2/2018 7:06 AM

NO
JUST PUT NEW OIL IN FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

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11/2/2018 8:23 AM

Moto520 wrote:

NO
JUST PUT NEW OIL IN FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

Why? I just put new oil in it and rode it around the yard one time. Bought a copper washer though.

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11/2/2018 9:16 AM

Drink the oil and pee it back into the bike. Pee is sterile you know

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11/2/2018 9:19 AM

kb228 wrote:

Drink the oil and pee it back into the bike. Pee is sterile you know

Ill be sure to write your username on my death note lmfao. Nothing beats watching a guy try to eat chicken wings he fried in motor oil on youtube though.

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11/2/2018 9:51 AM

drain into a container and re use or just add new fluid. Its not rocket science. Your not draining gold out of the motor.

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11/2/2018 10:04 AM

CSAR FE wrote:

Lay the bike over on the clutch side and remove the drain bolt. That's what I would do, at least. If I have to lean it over ...more

Do this, quick and easy.

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

11/2/2018 10:20 AM

fourfourone wrote:

drain into a container and re use or just add new fluid. Its not rocket science. Your not draining gold out of the motor.

I did. I think i got it now.

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11/6/2018 7:44 AM

Ride it with the small leak (it can be leaking that much can it?) and just replace the washer after your next ride.

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11/6/2018 11:47 AM

lean it and be quick

top off after you are done

PLEASE use a torque wrench. No need to crank on those drain bolts.

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11/6/2018 6:48 PM

CSAR FE wrote:

Lay the bike over on the clutch side and remove the drain bolt. That's what I would do, at least. If I have to lean it over ...more

mx317 wrote:

Do this, quick and easy.

This works

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11/7/2018 3:20 AM

KDXGarage wrote:

lean it and be quick

top off after you are done

PLEASE use a torque wrench. No need to crank on those drain bolts.

it's not a good idea to use a torque wrench due to the threads being lubricated as all torque specs are for dry threads
Unless your doing it at less than manufacturers spec?
I've always done mine by feel

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11/7/2018 5:21 AM

KDXGarage wrote:

lean it and be quick

top off after you are done

PLEASE use a torque wrench. No need to crank on those drain bolts.

grimsypro wrote:

it's not a good idea to use a torque wrench due to the threads being lubricated as all torque specs are for dry threads
Unless ...more

I'm sure the manufacturers take this into account when they put the torque specs in the manual. KTM/Husky for example are only 15 ft/lbs on drain plug and 11 ft/lbs on screens.

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

11/7/2018 10:22 AM

KDXGarage wrote:

lean it and be quick

top off after you are done

PLEASE use a torque wrench. No need to crank on those drain bolts.

grimsypro wrote:

it's not a good idea to use a torque wrench due to the threads being lubricated as all torque specs are for dry threads
Unless ...more

"I've always done mine by feel"

:-) so have all the people that have cracked the shit out of the crankcase halves

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11/7/2018 12:10 PM

KDXGarage wrote:

lean it and be quick

top off after you are done

PLEASE use a torque wrench. No need to crank on those drain bolts.

grimsypro wrote:

it's not a good idea to use a torque wrench due to the threads being lubricated as all torque specs are for dry threads
Unless ...more

KDXGarage wrote:

"I've always done mine by feel"

:-) so have all the people that have cracked the shit out of the crankcase halves

Never had an issue

However mates have with torque wrenches....

So your saying that would be a higher torque setting than 15nm without oil?

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11/7/2018 12:58 PM

Yeah, wet or dry, it should keep someone from doing way too much.

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